Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for July, 2008

tags: researchblogging.org, animal migration, ecology, conservation, habitat destruction, global warming, overexploitation Image: Makoa Farm Horseback Riding Safaris in Tanzania [

Eastern Willet

tags: Eastern Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus semipalmatus, birds, nature, Image of the Day Eastern Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus semipalmatus, at Bolivar Flats, Texas. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 6 June 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Carnivalia

Here’s a few recently published blog carnivals for you to enjoy; Carnival of Liberals, 30 July edition. This blog carnival focuses on politics and freethought. Carnival of the Green, issue 138. This blog carnival focuses on living lightly on the earth.

Baboon versus Flamingos

tags: flamingos, baboons, nature, streaming video This streaming National Geographic video shows a group of hungry baboons in Kenya’s Lake Bogoria that find themselves surrounded by a million unsuspecting, and unprotected, flamingos. I am sure you can guess what happens next. [2:40]

tags: researchblogging.org, dinosaurian soft tissue, fossils, bacterial biofilms, paleontology, endocasts, formerly pyritic framboids, collagen Figure 1. EDS spectrum of framboid. EDS spectrum of framboid showing an iron-oxygen signature. Pt is from coating for SEM. Area in red box was scanned for elements. [larger view]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002808. Some of you might remember a paper published in…

tags: West 66th street/Lincoln Center Subway Art, Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers. Artist: Nancy Spero, 1999. Installed 2004. West 66th Street/Lincoln Center Subway tile mosaic art #22 as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the downtown (southbound) 1 train.…

I Get Books ..

I receive a fair number of books to review each week, so I thought I should do what several magazines and other publications do; list those books that have arrived in my mailbox so you know that this is the pool of books from which I will be reading and reviewing on my blog. You…

Western Willet

tags: Western Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus inornatus, birds, nature, Image of the Day Western Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus inornatus, at Bolivar Flats, Texas. The bird on the left is in alternate (breeding) plumage while the bird resting on the right is in basic (winter) plumage. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 2 July 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883…

tags: Canadian Apology, humor, politics, streaming video This streaming video shows a truly Canadian apology for all the “wrongs” they have commited towards the U.S. [2:27]

Even though Homeland Security is not happy about this, I am rather pleased about this discovery. How about you? 44% Created by OnePlusYou