Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for July, 2010

ScienceBlogs = ZombieBlogs

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or you are the CEO of Seed Media Group (SMG), you are well aware that Bora Zivkovic left ScienceBlogs 24 hours ago. Shockingly, despite this important loss, Adam Bly, CEO of SMG, has not communicated with any of us who remain at ScienceBlogs about this loss either by…

tags: Magnificent Frigatebird, Man O’War, Fregata magnificens, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Magnificent Frigatebird, sometimes known as the Man O’War, Fregata magnificens, photographed at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, Brazoria County, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 15 July 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa…

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon. The most recent edition of Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) — “Scientia Pro Publica 35” — was just published at the buttcrack of dawn today by John at Kind of Curious.

The Secret Powers of Time

tags: The Secret Powers of Time, time, hedonism, future orientation, education, personality type, popular psychology, society, culture, lucifer effect, teenage pregnancy, Philip Zimbardo, Royal Society of Art, RSA, streaming video In this video animation, Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are…

A Rocket of His Own

tags: A Rocket of His Own, TIME magazine, astronomy, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, space travel, Saturn V rocket, The Seven Wonders of America, Marshall Space Flight Center, Neil deGrasse Tyson, streaming video TIME magazine recently went to interview astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson and noticed a huge crate had been delivered to his office…

tags: Rosa Blume, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, travel, nature, flowers, image of the day, photography Rosa Blume unter Goldenen Blumen Image: GrrlScientist, 14 July 2010, Frankfurt am Main, Germany [larger view] This pink rose was the only one in a sea of gold roses.

tags: ethics, journalistic ethics, PepsiCo Food Frontiers blog, advertorial, ScienceBlogs, Seed Media Group, Adam Bly I am greatly saddened to be able to tell you finally that my friend and colleague — no, former colleague — Bora Zivkovic, is leaving ScienceBlogs for good. I suspected and then knew for the past week and a half…

tags: Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens, photographed at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, Brazoria County, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 15 July 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1250s f/8.0…

tags: Zircons: Time Capsules from the Early Earth, science bulletins, geology, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, hadean eon, zircon, rocks, age of the earth, history of planet earth, streaming video Zircons are tiny crystals with a big story to tell. Some of these minerals are the oldest Earth materials ever discovered, and therefore yield…

Late For Work

tags: Late For Work, jobs, employment, humor, funny, comedy, fucking hilarious, social observation, streaming video It’s hot, you were up late drinking with your friends and now it’s Monday morning — again! Unlike some videos that I share with you, this one gets straight to the point — a point that we’ve all achieved at…