Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for September, 2008

tags: Gull-billed Tern, Sterna nilotica, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Gull-billed Tern, Sterna nilotica, photographed flying over Bolivar Flats, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 6 June 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/2000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Read a detailed…

Satire Wars, Part 3

tags: death by parody, python trek, humor, funny, streaming video Oh, okay, I see how this is war is being fought! The truly evil scientist from across The Pond has begun cheating by launching a second satirical attack that introduces other characters into the fray! Oh, HO! In view of this egregious war crime, I…

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 1, Detail 6. 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…

I just learned that John “Eight McMansions” McCain has decided to suspend his presidential bid until someone fixes the economic mess that he helped the current adminstration get this nation into. Worse, he is going back to Washington DC to erm, “fix” this crisis. And he is telling Barack Obama to do the same. Quite…

Baile Tughaidh

tags: Baile Tughaidh, Blackhouse Village, ancient human dwellings, Gearranan Scotland, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Baile Tughaidh. Blackhouse village at Gearranan (Isle of Lewis, Scotland). These thatched-roof, drystone walled houses were still inhabited until 1976. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

The blogosphere, which is that part of the internet occupied by blogs, is experiencing explosive growth. According to Technorati, one of the major blog tracking services on the internet, the number of new blogs created increased from 75,000 to 175,000 per day from April 2007 to April 2008. Currently, there are at least an estimated…

tags: Sandwich Tern, Sterna sandvichensis, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Sandwich Tern, Sterna sandvichensis, photographed flying over Quintana and Bryan Beach, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 26 August 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Below…

tags: x-ray crystallography, foot and mouth disease, research, viral research, streaming video Below the fold is an utterly fascinating video that documents the current state of the research in one lab that is developing a drug that stops foot and mouth disease virus from replicating in the host cells. Even better, this beautfully executed video…

I Get SPAM

I am not sure about you, but I received this spam message yesterday and thought I’d share it with you. I am really broke and need the money desperately .. what is your opinion? Should I respond?

The Shatner Satire Wars: Part 2

tags: William Shatner, Shatner-Hasselhoff, humor, funny, streaming video A truly evil scientist from across The Pond has launched a satirical attack in response to the Shatner Satire Wars. As a gawd-feering amerikan, I could not let that pass without bombing him into yesterday with a retaliatory counter-offensive satirical attack. To view Part 2 of this…