Archive for: July, 2009
CFI Hosts Josh Rosenau Speaks About Adventures in the Defense of Evolution: From Kansas to Turkey to New York
Who: Josh Rosenau, policy analyst at the National Center for Science Education
What: free public presentation, "Adventures in the Defense of Evolution: From Kansas to Turkey to New York"
Where: SLC Conference Center, 352 7th avenue (between 29th and 30th streets), 16th floor.
When: 700pm, Tuesday, 4 August
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Image: Joseph Kennedy, 28 March 2009 [larger view].
Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with tsn-pz camera eyepiece 1/500s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.
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tags: humor, funny, claymation, creature comforts, Being a Bird, streaming video
This hilarious video is composed of audio interviews with Londoners and is animated with Claymation animals. I was thinking it could be amusing to ask you to identify the species for each bird in the video -- can you identify the species? [9:00]
tags: humor, funny, claymation, creature comforts, The Pet Shop, streaming video
This hilarious video is composed of audio interviews with Londoners and is animated with Claymation animals. As a former manager of a pet shop, I find this video to be amusingly close to how I'd imagine reality to be for wannabe pets [8:59]
Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).
Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
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My fifth blogoversary is coming on 4 August 2009 (FIVE YEARS of continuous blog writing!), and I'd like to celebrate with all of you. I'd like to meet my readers and all those who write for ScienceBlogs and for Nature Networks who are in NYC for a party. We will meet this Saturday at 10am at the front door to the AMNH (I might be able to arrange tix for my readers if I know how many people will be coming), and then will go out for food and drinks at a nearby pub (precise pub to be determined and will be announced) at 6pm.
Inside the spire.
Inside the spire of St. Olav's Church in Old Town, Tallinn, Estonia.
(Photograph of the outside of the spire)
Image: GrrlScientist, 22 July 2009 [larger view]. (raw image)