Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for June, 2008

tags: Seed Media Group, ScienceBlogs, ScienceBlogs.de I have been made privy to a special 1 July 2008 press release from Seed Media Group, the parent organization for ScienceBlogs, which hosts my blog. The news is good.

tags: West 34th street Penn Station subway art, Circus of Garden Delights, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Circus of Garden Delights. West 34th Street/Penn Station Subway tile mosaic art #3 [Detail #1] as seen at NYC’s West 34th Street stop at 8th for the A, C and E trains. Artist: Eric Fischl,…

tags: smuggling parrots, poaching parrots, ProFauna Indonesia, endangered species, conservation, politics Indonesians protest the illegal wildlife trade. Image: ProFauna Indonesia. You know that I am passionate about the parrots of the south Pacific Ocean — I devoted my life to researching them, in fact. So it is my responsibility to bring a very important and…

Update: Housing

I called the landlord’s office (again) last Friday to find out what this “rent increase” is about, and the people in the landlord’s office had no ideas. As most of you know, I have been trying to find out about this “rent increase” for the past three months, by writing and calling my landlord, but…

tags: Blue Mountain Rainbow Lory, Swainson’s Rainbow Lory, Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus, birds, Image of the Day Eighth in a series of lory images by this photographer. Rainbow Lory, Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus. This subspecies of rainbow lory is also found in Australia, along the east coast. Image: John Del Rio. [larger view].

Eye on Carl (Zimmer, That Is)

My friend and colleague, Carl Zimmer, has some news that he is going to tell us about today at 5pm ET, so be sure to pop in to his blog at that time to see what’s happening.

Birds in the News 137

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula, with insect egg or pupa in its beak. Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU [larger view].

Ovulation

tags: Ovulation, medicine, technology, streaming video Recently, human ovulation was captured on video for the first time ever. Two researchers, Stephan Gordts and Ivo Brosens of the Leuven Institute for Fertility & Embryology in Belgium, performed transvaginal laparoscopy, which involves making a small cut in the vaginal wall and observing the ovary with an endoscope.…

tags: West 34th street Penn Station subway art, Circus of Garden Delights, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Circus of Garden Delights. West 34th Street/Penn Station Subway tile mosaic art #3 as seen at NYC’s West 34th Street stop at 8th for the A, C and E trains. Artist: Eric Fischl, 2001. Image:…

One of the world’s largest intact forest ecosystems — the breeding grounds for many of the world’s warblers, ducks and other migratory birds — is in big trouble. Oil and gas, timber, mining, and other industries are destroying vital habitat for birds and other wildlife in Canada’s boreal forest. Canada’s boreal forest spans more than…