Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for May, 2009

Manhattan Marigold, 1

tags: NYC, Upper West Side, Manhattan, flowers, nature, image of the day Marigold, Tagetes patula, although this is likely a hybrid. Photographed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on West 83rd street, across from the post office. Image: GrrlScientist, 27 May 2009 [larger view]. Marigolds are part of the genus, Tagetes, which comprises 52 species of…

tags: Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Anna’s Hummingbird, Calypte anna, photographed in Arizona. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Richard Ditch, 30 January 2005. Date Time Original: 2005:01:30 07:51:30 Exposure Time: 1/159 F-Number: 8.00 ISO: 400 Please name at least one field mark that supports…

[larger view] The New York Academy of Sciences hosted a symposium yesterday in the World Trade Center that explored the latest findings associated with “swine flu”, more correctly known as the A/H1N1 Influenza. This symposium was broadcast live as a “webinar” and is also being made into a podcast and streaming video (both of which…

Manhattan Pansy, 2

tags: NYC, Upper West Side, Manhattan, flowers, nature, image of the day Pansy, Viola hybrid, blue cultivar. Photographed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on West 83rd street, across from the post office. Image: GrrlScientist, 27 May 2009 [larger view].

I and the Bird, 101

tags: I and the Bird, blog carnival, birds, birding, bird watching Welcome to Birds seen on the other side of the Century Mark!

Where’s GrrlScientist?

Because of my affiliation with ScienceBlogs and SEED Media Group, I am attending a symposium hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) that focuses on H1N1 Influenza [website].

tags: Thayer’s Gull, Larus thayeri, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Thayer’s Gull, Larus thayeri, photographed on the Pacific coastline of San Francisco, California. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Terry Sohl, 18 December 2008 [larger view] Photo taken with a Canon 50D, 400 5.6L. Please name at least one…

tags: TEDTalks, virology, epidemiology, Nathan Wolfe, SARS, Influenza, streaming video I am very lucky to be attending a New York Academy of Science (NYAS) conference about H1N1 Influenza today, so I thought I’d share this TEDTalk video about viral outbreaks, a talk presented by virus hunter Nathan Wolfe. His goal? Outwitting the next pandemic by…

Manhattan Dahlia, 2

tags: NYC, Upper West Side, Manhattan, flowers, nature, image of the day Dahlia, Dahlia hybrid. Photographed on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on West 81st street as I was walking to the post office. Image: GrrlScientist, 26 May 2009 [larger view]. Dahlias comprise a genus with at least 36 species of bushy plants that are native…

tags: Wilson’s Snipe, Gallinago delicata, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Wilson’s Snipe, Gallinago delicata, photographed in San Bernard Refuge, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 2 March 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/400s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400 Please name…