Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2008

tags: Carnival of Homeschooling, blog carnivals The 109th edition of the Carnival of HomeSchooling is now available for your reading pleasure. They included something from me, too.

tags: Carnival of Cities, blog carnivals The latest edition of the Carnival of the Cities is now available for your reading pleasure.

tags: Barbaro, horse racing, thoroughbreds, horses, leg injuries, churchill downs Goodbye Barbaro, thanks for the memories. Image source. Roy and Gretchen Jackson, the owners of the gallant racehorse, Barbaro, who was euthanized one year ago today, have decided to inter his cremains at Churchill Downs in Kentucky, where he won the Kentucky Derby in May…

AMNH Subway Art #25

tags: Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife An alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, with the shadow of a Stegosaurus behind it, 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].

tags: Jennifer A. Clack, 2008 Daniel Girault Elliot medal, National Academy of Sciences, zoology, evolutionary biology, paleontology The National Academy of Sciences’s 2008 Daniel Girault Elliot medal. I just learned that Jennifer A. Clack, ScD, FLS, Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Acting Director of the University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge, UK, been…

tags: Harry Potter, JK Rowling, books Splitting with Harry Potter was more painful than getting divorced, a tearful JK Rowling says. Image: DailyMail. I thought I was the only one going through Harry Potter Separation Anxiety (HPSA, the newest disorder to be listed in the DSM), but JK Rowling apparently is, also.

Black Grouse

tags: birds, Black Grouse, Tetrao tetrix, ornithology, Image of the Day Data in the climatic atlas show that the distribution of the Black Grouse, Tetrao tetrix, is likely to be affected by climate change Image: Chris Gomersall/RSPB Images.

Bridge To Opportunity (Reprise)

tags: NYC Life, Brooklyn Bridge, Emily Roebling, NYC history I have been watching the superb series of DVDs called New York, thanks to one of my currently vacationing pet sitting clients who owns it (now I wish to own this series too, so I can watch it over and over again). Because of this series,…

tags: researchblogging.org, evolution, avian flight, ornithology, birds, avian, researchblogging Chukar, Alectoris chukar; Capitol Reef National Park (Utah, USA) 2004. Image: Wikipedia [larger view]. For more than 150 years, the evolution of flight in birds has one of the most controversial topics that one can discuss at a professional meeting because this topic splits evolutionary biologists…

tags: hummingbird nest, birds, ornithology, streaming video This video was sent to me by a friend who works at National Geographic (and later, by an aviculturist whom I know) and it seems appropriate for today, considering that winter has closed her icy hand around us all. This video is a small glimpse into the lives…