Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for June, 2008

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 #2 as seen at NYC’s West 34th Street stop at 8th for the A, C and E trains. Artist: Eric Fischl, 2001. Image:…

tags: researchblogging.org, Early Bird Project, Tree of Life, avian evolution, deep avian evolutionary relationships, avian phylogenomics, location cues, Shannon J. Hackett, Rebecca T. Kimball, Sushma Reddy Basic topology of the evolutionary relationships between birds. Maximum Likelihood (ML) phylogram reveals the short internodes at the base of Neoaves and highlights certain extreme examples of rate variation…

Duyvenbode’s Lory

tags: Brown lory, Duyvenbode’s lory, Chalcopsitta duivenbodei, birds, Image of the Day This image depicts another of the parrot species that I bred and raised when I lived in Seattle, and that I researched before my NYC postdoctoral fellowship ended. The best friend I ever had was duyvenbode’s lory, in fact. How I miss my…

tags: The Last Flight of The Scarlet Macaw, conservation, endangered species, parrots, politics, Bruce Barcott, book review Nonfiction books are often thought of as being “good for us”, as if they were literary vitamin tablets, but many people take their summers off from their vitamins by reading trashy novels or mysteries while ensconced under an…

tags: A close look at some small wildlife, insects, macro, streaming video This amazing streaming video gives you an idea of the power of a super duper macro lens with a Sony HC3. Working distance for this film was about 1.5 inches with a reversed 50mm [5:16]

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 #1 [detail #8, looking from left to right] as seen at NYC’s West 34th Street stop at 8th for the A, C and…

Scarlet Lory

tags: Chattering lory, scarlet lory, Lorius garrulus, birds, Image of the Day This image depicts another of the parrot species that I bred and raised when I lived in Seattle, and that I researched before my NYC postdoctoral fellowship ended. How I miss my lories! Third in a series of images of lories by this…

Millimeters Matter

tags: millimeters matter, insects, macro, streaming video This amusing streaming video gives you a better appreciation for how big millimeters truly are (just ignore the last five seconds) [1:15]

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 #1 [detail #7, looking from left to right] as seen at NYC’s West 34th Street stop at 8th for the A, C and…

tags: Ethics for the Real World, Ronald A. Howard, Clinton D. Korver, book review We are confronted with seemingly small ethical choices every day of our lives, ranging from whether we should plagiarize a homework assignment, cheat on an exam, “pad” our resumes, pilfer office supplies, tell a “white lie” to a loved one ……