Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2009

I just want to thank everyone again — my readers, PZ (whom I think of as family) and his readers, and my fellow SciBlings — for popping in to wish me a happy birthday. Your kindness has served to cheer me up since I have been having a rough time of it recently; so rough…

tags: Grand Central Station, 42nd Street, Fast Track and Speedwheels, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Fast Track and Speedwheels, 1990. Mixed-media sculptures in the passageway between the S and 4, 5, 6 lines in NYC’s Grand Central Subway station, detail 2. Artist: Daniel Sinclair. Image: GrrlScientist, 12 January 2009 [larger view].

I have been making a lot of noise about science-y blog carnivals that were experiencing extinction events, but through our efforts, my wonderful colleague and friend, Kevin Zelnio, has stepped in to manage the Circus of the Spineless! So let’s help Kevin by offering to host this blog carnival and by sending in our blog…

tags: Hawaiian Goose, Nene, Branta sandvicensis, Joel Sartore, National Geographic, image of the day Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Branta sandvicensis) 2,100 (Estimated 2,000 wild and 100 captive). Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

tags: mystery bird, identify this bird, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] photographed on the island of Labrador. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Orphaned [larger view]. Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

tags: Grand Central Station, 42nd Street, Fast Track and Speedwheels, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Fast Track and Speedwheels, 1990. Mixed-media sculptures in the passageway between the S and 4, 5, 6 lines in NYC’s Grand Central Subway station, detail 1. Artist: Daniel Sinclair. Image: GrrlScientist, 12 January 2009 [larger view].

tags: St. Andrew Beach Mouse, Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis, Joel Sartore, National Geographic, image of the day St. Andrew Beach Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis) 6,000 (Estimates range from 3,500 to 6,000). Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

tags: Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus, photographed on Fort Pierre National Grasslands in South Dakota. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Terry Sohl, 4 January 2009 [larger view]. Photo taken with a Canon 50D, 400 5.6L. Please name at least one…

Ornithology

tags: ornithology, claymation, film, black comedy, streaming video People have always been conflicted about pursuing knowledge, and this short claymation film captures some of that emotion in this black comedy [4:41]

tags: Grand Central Station, 42nd Street, Fast Track and Speedwheels, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Fast Track and Speedwheels, 1990. Mixed-media sculptures in the passageway between the S and 4, 5, 6 lines in NYC’s Grand Central Subway station, right side. Artist: Daniel Sinclair. Image: GrrlScientist, 12 January 2009 [larger view].