Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for January, 2009

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].

Okay, what’s happening here, you guys? It seems that yet another blog carnival, Oekologie, has gone the way of the passenger pigeon. And I even volunteered to host this blog carnival by leaving a message on the site, but my message was discarded. I am happy to help rescue science-y blog carnivals, but I need…

tags: evolution, speciation, diversification rate, Zosterops, White-eyes, ornithology, birds, molecular phylogeny, South Pacific Islands The Splendid (Ranongga) White-eye, Zosterops splendidus, endemic to Ranongga Island in the Solomon Islands archipelago. This species’ home range is smaller than Manhattan Island. Image: Chris Filardi [larger view]. For many decades, the white-eyes (Family: Zosteropidae) were known as the “Great…

tags: Mexican Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis lucida, Joel Sartore, National Geographic, image of the day Mexican Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) An estimated 1,000 to 2,000 remain. Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

tags: mystery bird, identify this bird, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia, photographed the Quintana Beach and Jetty area, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 18 November 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200 1/1250s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please name at least one field…

tags: politics, GWBush, satire, humor, funny, streaming video That scumbag, GW Bush, seeks to comfort the millions of victims of his presidency as they try to make sense of the destruction he caused during the past eight years [2:58]

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 4 (left to right). Artist: Daniel Sinclair. Image: GrrlScientist, 12 January 2009…

tags: Alabama Beach Mouse, Peromyscus polionotus ammobates, Joel Sartore, National Geographic, image of the day Alabama Beach Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates) Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

Birds in the News 157

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter Yellow-eyed Junco, Junco phaeonotus, Cave Creek Canyon AZ Image: Dave Rintoul, June 2008 [larger view].

tags: Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater, photographed in Falcon State Park, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 5 April 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please name at…