Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for February, 2008

Glass and Sky #2

tags: NYC, glass and sky, Lincoln Center skyscrapers, photography, NYC through my eye Glass and Sky #2. (Lincoln Center skyscrapers. This particular building is a residence — either an apartment or condominium). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [larger view]. Yesterday, it was quite cold and breezy in NYC, but the conditions were superb for photographing the city,…

Glass and Sky #1

tags: NYC, glass and sky, Lincoln Center skyscrapers, photography, NYC through my eye Glass and Sky #1. (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…

Subway Station at 72nd and Broadway

tags: NYC, 72nd street subway station, photography, NYC through my eye NYC subway stations at 72nd and Broadway (foreground; the 1-2-3 trains stop here). You can see some snow is still present. Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [larger view]. I captured this image yesterday in the late afternoon. One thing that I find fascinating about NYC buildings…

I just found that Columbia University Press’s official blog linked to my humble blog. That’s really wonderful, it made my day, in fact!

AMNH Subway Art #52

tags: silverfish, Lepisma saccharina, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife This beastie is probably a silverfish, Lepisma saccharina, 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].

Spoon-billed Sandpipers

tags: birds, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, Image of the Day New wintering sites for critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpipers, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, have been discovered in Myanmar. (another picture of this species). Image: Peter Ericsson. [larger view].

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter King penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus, swim off the Crozet Islands in the Indian Ocean near Antarctica. Scientists estimate that a rise in ocean surface temperature of less than half a degree over the next 20 years would lead to a population collapse. Image: Yvon Le Maho,…

tags: black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes, endangered species, cute overload, streaming video An endangered black-footed ferret, Mustela nigripes, steals a CNN microphone cover. This is an animal that can move as fast backwards as forwards, or so it appears. Short, but incredibly cute footage of this lovely species. [0:46]

AMNH Subway Art #51

tags: damselfly, odonota, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife I think this is a Damselfly (but which species?) as portrayed in tiles on the stairway up to the ground level of the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008.. [wallpaper size].

Coast

tags: nature, coast, Image of the Day I have been digging through my image archives in my gmail account and found some real treasures that my readers sent to me. Unfortunately, I overlooked quite a few images that were sent when I was in the hospital and had poor computer access. So let me fix…