Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2008

AMNH Subway Art #27

tags: ladybugs, ladybirds, Coleoptera, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Ladybugs, Coleoptera species. as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Yes, Indeed, Today Is My Birdday

Orphaned image. Happy birdday to me. I thought that I’d take myself out for a celebratory drink tonight, so here I am, lighting fires in my beer. It’s a good thing I am not drinking scotch: I might burn the place down doing this. Well, there is still time to address this oversight, I suppose.

tags: bats, little brown bats, Indiana bats, white nose syndrome, cavers, Alan Hicks Hibernating bats suffering from the mysterious “White Nose Syndrome” (arrows). Image: Alan Hicks, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation [larger view] If you live in New York or Vermont, then you might have heard about the mystery disease that is killing tens of…

White-necked Picathartes

tags: birds, White-necked Picathartes, Picathartes gymnocephalus, ornithology, Image of the Day White-necked Picathartes, Picathartes gymnocephalus: one of the species to benefit from Gola Forest being declared a national park. Image: Jason D Weckstein, Ben D Marks/NCRC.

Waves of Ice

tags: Newfoundland, freezing waves, streaming video This strange weather phenomenon happened in Newfoundland where the waves were actually frozen as they crashed on the beach [1:00]

tags: Carnival of the Liberals, blog carnivals The latest edition of the Carnival of the Liberals is now available for your reading pleasure. I’ve been sending them regular submissions for the past six weeks, and they — finally — included one, so you have to reward them by going over there and reading their linked…

AMNH Subway Art #26

tags: Journey to the Center of the Earth, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife A journey to the center of the earth (view 1, uptown stairway) as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). If you look closely,…

Atlantic Puffin

tags: birds, Atlantic+Puffin, Fratercula arctica, ornithology, Image of the Day Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica, was one of the species badly hit by the Erika oil disaster, which killed about 72,000 birds. Image: RSPB.

Lemurs: Millipede Junkies

tags: drug use, lemurs, streaming video This streaming video from Animal Planet reveals that Madagascar’s lemurs also use drugs to get high — but instead of peyote buttons or magic mushrooms, they use a poison produced by the millipede [1:55]

tags: Writers from across the blogosphere, blog carnivals The latest edition of the Writers From Across The Blogosphere Carnival is now available for your reading pleasure. They included a few things that I’ve written, along with a mountain of other contributions that you are sure to enjoy.