Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2009

tags: Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter, David Holmes, stuntman, movie news David Homes (left), the stuntman for Daniel Radcliffe (right), who plays Harry Potter. Image: The Daily Mail. My fellow Harry Potter fans will be most saddened to hear that a serious accident occurred yesterday afternoon on the film set of the latest Harry Potter film…

tags: Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caretta caretta, Joel Sartore, National Geographic, image of the day Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) 90,000 remaining. Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

tags: Le Conte’s Sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Le Conte’s Sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii, photographed in Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 6 December 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/250s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.…

tags: earth science, geoscience, nature, streaming video What does an geoscientist do and how do you become one? The footage on this video is really remarkable [6:38]

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]. I…

tags: taxes, pet taxes, humor, satire Image: Orphaned. Please contact me for proper attribution [larger view]. This form should look familiar to those of you who live in the USA, but if you click on the “larger view” link, you’ll realize this is yet another change that has been made to our existing tax code.

tags: Mexican Gray Wolf, Canis lupus baileyi, Joel Sartore, National Geographic, image of the day Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) 320 (60 wild, 260 captive). Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

Update: Catching Up with Myself

Image: Orphaned. Contact me so I can provide proper attribution. I am still catching up with myself and all my commitments — amazing how these things happen when you work for free, isn’t it? Below the fold is the list of what I’ve been working on, and the progress I’ve made;

tags: Wilson’s Snipe, Gallinago delicata, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Wilson’s Snipe, Gallinago delicata, remains were found under a spruce stand adjacent to an open spring-fed pond in the mountains near Canmore, Alberta, Canada (about an hour west of Calgary). [short of microscopic examination of these feathers or DNA analysis, this bird…

Under the Sea in 3D

tags: film, iMax, marine life, nature, movie trailer, streaming video Thanks to the wonder of the blogosphere, I have been invited to a screening of the new film, Under the Sea 3D on 4 February 2009 — below the fold is an interesting interview with the filmmakers along with a teaser for you to enjoy…