biology

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: biology, zoology, insects, Dragonfly, Wandering Glider, Globe Skimmer, Pantala flavescens, migration, Maldives, India, TEDTalks, TED Talks, Charles Anderson, streaming video While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little…

Fencing Flamingos

tags: Fencing Flamingos, ornithology, ecology, endangered species, food webs, research, field work, Marita Davison, Jennifer Moslemi, Jamie Herring, streaming video “Fencing Flamingos” follows the work of Marita Davison, a PhD student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, and her collaborator Jennifer Moslemi as they study flamingos in the rugged high-Andes of Bolivia. The…

tags: new species, biology, botany, orchid, tiniest orchid, Orchidaceae, Platystele, Lou Jost A close-up of the world’s smallest orchid, at just over 2mm from petal tip to petal tip. Image: Lou Jost. The world’s smallest orchid was discovered recently in a mountainous nature reserve in Ecuador by American botanist Lou Jost. Dr. Jost, a former…

Why Study the Tree of Life?

tags: Tree of Life, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, evolution, biology, statistics, teaching, streaming video This video presents a very brief glimpse into what I do as a professional researcher studying “my birds” — the parrots of the South Pacific Ocean (during those rare and beautiful times when I actually have a job!!). To say the least,…

tags: Tree of Life, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, evolution, biology, statistics, teaching, streaming video This video presents a very brief glimpse into what I do as a professional researcher studying “my birds” — the parrots of the South Pacific Ocean (during those rare and beautiful times when I actually have a job!!). It features interviews with…

The Bloodmobile

tags: physiology, The Bloodmobile, They might be Giants, music video, streaming video Here’s another fun music video; “The Bloodmobile” by the creative group, They Might be Giants. This song tells about the many functions of blood, from providing oxygen to tissues to helping transport hormones (well, hormones are generally transported in the plasma).

Science is Real

tags: science, Science is Real, They might be Giants, music video, streaming video Here’s a fun music video; “Science is Real” by the creative group, They Might be Giants. This is one of many wonderful songs on their new album “Here Comes Science.”

I am a Paleontologist

tags: paleontology, fossils, dinosaurs, evolution, I am a Paleontologist, they might be giants, music video, streaming video I have been remiss lately regarding music videos because I was in Finland for awhile, and then was otherwise preoccupied. But I just had to share this song with you; “I am a Paleontologist” is by the group,…

tags: science, research, postdoctoral fellowship, academic life, unemployment [Reprise: originally published in 2004] New York City (AP) – After an unsuccessful two-year-long search for funds to support two more years of research and living expenses, a scientist and freelance writer has offered to fund her research by selling access to her internationally televised death by…

An Egg Inside an Egg

tags: egg inside an egg, chicken, offbeat, birds, streaming video This video documents opening an extraordinarily large chicken egg and shows what was inside: another, normal sized egg!