Archive for: February, 2009

Rautatientorin Metroasema Subway Art, Detail 1

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Metro -- Friday evening, detail 1 (left to right) (Installed: 23 November 2007).
Rautatientorin Metroasema (Central Railway Station) Subway Art, Helsinki, Finland.
Artist: Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas.
Image: GrrlScientist, 19 February 2009 [larger view].

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Gardenia

Feb 26 2009 Published by under Helsinki, Finland, Image of the Day, My Pictures

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Gardenia, Gardenia jasminoides.
Photographed at Gardenia-Helsinki, the public greenhouse at the
University of Helsinki, Viikki campus, Helsinki, Finland.
Image: GrrlScientist, 25 February 2009 [larger view].

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Mystery Bird: American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis

Feb 26 2009 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, photographed in Buffalo Bayou in West Houston, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 15 February 2009 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/320s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso40.

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

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Update from the Land of Licorice

Feb 26 2009 Published by under Helsinki, Finland

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A sunny day in Helsinki, Finland.
Image: GrrlScientist, 25 February 2009 [larger view].

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Fun With Budgies

Feb 26 2009 Published by under Pets, Streaming videos

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I've seen a lot of examples of animal training in my lifetime, but this certainly is one of the best because it involves not one or two animals, but a small flock .. and each bird is doing just what he or she should be doing .. amazing! [5:31]

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Rautatientorin Metroasema Subway Art, Left Side

Feb 25 2009 Published by under Art & Photography, Helsinki, Finland

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Metro -- Friday evening (Installed: 23 November 2007).
Rautatientorin Metroasema (Central Railway Station) Subway Art, Helsinki, Finland.
Artist: Sanna Karlsson-Sutisnas.
Image: GrrlScientist, 19 February 2009 [larger view].

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Carnivalia

Feb 25 2009 Published by under Uncategorized

Here's the latest blog carnivals for you to read;
The very first issue of Diversity in Science blog carnival, which celebrates minorities and under-represented groups who are scientists and those who are working to increase the overall diversity of working scientists.
I also was asked to let you know that there is an upcoming issue of the homeschooling blog carnival that is seeking submissions. This blog carnival was recently renamed the "academy of science and technology" blog carnival because the carnival owner wants to expand its horizons and refocus the topics onto science. Specifically, she's looking for at-home projects, classroom and home teaching, and any other projects or suggestions where kids and adults can explore and discover science together. I think this is a very worthwhile goal, and one that we should strive to support.

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Scots Pine Tree

Feb 25 2009 Published by under Helsinki, Finland, Image of the Day, Teaching

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Tree Bark -- Can you identify the species?
Bark of the Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris.
Seurasaari, western Helsinki, Finland.
Image: GrrlScientist, 22 February 2009. [larger view].

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Mystery Bird: Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna

Feb 25 2009 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Probable Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna, photographed in Seattle, Washington. "[T]his [bird] has almost a yellow stripe from behind the eyes, down the side of the head and down the back. [A]lso the same yellow appears on about the center of the outer wing. It is much smaller than the Anna's that usually come [to the hummingbird feeder]", writes the photographer.
Image: Julie, 23 February 2009 [larger view].

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Breakdancing Fingers

Feb 25 2009 Published by under Humor, Streaming videos

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There are lots of breakdancers in NYC. Recently, one group, who breakdances on subway trains while they are running, were documented on the news. But this amusing video documents another unusual technique: breakdancing fingers [1:02]

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