Archive for: January, 2009

Many Thanks for the Birdday Wishes (Fishes?)

Jan 31 2009 Published by under Uncategorized

I just want to thank everyone again -- my readers, PZ (whom I think of as family) and his readers, and my fellow SciBlings -- for popping in to wish me a happy birthday. Your kindness has served to cheer me up since I have been having a rough time of it recently; so rough that it has been a battle just to get out of bed (one of the many perils of bipolar disorder). I am still feeling incredibly sad for reasons that completely elude me (I do have wacky brain chemistry afterall) but peeking in at my blog today and reading your comments and email (from all over the world!) has been like unwrapping dozens and dozens of gifts. You guys are the bestest ever. You make me feel so lucky: moochas smoochas to you all.

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42nd Street/Grand Central Subway Art 2, Detail 2

Jan 31 2009 Published by under My Pictures, NYC Subway Art, NYC Through My Eye

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Fast Track and Speedwheels, 1990.
Mixed-media sculptures in the passageway between the S and 4, 5, 6 lines in NYC's Grand Central Subway station, detail 2.
Artist: Daniel Sinclair.
Image: GrrlScientist, 12 January 2009 [larger view].

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Circus of the Spineless is Alive Again!

Jan 31 2009 Published by under Uncategorized

I have been making a lot of noise about science-y blog carnivals that were experiencing extinction events, but through our efforts, my wonderful colleague and friend, Kevin Zelnio, has stepped in to manage the Circus of the Spineless! So let's help Kevin by offering to host this blog carnival and by sending in our blog entries of "the other 95%" of earth's species: those without backbones! (Keep in mind that I am talking about species without backbones, not individual politicians, so please adjust your submissions accordingly).

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Never Say Goodbye: Hawai'ian Goose

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Hawaiian Goose or Nene (Branta sandvicensis)
2,100 (Estimated 2,000 wild and 100 captive).
Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

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Today's Mystery Bird for you to Identify

Jan 31 2009 Published by under Birding, Humor, Mystery Birds, Ornithology

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[Mystery bird] photographed on the island of Labrador. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]
Image: Orphaned [larger view].

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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42nd Street/Grand Central Subway Art 2, Detail 1

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Fast Track and Speedwheels, 1990.
Mixed-media sculptures in the passageway between the S and 4, 5, 6 lines in NYC's Grand Central Subway station, detail 1.
Artist: Daniel Sinclair.
Image: GrrlScientist, 12 January 2009 [larger view].

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Never Say Goodbye: St. Andrew Beach Mouse

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St. Andrew Beach Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis)
6,000 (Estimates range from 3,500 to 6,000).
Image: Joel Sartore/National Geographic [larger view].

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Mystery Bird: Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus

Jan 30 2009 Published by under Birding, Mystery Birds, Ornithology

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[Mystery bird] Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus, photographed on Fort Pierre National Grasslands in South Dakota. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]
Image: Terry Sohl, 4 January 2009 [larger view].
Photo taken with a Canon 50D, 400 5.6L.

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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Ornithology

Jan 30 2009 Published by under Cultural Observation, Streaming videos

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People have always been conflicted about pursuing knowledge, and this short claymation film captures some of that emotion in this black comedy [4:41]

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42nd Street/Grand Central Station Subway Art 2

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Fast Track and Speedwheels, 1990.
Mixed-media sculptures in the passageway between the S and 4, 5, 6 lines in NYC's Grand Central Subway station, right side.
Artist: Daniel Sinclair.
Image: GrrlScientist, 12 January 2009 [larger view].

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