Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for March, 2008

AMNH Subway Art #80

tags: Diplopoda, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife I think this is a millipede species (but which one?) 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].

Hello From the Other Manhattan

I made it! After a day spent sitting in a variety of places (planes, trains and automobiles). I am already having a good time, watching my host, Dave, who is armed with a sling-shot being outwitted by two red squirrels who were stealing seeds and suet from his backyard birdfeeders. I have already seen bird…

Red-breasted Nuthatch

tags: birds, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis, ornithology, Image of the Day Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis. Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU. [larger view]. By the time this image pops up, I will be meeting my hosts, Dave and Elizabeth, at the Kansas City, MO, airport. I’ll probably be dragging my dufflebag along, while carrying my precious laptop,…

tags: spider, web building, mind-altering drugs, streaming video This streaming video documents that spiders web-building abilities are affected by exposure to mind-altering drugs, like weed, as demonstrated by in 1960 Dr. Peter Witt. [1:49].

AMNH Subway Art #79

tags: arachnida, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Spider species (but which one?) 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].

I thought I’d mention that I have been invited by SEED to an event in my beloved NYC; The MIND08 Symposium which is held all day on 4 April. This symposium is co-hosted by one of my favorite art museums in the world, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and is held at the Parsons…

Eastern Phoebe

tags: birds, Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe, ornithology, Image of the Day Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe. Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU. [larger view]. With any luck, by the time you are looking at this image, I will have finished running around the city trying to get last minute tasks completed, such as buying food for my birds,…

Birds in the News 123

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter Wilson’s snipe, Gallinago delicata. It is a little unusual to see a shorebird off the the ground, but this fellow decided he needed a higher perch to take in some of the scenery. Image: Jerry Kram. [larger size].

The Christian Gene

tags: christian gene, humor, satire, streaming video Gay scientists have isolated the gene they believe makes people Christian. [1:15].

AMNH Subway Art #78

tags: Hymenoptera, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife Hornet/wasp species (but which one?) 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].