Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for February, 2009

tags: Rautatientori Metroasema, Central Railway Station Subway Art, Helsinki Finland, Metro — Friday evening, Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas, subway art, photography Metro — Friday evening, detail 3 (left to right) (Installed: 23 November 2007). Rautatientorin Metroasema (Central Railway Station) Subway Art, Helsinki, Finland. Artist: Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas. Image: GrrlScientist, 19 February 2009 [larger view].

Curl

tags: plants, Gardenia-Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Viikki, image of the day Curl. Photographed at Gardenia-Helsinki, the public greenhouse at the University of Helsinki, Viikki campus, Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 25 February 2009 [larger view].

tags: mystery bird, identify this bird, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum, 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 1/90s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please…

Say WHAT?

tags: budgerigars, talking birds, pets, cute, streaming video This budgerigar has the cutest little speaking voice and .. hang on, what’s he saying? [0:45]

tags: Rautatientori Metroasema, Central Railway Station Subway Art, Helsinki Finland, Metro — Friday evening, Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas, subway art, photography Metro — Friday evening, detail 2 (left to right) (Installed: 23 November 2007). Rautatientorin Metroasema (Central Railway Station) Subway Art, Helsinki, Finland. Artist: Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas. Image: GrrlScientist, 19 February 2009 [larger view].

Carnivalia

The latest blog carnival to be published is the Carnival of the Vanities, which is devoted to excellent writing recently published in the blogosphere, regardless of topic. The Friday Ark, issue 232. This blog carnival is all about sharing images of animals, although there might be text associated with those images, too. While you are…

Still Life

tags: flower, Gardenia-Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Viikki, image of the day Still Life: Flower in a vase. Photographed at Gardenia-Helsinki, the public greenhouse at the University of Helsinki, Viikki campus, Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 25 February 2009 [larger view]. I photographed this small flower in a vase while eating lunch at the wonderful greenhouse, Gardenia-Helsinki, located…

tags: African Diaries: Sketches and Observations, nature, wildlife, field research, Africa, David G. Derrick, book review I love art, birds and travel, and because Africa has such a huge variety of exotic wildlife that I’ve only ever seen in zoos and aviaries, it is high on my list of places to visit. Recently, David G.…

tags: Blue Grouse, Dusky Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Blue (Dusky) Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus, photographed in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Terry Sohl, 18 August 2008 [larger view]. Photo taken with a Canon 50D, 400 5.6L. Please name at least…

Drunk as a .. Monkey?

tags: vervet monkeys, animal behavior, alcohol, streaming video This streaming video explores alcohol use (and abuse) among a group of feral vervet monkeys on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Interestingly, the patterns of alcohol use and abuse closely mirror those found in humans. The sound on this video is very quiet, so you will…