Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2008

International Year of the Reef

tags: coral reef, marine life, endangered species, Image of the Day Seventeen countries have marked 2008 as the International Year of the Reef, a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of coral reefs and to motivate action to protect them. Image: S. Zumbrunn, Conservation International. [larger size].

tags: Carnival of Feminists, blog carnivals The 44th edition of the Carnival of Mental Illness is now available for your reading pleasure. They included something from moi, too.

AMNH Subway Art #21

tags: jaguar, Panthera onca, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Jaguar, Panthera onca, 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].

Thanks to a collaboration with the University of Illinois, the Field Museum’s publication, Fieldiana Zoology, has been scanned and can be freely downloaded by searching this site for “Fieldiana Zoology“. Fieldiana Zoology is a peer-reviewed monographic series published by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Fieldiana Zoology focuses on mid-length monographs and scientific…

tags: kitchen science, great balls of fire, streaming video This is an interesting little kitchen science experiment that is better thought of as backyard science since it involves an open flame. But this video shows you how to create your own flaming balls that you can hold in your hands! [3:25]

tags: Carnival of Feminists, blog carnivals The 67th edition of the blog carnival, I and the Bird, is now available for your reading pleasure. They included a late submission from me, too.

tags: researchblogging.org, neotropical ants, Cephalotes atratus, parasitic nematodes, Myrmeconema neotropicum, tetradonematid nematode, evolution, coevolution, fruit mimicry A neotropical black ant, Cephalotes atratus, infected with the newly described parasitic nematode, Myrmeconema neotropicum. The ant’s infected and swollen abdomen does not actually take on a red pigment. It becomes a translucent amber. With the yellowish parasite eggs…

AMNH Subway Art #20

tags: amphibians, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum (left) and Fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra (right) 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: SEED magazine, sciencebloggers, Universe in 2008 Have you read your February 2008 copy of SEED magazine yet? I have received my copy and discovered that I have finally been published in a magazine after years of rejection letters (yippee) because the editor included a few of my responses to two questions they asked that…

Robin and Berries

tags: American robin, Turdus migratorius, birds, NYC, Central Park, Image of the Day American robin, Turdus migratorius, among berries. Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George. [larger size].