Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for July, 2007

tags: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, books It finally arrived! The last time I had heard anything about my copy of the Harry Potter book that was supposed to be delivered to me last Saturday was when United Parcel Service (UPS) called me Saturday morning to inform me that they don’t deliver to post…

This week’s reader poll results are posted below the fold. These results were not at all surprising to me, although I am interested to read your comments. As always, I’d like to thank you for taking these polls, they are very informative. I also include a link to a new poll that you can take,…

tags: nuke Iran, humor, Jon Stewart, streaming video This video nearly got me thrown out of the library because I was laughing so much — and to think that we were a sixth rectal polyp away from World War III! [3:06].


tags: Texas bluebonnets, Image of the Day This is the Texas bluebonnet, star of the Texas springtime wildflower bloom. Image: Biosparite [larger]

tags: horses, blog carnivals Surprisingly, this is the first time anything I’ve written has appeared in the Horse Lovers’ Blog Carnival, so you should check it out!

tags: squirrel, spy ring, espionage, Iran, weird news, humor Image: Freaking News. In one of the more amazing stories I’ve read, it was recently reported that Iranian police jailed 14 squirrels — for spying.

Best Friends: Cassie and Mo

tags: crow, cat, animal friendship, streaming video One of those sweet animal stories where two animals that are supposed to be enemies become friends. This time it is a cat and a crow. [2:04]

Harry Potter Takes the A Train

tags: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, humor, streaming video This is what the A train looks like when I ride it;


tags: nestling, Image of the Day No it’s not a golf ball with feathers but I bet many birders won’t be able to identify this bird. Give up? Tune in tomorrow for the answer! Image: Bob Levy [larger] 24 hours later, the answer is below the fold;

Mastodon Found in Greece

tags: mastodon fossils, Greece AMNH 9951, skeleton of the American mastodont, Mammut americanum, Newburgh, NY. Image: AMNH (American Museum of Natural History, NYC, NY) [larger] In an astonishing discovery, a three million year old “fossilized zoo” was discovered by Greek geologists yesterday in the northern Milia region near the town of Grevena. This “zoo” contains…