Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for April, 2010

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].

tags: Gilded Flicker, Colaptes chrysoides, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Female Gilded Flicker, Colaptes chrysoides, photographed sitting on top of a blooming Saguaro cactus on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Terry Sohl, 8 May 2008 [larger view]. You are encouraged to…

British vs American Slang

tags: British vs American Slang, Ellen Degeneres, Hugh Laurie, television, humor, comedy, streaming video The fantastically talented Hugh Laurie paid a house call to Ellen, and they played an exciting game of American slang versus English slang — and the game was bloody brilliant!

The Truth About HSUS

tags: The Truth About HSUS, pets, animals, animal rights, wingnuts, cults, Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society of the United States, HSUS, streaming video The real agenda of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is to remove money from your wallet and put it into their CEOs’ retirement funds, to ignore animal shelters, and to…

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].

tags: Political Change with Pen and Paper, politics, letter-writing campaign, Omar Ahmad, TEDTalks, streaming video Politicians are strange creatures, says politician Omar Ahmad. And the best way to engage them on your pet issue is a monthly handwritten letter. Ahmad shows why old-fashioned correspondence is more effective than email, phone or even writing a check…

Du bist Terrorist

tags: Du bist Terrorist, You are a terrorist, internet security, online censorship, politics, satire, social control, cultural observation, social commentary, streaming video Du bist Terrorist (or “You are a terrorist” — yes, this video has English subtitles) is a satirical response to two official German social-marketing-campaigns. One of them, Du bist Deutschland (You are Germany),…

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) — Sir Francis Bacon. This week’s edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People); “Scientia Pro Publica 27” was published by Mel at her blog, Melliferax.

tags: Sedge Wren, Short-billed Marsh Wren, Cistothorus platensis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Sedge Wren, formerly known as the Short-billed Marsh Wren, Cistothorus platensis, photographed at Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge, Eagle Lake, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 7 November 2009 [larger view]. Nikon…

tags: Cleanternet, internet security, online porn, online censorship, politics, satire, comedy, humor, cultural observation, social commentary, streaming video Cleanternet is a campaign to support European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström in her plans to introduce a website blocking system in Europe.