Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for April, 2010

tags: Rod-breasted Grosbeak, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, photographed in a Houston backyard in Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 21 April 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/250s f/8.0…

tags: Deutsch für Doofe, German for Boneheads, German language, education, Speedyconkiwi, streaming video German for Boneheads: lesson one. How to ask for six fish at the pet store without inadvertently ending up with 60 fish.

Life in the Aphotic Zone

tags: Life in the Aphotic Zone, animals, marine life, marine biology, bioluminescence, benthic zone, abyssal zone, streaming video This fascinating video captures a glimpse of the weird and wonderful animals that live in the aphotic zone. The aphotic zone (aphotic from Greek prefix ἀ- + φῶς “without light”) is the portion of a lake or…

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) — Sir Francis Bacon. The next edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) will publish this Monday and as usual, it is seeking submissions and hosts! Can you help by sending URLs for your own or others’…

tags: Dom Sankt Bartholomäus, St Bartholomew’s Cathedral, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, photography Dom Sankt Bartholomäus (St Bartholomew’s Cathedral), Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Image: GrrlScientist, 14 April 2010 [larger view].

Orange Blüte

tags: Orange Blüte, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, travel, nature, cities, image of the day, photography Image: GrrlScientist, 14 April 2010 [larger view]

tags: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, photographed at Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 8 April 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm…

Out Sick

Prometheus and Bob: Breakfast

tags: Prometheus and Bob, Breakfast, behavior, space alien, caveman, humor, funny, comedy, animation, art, streaming video This hilarious video shows the space alien trying eat breakfast with Bob, who is more interested in grabbing an eagle egg from a tree-top nest. Unfortunately, the birds are not cooperating.

tags: EU Airspace Reboot, Iceland Volcano Eruption, flightradar24, openstreetmap.org, itoworld.com, ideasintransit.org, streaming video This video is a visualization of the northern European airspace returning to full air traffic use after being closed due to volcanic ash. Due to varying ash density across Europe, the first flights can be seen in some areas on the 18th…