Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for November, 2008

tags: Times Square, 42nd street, The Revelers, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC The Revelers (2007). Artist: Jane Dickson. Photographed in the passageway at 42nd Street/Times Square traveling east between the 8th Avenue/Port Authority Bus Terminal A, C, & E trains) and the 7th Avenue/Broadway (1, 2, & 3 trains) platforms. I watched…

Alternative Holiday Cards Available

I know that the holidays were originally celebrated by non-religious folk — more commonly known as “godless heathens” by the religious wingnuts of all persuations in the crowd — but our holidays were savagely stolen, repackaged and sold as religious consumer events devoted to orgiastic spending, so I’d like let you know that you are…

Etu-Töölö Finland, 3

tags: Etu-Töölö, Helsinki, Finland, nature, image of the day Walking through Helsinki after the snowstorm. Etu-Töölö, Helsinki, Finland, 24 November 2008. Image: GrrlScientist, 24 November 2008 [larger view].

Carnivalia

Here’s the latest carnivalia for you to enjoy; Everything Worth Reading, the “And Then There Were TEN” edition. Yes, they included something I wrote, which is not guaranteed, so I am happy about this, of course! Health & Fitness Articles blog carnival, which is huge, filled with lots of articles for you to read.

Birdbooker Report 42

tags: Birdbooker Report, bird books, animal books, natural history books, ecology books “One cannot have too many good bird books” –Ralph Hoffmann, Birds of the Pacific States (1927). The Birdbooker Report is a special weekly report of a wide variety of science, nature and behavior books that currently are, or soon will be available for…

tags: Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula, photographed at the east end of Galveston Island, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 16 April 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.…

tags: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, film trailer, streaming video This is the third official trailer from the upcoming Harry Potter film; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — just in time for the big film-going season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day (too bad the film is not being released now,…

My friends and colleagues at Nature Network (yes, I am a member of their auspicious group, although I have yet to start a blog there), have been passing a meme around amongst themselves. Martin Fenner is the culprit who started this whole thing off, so go yell at him about it. Anyway, in an effort…

tags: Times Square, 42nd street, The Revelers, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC The Revelers (2007). Artist: Jane Dickson. Photographed in the passageway at 42nd Street/Times Square traveling east between the 8th Avenue/Port Authority Bus Terminal A, C, & E trains) and the 7th Avenue/Broadway (1, 2, & 3 trains) platforms. I watched…

Etu-Töölö Finland, 2

tags: Etu-Töölö, Helsinki, Finland, nature, image of the day Walking through Helsinki after the snowstorm. Etu-Töölö, Helsinki, Finland, 24 November 2008. Image: GrrlScientist, 24 November 2008 [larger view].