Archive for: January, 2008

AMNH Subway Art #27

Jan 31 2008 Published by under My Pictures, NYC life, NYC Through My Eye

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Ladybugs, Coleoptera species.
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).
Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

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Yes, Indeed, Today Is My Birdday

Jan 31 2008 Published by under Uncategorized


Orphaned image.

Happy birdday to me.
I thought that I'd take myself out for a celebratory drink tonight, so here I am, lighting fires in my beer. It's a good thing I am not drinking scotch: I might burn the place down doing this. Well, there is still time to address this oversight, I suppose.

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Northeastern Bats Mysteriously Dying in the Thousands

Jan 31 2008 Published by under Epidemiology, Mammals, Zoology

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Hibernating bats suffering from the mysterious "White Nose Syndrome" (arrows).
Image: Alan Hicks, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation [larger view]

If you live in New York or Vermont, then you might have heard about the mystery disease that is killing tens of thousands of bats hibernating in caves and mines throughout these two states. The disease has been given the descriptive appellation, "white nose syndrome" because its most obvious symptom (besides death), is the peculiar ring of white fungus that forms on the bats' muzzles.

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White-necked Picathartes

Jan 31 2008 Published by under Image of the Day, Ornithology, Zoology

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White-necked Picathartes, Picathartes gymnocephalus:
one of the species to benefit from Gola Forest being declared a national park.
Image: Jason D Weckstein, Ben D Marks/NCRC.

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Waves of Ice

Jan 31 2008 Published by under Streaming videos

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This strange weather phenomenon happened in Newfoundland where the waves were actually frozen as they crashed on the beach [1:00]

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Carnival of the Liberals Now Available

Jan 30 2008 Published by under Uncategorized

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The latest edition of the Carnival of the Liberals is now available for your reading pleasure. I've been sending them regular submissions for the past six weeks, and they -- finally -- included one, so you have to reward them by going over there and reading their linked material.

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AMNH Subway Art #26

Jan 30 2008 Published by under My Pictures, NYC life, NYC Through My Eye

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A journey to the center of the earth (view 1, uptown stairway)
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).
If you look closely, you can see fossils in the rock layers.
Image: GrrlScientist 2008 [wallpaper size].

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Atlantic Puffin

Jan 30 2008 Published by under Image of the Day, Ornithology, Zoology

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Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica,
was one of the species badly hit by the Erika oil disaster,
which killed about 72,000 birds.
Image: RSPB.

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Lemurs: Millipede Junkies

Jan 30 2008 Published by under Mammals, Streaming videos

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This streaming video from Animal Planet reveals that Madagascar's lemurs also use drugs to get high -- but instead of peyote buttons or magic mushrooms, they use a poison produced by the millipede [1:55]

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Writers From Across the Blogosphere Carnival Now Available

Jan 30 2008 Published by under Uncategorized

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The latest edition of the Writers From Across The Blogosphere Carnival is now available for your reading pleasure. They included a few things that I've written, along with a mountain of other contributions that you are sure to enjoy.

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