Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for July, 2008

tags: conservation, captive breeding, Houston Zoo, St. Vincent Parrot, St. Vincent Amazon, Guilding’s Amazon parrot, Amazona guildingii, ornithology Adult St. Vincent Amazon parrot, Amazona guildingii. Image: Orphaned [larger view]. The Houston Zoo in Houston, Texas, successfully hatched another endangered St. Vincent Amazon parrot, Amazona guildingii, on 28 May 2008. The young parrot was the third…

tags: researchblogging.org, Bombus impatiens, Bumblebees, pathogen spillover, epidemiology, pollinating insects, greenhouses Common Eastern Bumblebee, Bombus impatiens. This species is often relied upon to pollinate commercial food crops, such as tomatoes, that are often grown in agricultural greenhouses. Image: Wikipedia Commons [larger view]. A mysterious decline in North American bumblebee populations is apparently the result of…

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 #19 as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the downtown (southbound) 1 train.…

Pluvialis squatarola

tags: Black-Bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola, birds, nature, Image of the Day Black-Bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola, at Bolivar Peninsula, Frenchtown Road, Texas. This bird is in winter plumage which is more correctly known as “basic plumage.” Image: Joseph Kennedy, 6 June 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/350s f/8.0 at…

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 #18 [Detail] as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the downtown (southbound) 1…

Semipalmated Plover

tags: Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus, birds, nature, Image of the Day Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius wilsonia, at Bolivar Flats, Texas. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 24 June 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/750s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

Name That Drink Quiz

What were your results for this “Name that Drink” quiz? I admit that I need more practice; 86%DRUNKARD Created by OnePlusYou

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 #18 as seen at NYC’s Lincoln Center stop at Broadway for the downtown (southbound) 1 train.…

Carnivalia

Here is an incomplete list of blog carnivals that have recently been published for your reading pleasure; Carnival of the Vanities, the 24 July edition. This is the original blog carnival which served to showcase excellent writing in the blogosphere, and thus, it has no topic beyond that. I and the Bird, issue number 80.…

tags: dinosaurs, Tardosaurus, paleontology, fossils, Noah’s Ark, religion, godlessness Image: Orphaned (please send the original artist’s information to me so I can properly attribute and link back to this person) Inspired by the recent unveiling of the Tarbosaurus in Japan, I had to include this dinosaur for the creationists, the newly unveiled Tardosaurus, which single…