Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for September, 2009

Emperor penguin pair in courtship ritual with chick, Aptenodytes forsteri. Dawson-Lambton glacier, Weddell Sea, Antarctica (November) Image: BBC [

A Road Winding Through a Wood

tags: house, Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day A road through the woods in Helsinki, Finland. Image: GrrlScientist, 4 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)

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) was just published recently at Lab Rat. This edition is entitled Scientia Pro Publica — 12th edition.

tags: Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus, photographed at Anahuac Wildlife Refuge, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 19 May 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.…

tags: nature, birds, Antarctica, emperor penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, David Attenborough, streaming video This is a chance to see amazing images from deep inside the frozen inland areas of Antarctica. The BBC natural history masterpiece, Planet Earth, documents the gruelling and heroic winter life of male Emperor Penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, that breed in almost impossibly cold…

tags: Blasphemy Day International, religion, politics, free speech, human rights, streaming video Blasphemy Day International is a campaign seeking to establish September 30th as a day to promote free speech and stand up in a show of solidarity for the freedom to challenge, criticize, and satirize religion without fear of violence or reprisal: murder, litigation…

Bench in front of house on Seurasaari

tags: house, Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day Bench in front of house on the way to Seurasaari (Helsinki, Finland). Image: GrrlScientist, 4 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image) This house is located on the Helsinki side on the way to Seurasaari.

Video created by The Sneer Review. Since I have recently developed quite a history of visiting cold and snowy places, often during the winter (remember Morris, Minnesota in January? Or how about Helsinki, Finland in November, then again in February?), I wish to preserve that tradition. I am competing for the opportunity to go to…

tags: Hooded Crow, Corvus cornix, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Hooded Crow, Corvus cornix, photographed on Seurasaari, Helsinki, Finland. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: GrrlScientist, 4 July 2009 [larger view] Photographed with Canon SX100 IS. Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

Roy G Biv

tags: light spectrum, ROY G BIV, music video, entertainment, Here Comes Science, They Might be Giants, streaming video Here is another song from They Might be Giants’ new album, Here Comes Science!