Archive for: January, 2007

Another Blog Carnival Available

Jan 31 2007 Published by under Invertebrates

Is it just because it's my birdday or has there been an unusual number of blog carnivals posted on this day? Anyway, there is another blog carnival, the 17th edition of the Circus of the Spineless that is now available for your reading pleasure.
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Cuz It's My Birdday ..

Jan 31 2007 Published by under Image of the Day


A Western scrub-jay, Aphelocoma californica
in Mesa Verde, Colorado.
Image: Dave Rintoul.

As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to remind all of us of the grandeur of the natural world and that there is a world out there that is populated by millions of unique species. We are a part of this world whether we like it or not: we have a choice to either preserve these species or to destroy them in search of short-term monetary gains. But if we decide to destroy these other life forms, the least we can do is to know what we are destroying by learning that they exist. If you have a high-resolution digitized nature image (I prefer JPG format) that you'd like to share with your fellow readers, feel free to email it to me, along with information about the image and how you'd like it to be credited.
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Chiuck? Ducken?

Jan 31 2007 Published by under Uncategorized

Not long ago in the country of Colombia, a chicken was born with webbed feet, similar to a duck (pictured).

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Blog Carnival Available

Jan 31 2007 Published by under Uncategorized

The 31st edition of the Carnival of the Liberals is now available for your reading pleasure. This blog carnival publishes only the ten top choices, so you are getting the cream of the crop of submissions, which I am told, was substantial this time. Of particular interest in this issue is a story that tells us the sorts of loaded questions we should be asking Barack Obama.

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Blog Carnival Available

Jan 31 2007 Published by under Uncategorized

The Tangled BankTangled Bank is now available -- and on my birdday, too. How much better can things get, eh?
For those of you who appreciate good science writing, this is the blog carnival for you! It is jam-packed with science-y goodness, including one entry from me (I sent them approximately 12 entries, but they decided to accept only one entry per blog -- bummer for me -- so you should go there and figure out which one they ultimately accepted).

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Harry Potter -- Sans Clothing

Jan 31 2007 Published by under Harry Potter

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, will strip off his familiar eyeglasses and robes for his London stage debut next year. The 17-year-old actor, who plays the bespectacled schoolboy wizard in the Hollywood adaptations of J.K. Rowling's novels, will star as the troubled stable boy, Alan Strang, in Peter Shaffer's "Equus."

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There's a Fungus Among Us

Jan 31 2007 Published by under Education, Insects, Nature, Streaming videos

Below the fold is a video about fungi that selectively infect specific species of insects, with devastating effects.

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Genetically Engineered Chickens Lay Golden Eggs

Jan 30 2007 Published by under Genetics

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Like bacteria, various farm animals have been cloned to produce a variety of protein drugs that benefit humans. These protein drugs can counteract medical conditions such as anemia and diabetes and even some cancers. However, these cloned animals are expensive, large, and most take years before they can produce these desired protein drugs in sufficient commercially-viable quantities.

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Ambitious Eagle Causes Power Outage

Jan 30 2007 Published by under Uncategorized


In Juneau, Alaska, an ambitious bald eagle had apparently found a deer head in the local dump and was carrying it away when the bird crashed into nearby power lines, causing a power outage for approximately 10,000 people.

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Ferruginous Hawk

Jan 30 2007 Published by under Image of the Day


A rare and lovely ferruginous hawk, Buteo regalis,
in Hovenweep, Utah.
Cuz it's the day before my birdday ...
Image: Dave Rintoul.

As long as you send images to me (and I hope it will be for forever), I shall continue to share them with my readership. My purpose for posting these images is to remind all of us of the grandeur of the natural world and that there is a world out there that is populated by millions of unique species. We are a part of this world whether we like it or not: we have a choice to either preserve these species or to destroy them in search of short-term monetary gains. But if we decide to destroy these other life forms, the least we can do is to know what we are destroying by learning that they exist. If you have a high-resolution digitized nature image (I prefer JPG format) that you'd like to share with your fellow readers, feel free to email it to me, along with information about the image and how you'd like it to be credited.
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