Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for September, 2007

Laughing Cat Blog Carnival Available

tags: laughing cat blog carnival, blog carnival Those of you who cannot get enough of cats will be pleased to learn that there is another cat carnival out there for you to enjoy. This one is new; The Laughing Cat blog carnival just published its second edition. It includes some really amusing links.

Encephalon: Request for Submissions

tags: blog carnivals, encephalon, cognition, learning Yep, here I am again, asking you to send me submissions for the upcoming issue of the blog carnival, Encephalon, which I am hosting on Monday, 24 September. Of course, I want my efforts to be recognized as the best ever on behalf of this carnival so I am…

The Lost World of James Smithson

tags: book review, history, biography, James Smithson, Jacques Louis Macie, Smithsonian Institution, Heather Ewing As a nearly life-long resident of the West Coast, I have visited the Smithsonian Institution exactly once in my entire life, and to be honest, I didn’t notice the bust of its founder, James Smithson. I suppose I should feel guilty…

tags: blog carnivals, Carnival of Family Life Hey you guys, here’s another issue of a blog carnival that is new to me! This is the 17 September issue of The Carnival of Family Life that was just published for you to enjoy. This is a huge blog carnival, so get ready to be there for…

Behold, My Passion: 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, center and right), and a pair of Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus (lower, center (that bird is hanging upside down) and left), near the north…

The Scientist has just published an online version of an upcoming print story on their site. This story asks the question, What are your three favorite life science blogs? I noticed that they asked seven men this question (not one woman, hello??!) and predictably, nearly all of the top blogs that they listed were written…

For approximately one year now, every Monday morning, ScienceBlogs has been sending out a weekly digest of what is happening with the various blogs on the site. I have found it to be useful since I no longer have time to read everyone’s blog, but I can at least catch the weekly highlights on the…

tags: online mental health fair, bipolar disorder, manic-depressive illness, manic depression, Revolution Health It has come to my attention that Revolution Health is currently running an Online Mental Health Fair, with a special focus on reaching college students and their parents. College is a particularly challenging time for students struggling with depression or bipolar disorder…

Keeping the Dementors Away

I am back in the library today, but I am well-armed this time: I brought a big bar of Cadbury’s Royal Dark Chocolate with me, so I am writing stories for you all once again. Yummy! Because of course, as we learned in the Harry Potter books, it’s chocolate that keeps the Dementors away, right?…

Grand Rounds Now Available

tags: blog carnivals, Grand Rounds This week’s edition, issue 3.52, of the blog carnival Grand Rounds is now available. This blog carnival focuses on stories with medical significance, and is one of the longest running blog carnivals out there!