Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for July, 2009

Barrel

tags: Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia, cities, image of the day Barrel. Barrel outside a restaurant in Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia. Image: GrrlScientist, 22 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

Who: Josh Rosenau, policy analyst at the National Center for Science Education What: free public presentation, “Adventures in the Defense of Evolution: From Kansas to Turkey to New York” Where: SLC Conference Center, 352 7th avenue (between 29th and 30th streets), 16th floor. When: 700pm, Tuesday, 4 August

Update: Antarctic Vote Count

The current Antarctic Trip Vote count is as follows; 3483 – 1384 – 1341 – 1251 – 1215 out of 398 candidates registered. I am now in fourth place so I need your votes more than ever to recapture first place, so please ask your friends and relatives to vote for me now! If you’ve…

tags: Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla, photographed at Paul Rushing Park, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 28 March 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with tsn-pz camera eyepiece 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please name…

Being a Bird

tags: humor, funny, claymation, creature comforts, Being a Bird, streaming video This hilarious video is composed of audio interviews with Londoners and is animated with Claymation animals. I was thinking it could be amusing to ask you to identify the species for each bird in the video — can you identify the species? [9:00]

The Pet Shop

tags: humor, funny, claymation, creature comforts, The Pet Shop, streaming video This hilarious video is composed of audio interviews with Londoners and is animated with Claymation animals. As a former manager of a pet shop, I find this video to be amusingly close to how I’d imagine reality to be for wannabe pets [8:59]

Scientia Pro Publica Needs YOU

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon. Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) is a blog carnival that celebrates the best science, nature and medical writing targeted specifically to the public that has been published in the blogosphere within the past…

Blogoversary Party in NYC

My fifth blogoversary is coming on 4 August 2009 (FIVE YEARS of continuous blog writing!), and I’d like to celebrate with all of you. I’d like to meet my readers and all those who write for ScienceBlogs and for Nature Networks who are in NYC for a party. We will meet this Saturday at 10am…

Inside St. Olav’s Church

tags: Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia, cities Inside the church. Inside the entrance of St. Olav’s Church in Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia. Image: GrrlScientist, 22 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

Inside the Spire

tags: Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia, cities, image of the day Inside the spire. Inside the spire of St. Olav’s Church in Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia. (Photograph of the outside of the spire) Image: GrrlScientist, 22 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)