Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for September, 2007

Turtle Yoga

tags: Painted Turtle, Red-eared Slider, reptile, Image of the Day “Very good but try harder to get your other leg off the ground and don’t forget to breathe and don’t strain.” Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George. [Wallpaper size]

Get Sorted!

tags: sorting quiz, online quiz Just in time for a new term at school; it’s time to get sorted into your house! The Sorting Quiz Your Result: Ravenclaw   You are smart, intelligent, and perceptive. You love information and flourish in facts. Though some Ravenclaws (like Luna) have an open mind, you might not have…

tags: Smithsonian Institution, National Zoo, museum, funding crisis What’s wrong with this picture: America is spending billions and billions of dollars to bomb the snot out of Iraq, but we can’t even spare a fraction of that cost to fix our premier museum and zoo?? According to a news story that appeared in today’s Washington…

A Random Act of Kindness

tags: white-throated sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, birds, Image of the Day White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis, 1st winter plumage. Image: Kevin T. Karlson [larger view].

Mother and Child

tags: mammals, dragonflies, black rhinocerus, Diceros bicornis, Image of the Day This newborn black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis, at a safari park in Tel Aviv is the first to have been born in captivity in Israel in 15 years. Image: AP.

Sesame Street Personality Quiz

tags: sesame street, online quiz You Are Cookie Monster Misunderstood as a primal monster, you’re a true hedonist with a huge sweet tooth. You are usually feeling: Hungry. Cookies are preferred, but you’ll eat anything if cookies aren’t around. You are famous for: Your slightly crazy eyes and usual way of speaking How you life…

tags: parrot, lories, lorikeet, loriinae, loriidae, Rimatara lorikeet, Kuhl’s lory, Vini kuhlii, conservation, ornithology, South Pacific Islands Back from the brink: The endangered Rimatara lorikeet or Kuhl’s lory, Vini kuhlii, has been successfully reintroduced to Ātiu. Image: Phil Bender. As I’ve mentioned a few times already, my life’s passion is the birds of the South…

tags: blog carnivals, medicine, all things medical The September issue of All Things Medical blog carnival is now available for you to read and enjoy. It appears that I have quite a few submissions to this blog carnival, so I think you should go over there and give them some support by poking through their…

White-Tipped Black Geometrid

tags: lepidoptera, moths, Melanchroia chephise, White-Tipped Black Geometrid, Image of the Day White-Tipped Black Geometrid, Melanchroia chephise, Houston, Texas. A diurnal moth, this one was photographed on the Katy Prairie NABA Butterfly Count about 30 miles NW of downtown Houston, Texas, on September 3, 2007. Image: Biosparite [larger view]. This is a White-tipped Black Geometrid,…

tags: blog carnivals, nature, science, medicine, tangled bank Good news, everyone; the 89th edition of The Tangled Bank blog carnival is now available for you to enjoy. Sorry I am late with this announcement, but you know, shit is what happens as you try to life your life.