Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: The Oil Spill’s Unseen Culprits, Victims, health, environment, ecology, pollution, oilspill, BP, acidification, Gulf of Mexico, dispersants, Carl Safina, TEDTalks, TED Talks, streaming video The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far…

tags: What Do You get a Heroin Addict for Christmas?, television, humor, funny, comedy, christmas, satire, Mitchell and Webb, BBC, streaming video For those of you who are starting to think about (GAG!!) Christmas shopping already, I thought you might find this funny. I am still trying to figure out what the “message” here is…

tags: Least Bittern, North American Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis, photographed at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 5 July 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece…

tags: The 2009 Ig Nobel Prize for Public Health, humor, funny, comedy, fucking hilarious, sports, science, technology, invention, public health, gas mask, brassiere, streaming video I know this is a little late, but the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize for Public Health Prize was awarded to Dr. Elena Bodnar for her invention of a brassiere that,…

Happiest DJ On Earth

tags: Happiest DJ On Earth, jobs, employment, humor, funny, comedy, disc jockey, David Guetta, streaming video Some people have jobs they love, and then there’s this guy … he’s burning off more calories doing his job than most people burn at the gym!

tags: Swallow-tailed Kite, Fork-tailed Hawk, Swallow-tailed Hawk, Snake Hawk, Fish Hawk, Elanoides forficatus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Swallow-tailed Kite, also known by a bunch of other common names, such as the Fork-tailed Hawk, Swallow-tailed Hawk, Snake Hawk and Fish Hawk, Elanoides forficatus, photographed at Double Bayou Park, Chambers County, Anahuac, Texas.…

Orientation Day in the MSM

tags: Orientation Day in the MSM, journalism, mainstream media, humor, streaming video This video is a rather .. interesting … look at the challenges of working as a journalist in the mainstream media in these technologically challenging days.

Pitch Perfect

tags: Pitch Perfect, humor, funny, comedy, satire, sports, baseball, streaming video Now this video is just sick, SICK, I TELL YOU! So of course, because it made me laugh out loud in an empty apartment, I have to share it with you. This video is a comedic look at a baseball game: a burned out…

Birdbooker Report 125-126

tags: Birdbooker Report, bird books, animal books, natural history books, ecology books Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them. ~ Arnold Lobel [1933-1987] author of many popular…

tags: Irania, White-throated Robin, Irania gutturalis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Irania, also known as the White-throated Robin, Irania gutturalis, photographed at Nyumba ya Mungu Reservoir, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 14 January 2010 [larger view]. Nikon D300, 600 mm VR lens.…