Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for September, 2007

tags: researchblogging.org, velociraptor, Dromaeosauridae, dinosaur, feathers, paleontology, evolution Velociraptor skull. Velociraptors were small dinosaurs, weighing only about 15kg and approximnately 1.5m long. Image: M. Elison, AMNH. [larger view] According to a research paper that was published late last week, the Velociraptor probably had feathers. A closer look at a fossil Velociraptor ulna (forearm) that was…

tags: encephalon, brain, behavior, cognition, neurobiology, blog carnival The last frontier: The brain. Orphaned Image. Contact me so I can provide credit and linkage. Several months ago, I was invited to host Encephalon, probably because I send so many submissions to this blog carnival and possibly also because I am fairly good at sending traffic…

It is important to me to be included in the book, OpenLab 2007. So I am asking you to help me write a kick-ass essay that will be good enough for this little book. The only reason (I think) that I was included in the inagural edition of this book was because the editor was…

XX Scientists: Is There a Such Thing?

tags: gender issues, gender disparity, blogosphere, science blogs, life science blogs PZ asked his students these questions on an exam that he was recently writing; 14. Hey! Have you noticed the lack of women scientists so far? Briefly speculate about why they’re missing. 15 (2 pts extra credit). Name a female scientist of any era.…

tags: health insurance, medicine, Families USA report, medicaid I haven’t had health insurance since the middle of 2004. Since 2004, I have held numerous part-time temporary positions, and I was employed for one full year as a full-time professor of anatomy & physiology at a local university, yet even then, I still wasn’t provided any…

More Wild Lories

tags: birds, Moluccan Red Lories, Eos bornea rothschildi, Green-naped Rainbow Lorikeets, Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus, Seram, Indonesia, Image of the Day A pair of Moluccan Red Lories, Eos bornea rothschildi (upper right and lower left (upside down)), and a pair of Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus (center; one bird is hanging upside down), near the north…

Friday Ark Available

tags: blog carnivals, Friday Ark, animal images This week’s edition of the Friday Ark is now available. This is a linkfest that focuses on sharing animal images with the public, so if you are in the mood to look at animal pictures (some accompanied by essays), this is the place to go!

Just for all my bird-loving pals, the 58th edition of I and the Bird blog carnival is now available for you to enjoy. This blog carnival was written as a conversation between the author and Doctor Who. Who? As usual, there are plenty of birdalicious links for you to explore, so be sure to pop…

So of course, I had to share it with you. Courtroom drama custody ruling A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama today when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge…

What Does Your Latte Say About You?

tags: latte, online quiz What Your Latte Says About You When it comes to what you like, you have your own unique tastes. And people don’t really understand them. You are a very serious person. You don’t have time for silly antics. Intense and energetic, you aren’t completely happy unless you are bouncing off the…