Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for February, 2008

tags: blog carnivals, Horse Lovers’ Blog Carnival I had no idea that the Horse Lovers’ Blog Carnival was still being published, but they just published their February issue of this blog carnival, so go over there to read what they’ve collected this past … period of time.

tags: researchblogging.org, endocrine disruptors, environmental pollutants, DDT metabolites, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, birdsong, physiology, behavior European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris. Image: Gerd Rossen [larger view]. An elegant but disturbing paper was just published that documents that biologically relevant concentrations of endocrine disrupting pollutants are affecting the quality and quantity of song produced by male songbirds, which in turn, influences…

AMNH Subway Art #54

tags: monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, 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].

Carnival of Cities

tags: blog carnivals, Carnival of Cities Okay, this is what you’ve all been waiting for, the Carnival of Cities, where you can read about people’s experiences with either visiting or living in various cities around the world. So without further ado, I will let you tuck in!

tags: karate chop, slow motion, streaming video This is a really interesting video showing a cement block being karate chopped in half, bare-handed. After the karate chop is captured in real time, the film is then played for you again, from several angles, in slow motion. If you’ve ever broken your wrist (as I have,…

AMNH Subway Art #53

tags: monarch butterfly caterpillar, Danaus plexippus, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Caterpillar of monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, 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].

Just a quick update. I am still dealing with the plumbing issues in my bathroom (still no water) and worse, the combination of mud and mold and mouse turds and cockroach dust have made my allergies and asthma flare up to the point where they are nearly impossible to deal with right now, even though…

tags: raccoon, Procyon lotor, mammals, raccoon pr0n, Image of the Day Raccoons, Procyon lotor, mating on a tree limb in Central Park, NYC — in front of the children! Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George. [larger size].

Life of an Achievement Whore

tags: achievement whore, humor, satire, social commentary, streaming video This amusing little video shows you just what a life of an achievement whore is really like — it’s not all goodness and light, either. Yes, it’s safe for work, too. [2:37]

Glass and Sky #3

tags: NYC, glass and sky, Lincoln Center skyscrapers, photography, NYC through my eye Glass and Sky #3. (Lincoln Center skyscrapers). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [larger view]. Yesterday, it was quite cold and breezy in NYC, but the conditions were superb for photographing the city, especially in the afternoon, when I captured some lovely images of Lincoln…