Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for April, 2008

Dreamers

tags: Dreamers, Siegfried Sassoon, poetry, National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, and I plan to post one poem per day every day this month (If you have a favorite poem that you’d like me to share, feel free to email it to me). I found today’s poem after a reader on Reddit, Jack,…

tags: John McCain, testicles, humor, satire, politics, streaming video This amusing streaming video is an interview with John McCain’s urologist, who shows us a really nice graph revealing the size of his testicles. But his urologist refuses to confirm whether McCain is a real badass, saying that we have to interview his proctologist to learn…

Meet One of My Parrots 1

tags: lories, loriinae, yellow-bibbed lory, Lorius chlorocercus, parrots, birds, photograph Odysseus. Male yellow-bibbed lory, Lorius chlorocercus, April 2008. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Chambers Street Subway Art 11

tags: chambers street subway art, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Chambers Street Subway Art #11 as seen at NYC’s Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains. A vandal with yellow chalk beat me to this artwork, but fortunately, the chalk marks can be easily removed. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Turquoise Tanager

tags: Turquoise Tanager, Tangara mexicana, birds, Image of the Day This is the first in a series of passerine images by this photographer. Turquoise Tanager, Tangara mexicana. Image: John Del Rio. [larger view].

Birds in the News 128

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter “Abstract” Male Wood Duck, Aix sponsa. Image: John Del Rio. [larger view].

Dulce et Decorum Est

tags: Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen, poetry, National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, and I plan to post one poem per day every day this month (If you have a favorite poem that you’d like me to share, feel free to email it to me). Today’s poem was suggested by a reader,…

Beware the Believers!

tags: Richard Dawkins, Beware the Believers, religious fundamentalism, evolution, streaming video This amusing streaming video is a rockin’ version of Richard Dawkins’ expertise [3:57].

Chambers Street Subway Art 10

tags: chambers street subway art, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Chambers Street Subway Art #10 as seen at NYC’s Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Spring (2 of 2)

tags: spring, nature, Image of the Day Spring, 2. This is the Canada goose family (slightly increased in size) in College Park that you saw earlier. Image: Karen Davis [larger].