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Archives for February, 2008

AMNH Subway Art #56

tags: sloth, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife This is a three-toed Bradypus species of sloth (but which one?) as portrayed in tiles on the stairway of the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

tags: blog carnivals, Friday Ark The most recent edition of the Carnival of the Spineless is now available for you to enjoy. The host, who is a pal of mine, asked me for a contribition, so I had to dig through my previous blog entries to find something that might be appropriate. I do what…

Friday Ark is now Available

tags: blog carnivals, Friday Ark Yes, indeed, my friends, it is Friday once again, and as usual, my pal, The Modulator, has amassed a pile of links to ANIMAL IMAGES for you to enjoy in the 180th edition of the Friday Ark. Did you know that this blog carnival began as a way to create…

A Moose of a Different Color

tags: animals, leucistic moose, Alces alces, zoology, Image of the Day Leucistic Moose, Alces alces. Image: orphaned [larger size].

The Great Trafalgar Square Freeze

tags: Frozen Trafalgar Square, streaming video Do you remember how I posted a streaming video Frozen in Time at Grand Central Station? Well, apparently, another volunteer improv squad has done the same thing in London. Inspired by improv everywhere and made a reality by 100′s of volunteers. At exactly 3:30pm on a secret cue, almost…

AMNH Subway Art #55

tags: whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus species, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife I think this is a whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus species (can you name the species?) as portrayed in tiles on the stairway of the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

tags: researchblogging.org, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, mental illness, mood disorder, functional genomics, blood test, biomarkers Image: Florida Department of Law Enforcement. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, serious mental illnesses affect approximately 44 million Americans. Serious mental illnesses include mood disorders; depression and bipolar disorder. Unfortunately, correctly diagnosing mental illnesses,…

Space Sunset

tags: astronomy, South Pacific Ocean, sunset, hubble telescope, Image of the Day Sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Image: NASA (2007). [wallpaper size].

tags: blog carnivals, Writers from Across the Blogosphere The February issue of Writers Across the Blogosphere is now available for you to read. This is probably the largest blog carnival that I contribute to, and it’s likely the largest blog carnival out there, too — and it celebrates good writing! And since having a high…

Kitchen Science: Elephant Toothpaste

tags: Kitchen Science, elephant toothpaste, chemistry demonstration, streaming video Elephant toothpaste is a classic chemistry demonstration that will make anyone overflow with joy. When hydrogen peroxide decomposes, it gives off oxygen gas and water. Under ordinary circumstances, it breaks down very slowly, but potassium iodide can act as a catalyst — making the reaction tremendously…