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Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: lories, Loriinae, Loriidae, ornithology, molecular biology, natural history museums A young pair of Meyer’s Lories (Lorikeets), Trichoglossus flavoviridis meyeri. Image: Iggino [larger view]. “Can you help us identify a mystery lory in our collection?” I was pleasantly surprised to find this email request from Donna Dittmann, Collections Manager and Museum Preparator for the Section…

tags: Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History, outreach, education, science, streaming video This streaming video is the last part of a four-part series by the Smithsonian Institute. It features outreach programs where kids especially can learn about science by participating in ongoing research at the National Museum of Natural History, aka, the Smithsonian. [2:17].

tags: Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History, fieldwork, education, science, streaming video This streaming video is the third of a four-part series by the Smithsonian Institute. It features fieldwork that scientists engage in by trekking through the tropical rainforests and sending probes to the bottom of the sea at the National Museum of Natural History,…

tags: Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History, research, science, streaming video This streaming video is part one of a four-part series by the Smithsonian Institute. It features some of the scientists who work behind the scenes at the National Museum of Natural History, aka, the Smithsonian. In this video, you’ll catch a glimpse of some…

tags: Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History, collections, education, science, streaming video This streaming video is the second of a four-part series by the Smithsonian Institute. It features the extensive collections that that are archived at the National Museum of Natural History, aka, the Smithsonian. [2:34].

tags: x-ray crystallography, foot and mouth disease, research, viral research, streaming video Below the fold is an utterly fascinating video that documents the current state of the research in one lab that is developing a drug that stops foot and mouth disease virus from replicating in the host cells. Even better, this beautfully executed video…

tags: researchblogging.org, scientific ethics, Hippocratic oath, life scientists, corporate culture I promise never to allow financial gain, competitiveness or ambition cloud my judgment in the conduct of ethical research and scholarship. I will pursue knowledge and create knowledge for the greater good, but never to the detriment of colleagues, supervisors, research subjects or the international…

tags: Elizabeth Blackburn, Joan Steitz, Albany Medical Center Prize I learned this afternoon that America’s highest prize in medicine, the Albany Medical Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, was awarded to two women for the first time in its history. The recipients, Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco, and Joan Steitz of…

Dog Walking Harms Wild Birds

tags: researchblogging.org, dog walking, wild birds, ground-nesting birds, conservation, peer-reviewed research Dog walking in natural areas harms wild birds, according to recently published research. Millions of people walk their dogs every day, and many of them enjoy walking their dogs in natural areas where birds and other wild animals live. Unfortunately, a scientific paper was…

tags: science, public policy, politics, federal funding, research, reality-based government, 2008 American presidential elections, ScienceDebate2008 There are plenty of debates for presidential candidates on all sorts of topics, but have you noticed that none of these debates include any discussion about science and research? Sure, the candidates all are ready to whine about how there…