Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for March, 2008

A Real Kansas Treat

tags: kitsch, tacky midwestern shit, ball of twine The World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas. Image: GrrlScientist, 2008. [larger size].

AMNH Subway Art #86

tags: Aves, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife I think this might be a Common Black Hawk, Buteogallus anthracinus, (although it lacks the broad white terminal tail band) as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no…

Western Kingbird

tags: birds, Western kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis, ornithology, Image of the Day A long-time reader, Jerry, sent some images for me to feature as the “image of the day”. This is the first image in a series of five. Western kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis. Image: Jerry Kram. [larger size].

Birds in the News 124

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter Female Ocellated Turkey, Meleagris ocellata, in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in the Southern Yucatan in the state of Campeche. They are endemic to the region and are known locally as both Pavo Ocelado or Guajalote Ocelato. Image: Kevin Sharp. [larger size].

tags: The Streetwalking Lawyers of Aurora Avenue, humor, satire, streaming video “The Streetwalking Lawyers of Aurora Avenue” is a great idea that I should emulate to get a job .. maybe I can hang around in the garment district with a set of pipettemen and offer to clone rich people so they can get transplants…

AMNH Subway Art #85

tags: Lepidoptera, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife A Zebra Swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus, as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Crane Sunset

tags: Sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis, birds, Platte River, image of the day Dave, Elizabeth and I were in Nebraska yesterday, watching migrating Sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis, over the Platte River in the evening. This is one of the images that Dave took of the sunset that we saw while we were there. (I also have…

tags: Birdbooker Report, bird books, natural history books “One cannot have too many good bird books” –Ralph Hoffmann, Birds of the Pacific States (1927). Here’s this week’s issue of the Birdbooker Report by Ian Paulsen, which lists bird and natural history books that are (or will soon be) available for purchase.

Does This Mean That I am Fat???

tags: How many hungry cannibals could your body feed, online quiz, fun and games I am sure that many of you wonder this very thing during those early mornings just before the sun rises.

AMNH Subway Art #84

tags: Amphibian, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife I think this is a caecelian with eggs as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown-bound subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].