Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for April, 2008

Birdbooker Report 11

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 “Birdbooker” Paulsen, which lists bird and natural history books that are (or will soon be) available for purchase.

Survival Skills

tags: Survival Skills, Kay Ryan, 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). My poetry suggestions are starting to run dry, which…

Chambers Street Subway Art 9

tags: chambers street subway art, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Chambers Street Subway Art #9 as seen at NYC’s Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

Cardinal Yoga

tags: Northern cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, birds, Central Park, Image of the Day Female Central Park cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis. Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George [larger].

Thank you, My Fate

tags: Thank you, My Fate, Anna Swir, 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). My poetry suggestions are starting to run…

Chambers Street Subway Art 8

tags: chambers street subway art, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Chambers Street Subway Art #8 as seen at NYC’s Chambers Street stop for the A and C trains. Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [larger view].

tags: researchblogging.org, evolution, dinosaurs, birds, Tyrannosaurus rex, ornithology, paleontology The Tyrannosaurus rex femur from which researcher Mary Higby Schweitzer of North Carolina State University recovered soft tissue. Image: Science. It wasn’t too long ago that paleontologists thought that fossilization was a process where all biological material was replaced with inert stone. However, in 2005, Mary…

Spring (1 of 2)

tags: spring, nature, Image of the Day Spring. Picture snapped a couple weeks ago outside the College Park Metro Station. By the way, do you see the nesting bird in this image? Image Karen Davis [larger].

Okay, everyone, I am getting some wonderful suggestions in email for what to see and do in London in August, so I have decided to start a thread where you all can suggest things for a person who lives (and travels) on a shoestring. I already have gotten some suggestions from birders (they are such…

tags: Creationism-vs-evolution, fundamentalism, religion, culture wars A friend, Dave, sent me an interesting article that was published several months ago in Science. This insightful and well-written article by Jennifer Couzin is important because it focuses on one scientist’s trauma and ensuing lifelong journey with rejecting his evangelical creationist upbringing to accept evolution as scientific fact.…