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…

Hey everyone, great news! A little birdie has told me that the entire contents (63 volumes) of the journal, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, are now available to the public, free of charge! I am still investigating the site myself, but have already found that this offer also includes the archives for another journal, Science in…


Here are the latest blog carnivals that have been published for you to enjoy. Since I was traveling, I have included all the blog carnivals that I am aware of that were published during that time period; I and the Bird, issue 89. This blog carnival focuses on wild birds and bird watching. Encephalon, issue…

Etu-Töölö Finland, 1

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].

This amusing essay is making the rounds on the intertubes (as usual) this year, so I had to share it with you.

Thanksgiving Escape To New York?

tags: thanksgiving escape, wild turkey in central park, bob levy Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George, 2008 [larger view].

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

tags: Thanksgiving holiday, Snoopy, Chales M Schulz, humor, comedy, streaming video If you are like me, you do not have a television, so you are missing all the special holiday programming. This sweet video is a late one created by the late, great Charles M. Schulz about celebrating Thanksgiving on a ping-pong table. Of course,…

tags: Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, photographed at 40 Acre Lake, Brazos Bend State Park, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 28 February 2007 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/50s f/8.0 at 500.0mm…

What Are You Thankful For?

tags: Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?, giving thanks Image: orphaned [larger view]. Thanksgiving is a celebration of the things that we are thankful for, so I thought I’d make a list of everything I am grateful for;

Thanksgiving Turkey: I Will Survive

tags: Thanksgiving Turkey, I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor, humor, satire, streaming video While you are sitting around, licking your chops while watching your mother do all the cooking, this amusing streaming video reveals that your turkey was busy too: this is a Thanksgiving turkey’s response to overfed Americans everywhere [1:14].