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Hi Science Girl, you’ve probably received tons of emails from other geologists, but your mystery object is an ammonite fossil, a nautiloid sea creature which lived between the Silurian/Devonian (ca. 400 million years ago) and became extinct with the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous (65 Ma). Definitely one of the more spectacular fossils!…

Blue-Crowned Lory at the London Zoo

tags: Blue-crowned Lorikeet, Vini australis, parrots, birds, images The Blue-crowned Lorikeet, Vini australis, is a parrot found throughout the Samoa and Tonga islands and Lau archipelago. This individual was photographed in the Blackburn Pavilion, a large indoor tropical aviary at the London Zoo in England. Image: GrrlScientist 3 September 2008 [larger view]. I wanted to…

tags: Natural History Museum, London, England, mystery object, travel Mystery object at the Natural History Museum in London, England. Image: GrrlScientist 3 September 2008 [larger view]. When racing through the Natural History Museum in London, I photographed this object and forgot to photograph the plaque that provided information about it. Besides showing this to you…

tags: Professor Steve Steve, London, England, Nature Network conference, science blog conference, Nature Network science blog conference, travel Professor Steve Steve at the beginning of the famous Ale Trail pub crawls (there is more than one of these “Ale Trail” pub crawls in London) — he convinced me to pursue this Quest through London. Bad…

Mine is Bigger Than Yours!

tags: Professor Steve Steve, London, England, Nature Network conference, science blog conference, Nature Network science blog conference, travel Whose is bigger? Sales person, Mark (left), and Nature science blog writer, Bob O’Hara, compare their shortbreads at the famous Twinings Tea Shop in London. Image: GrrlScientist 4 September 2008 [larger view]. I wandered London yesterday in…

Hello To PZ From London!

Octopus at the Natural History Museum in London, England. Image: GrrlScientist 3 September 2008 [larger view]. As soon as I saw this sculpture on a pillar at the Natural History Museum in London, I thought of one person. Guess who that person was? You have three guesses and the first two don’t count.

tags: Professor Steve Steve, London, England, Nature Network conference, science blog conference, Nature Network science blog conference, travel Professor Steve Steve is viciously attacked by an unknown dinosar while visiting the Natural History Museum in London, England. Image: Bob O’Hara 3 September 2008 [larger view]. In a truly shocking development, Professor Steve Steve barely survived…

London Update: A Zoo Visit

tags: London Zoo, Black-cheeked lovebirds, Agapornis nigrigenis, ornithology, birds, parrots, avian Black-cheeked lovebirds, Agapornis nigrigenis, a native of the African nation of Zambia. Image taken at the London Zoo. Image: GrrlScientist 2 September 2008 [larger view].

A man named Danny holds his own personal protest against walking through life half awake (or is it half asleep?). He seems like a "bloody nutter" (as the police descibed him when they showed up after I snapped these pics), but if you talk to him for a few minutes, you find that he is…

tags: European Science Blogging Conference, Nature Network Science Blogging Conference, London England London’s Royal Institution’s Faraday Hall, the main laecture hall, where I was a speaker at Nature Network’s European Science Blogging Conference 2008 (Notice who is sitting at the podium, facing the audience!). Image: GrrlScientist 30 August 2008 [larger view]. The image above was…