Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for September, 2008

Palin is Her Own Parody

tags: Palin-Couric interview, Sarah Palin, Katie Couric, Palin Foreign Policy experience, streaming video Apparently, during an interview with Katie Couric, Sarah Palin made a mockery of herself as a vice presidential candidate, as a governor of the state of Alaska, and as a woman. I have a video (below the fold) of part of this…

42nd Street/Times Square Subway Art 2

tags: Times Square, 42nd street, L>osing My Marbles, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Losing my Marbles (2003). Artist: Lisa Dinhofer. Losing my Marbles, image 2. Glass mosaics on mezzanine walls of the 42nd Street (Times Square) for the A, C and E trains. This mosaic was just installed since I photographed it…

I thought I’d mention the upcoming Science Blog writing discussion that is scheduled for Tuesday, 1 October, at Manhattan’s Apple Store in Soho. This isa panel that will discuss the value of a blog to communicating with the public about one’s research. The panel will be moderated by Katherine Sharpe and, along with me, includes…

Image: donated by a reader who likes to remain anonymous [larger view].

Butt of Lewis

tags: Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Butt (north end) of the Isle of Lewis, approx. 58.5º N. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

Love, Sex and War in the Seychelles

tags: researchblogging.org, Seychelles magpie-robin, Copsychus sechellarum, behavioral ecology, conservation biology, endangered species, population dynamics, ornithology, birds Seychelles magpie-robin, Copsychus sechellarum. Image: Tony Randell (Wikipedia) [larger view]. Every once in awhile, I read a paper that surprises me. Today, I read one of those papers, and it surprised me because it analyzes a phenomenon that is…

Carnivalia

Here’s another blog carnival for you to read and enjoy; Carnival of Education, #190. This is filled with lots of education-related goodness.

Election2008 Poster Suggestions #2

tags: election2008 poster suggestions, humor, satire, presidential election, politics Image: Cracked.com. I like this poster’s Harry Potter theme. The silliness of this year’s presidential elections has some people mocking them. Cracked.com especially, has taken this mocking to a new level, as you can see above from one of their poster suggestions. I have chosen my…

Election2008 Poster Suggestions #1

tags: election2008 poster suggestions, humor, satire, presidential election, politics Image: Cracked.com. I like this suggested poster’s science theme. The silliness of this year’s presidential elections has some people mocking them. Cracked.com especially, has taken this mocking to a new level, as you can see above from one of their poster suggestions. I have chosen my…

This morning, a reader alerted me to tonight’s celebration of The Best American Science Writing 2008 (pictured), being held at 700pm at Borders Bookstore at Columbus Circle. Even though I am getting ready to leave for Seattle (very!) early tomorrow morning, I am planning to attend this discussion of excellent American science writing! I hope…