Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for September, 2007

Encephalon: Request for Submissions

tags: blog carnivals, encephalon, cognition, learning Okay, this is the last time I will ask you to send me submissions for the upcoming issue of the blog carnival, Encephalon, which I am hosting on Monday, 24 September. A few submissions have trickled in so far, but I want my efforts to be recognized as the…

A couple days ago, I mentioned that I, along with several other blog writers, had been invited to participate in a conference call-interview with several experts who were going to discuss the topic of bipolar disorder with us so we could write about it on our blogs. Well, thanks to a friend here in NYC,…

In Search of My Rhetorical Penis

tags: gender issues, gender disparity, blogosphere, science blogs, life science blogs Image: Anemi I have been thinking more about TheScientist‘s recent online article, “Vote for your favorite life science blogs“, where they asked this same question of seven of the “top” life science bloggers — all of whom just so happened to be men. It…

Central Park Raccoon Nose

tags: raccoon, Procyon lotor, Image of the Day “Ah, that’s better. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.” A raccoon, Procyon lotor, sleeps in the hollow of a tree in Central Park. Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George. [wallpaper size]. More about this image below the fold.

Another Dementor Attack Thwarted

After spending last night in frustrated despair over my many seemingly insurmountable woes, all of which were exemplified by my truncated blog entry, the IT man at ScienceBlogs, Tim, rescued me by sending a copy of the text this morning so I could republish it for you to read. After several attempts to republish, it…

Carnival of the Vanities Available

tags: carnival of the vanities, blog carnival I just learned that the 20 September edition of the Carnival of the Vanities is now available for you to read. This blog carnival is the original one, and it is still going strong. The theme for this blog carnival is to collect the best writing in the…

Dementor Attack!!

At least one of my articles (the running article that I published earlier, that took me four hours to write) was destroyed tonight by the ScienceBlogs server when the IT people replaced a burned out memory module. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of the finished piece since I had published it earlier in…

Running Your Blues Away

tags: researchblogging.org, mental health, depression, major depressive disorder, MDD, exercise, James A. Blumenthal Image: Lucozade Sport. “A lot of people know from their own experience that when they exercise, they feel better,” observed James A. Blumenthal, a professor of psychology at Duke University and lead author of a newly published study that examined the relationship…

tags: raccoon, Procyon lotor, Image of the Day … A real life animal pirate! Arrrr! “Hey, how can a raccoon get any sleep with all that noise goin’ on down there?” A raccoon, Procyon lotor, peeks down at his fan club from the hollow of a tree in Central Park. Image: Bob Levy, author of…

tags: pirate, talk like a pirate day As you all know, today is talk like a pirate day, a day that is so important to all of us pirates because of the tight correlation between the increase in global temperatures and the decrease in pirates worldwide! So join with me and my parrots by declaring…