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 1 (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].

Gardenia

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

tags: American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, photographed in Buffalo Bayou in West Houston, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 15 February 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso40.…

Update from the Land of Licorice

tags: Helsinki, Finland A sunny day in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 25 February 2009 [larger view].

Fun With Budgies

tags: budgerigars, animal training, cute, streaming video I’ve seen a lot of examples of animal training in my lifetime, but this certainly is one of the best because it involves not one or two animals, but a small flock .. and each bird is doing just what he or she should be doing .. amazing!…

tags: Rautatientori Metroasema, Central Railway Station Subway Art, Helsinki Finland, Metro — Friday evening, Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas, subway art, photography Metro — Friday evening (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

Here’s the latest blog carnivals for you to read; The very first issue of Diversity in Science blog carnival, which celebrates minorities and under-represented groups who are scientists and those who are working to increase the overall diversity of working scientists. I also was asked to let you know that there is an upcoming issue…

Scots Pine Tree

tags: Scots Pine Tree, Pinus sylvestris, tree bark, Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland, nature, image of the day Tree Bark — Can you identify the species? Bark of the Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris. Seurasaari, western Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 22 February 2009. [larger view].

tags: Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Probable Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna, photographed in Seattle, Washington. “[T]his [bird] has almost a yellow stripe from behind the eyes, down the side of the head and down the back. [A]lso the same yellow appears on about the center of the outer…

Breakdancing Fingers

tags: breakdancing fingers, humor, silliness, streaming video There are lots of breakdancers in NYC. Recently, one group, who breakdances on subway trains while they are running, were documented on the news. But this amusing video documents another unusual technique: breakdancing fingers [1:02]