Archive for: October, 2009

Scientia Pro Publica -- It's Almost Here!

Oct 31 2009 Published by under Uncategorized


Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
Have you read an especially good essay about science, nature or medicine lately? If so, why not share it with the world by submitting the URL for this essay to a blog carnival designed to share excellent writing with others? You don't need to be the author of an essay to submit it for consideration, and this is one way that blog carnivals grow in size and influence: by sharing with others.

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Mystery Birds: Budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus

Oct 31 2009 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery birds] Budgerigar, Melopsittacus undulatus, photographed in Boulia Shire, far west Queensland, Australia [I will identify these birds for you in 48 hours]
Image: Ann Britton [larger view].

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

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The Piano Stairway: Inspiring People to Change Their Behavior through FUN

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This video documents an interesting social experiment in Stockholm, Sweden, where students changed stairs into a piano, and compared before-and-after video of stairway use to escalator use. Brilliant!

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Bratty Brother Inspires Sister To Plot Revenge

Oct 31 2009 Published by under Streaming videos

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This bratty brother scares the hell out of his sister so she will, no doubt, be plotting her revenge.

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For All Those Geeks Out There Who Are Carving Pumpkins

Oct 31 2009 Published by under Streaming videos, Your Inner Child

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What do you think: might this pumpkin carving design make Martha Stewart jealous?

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The Fake Trick-or-Treater (Hallowe'en Prank)

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This is a funny video of a series of pranks committed on the videographers' neighbors. Truly inpsired!

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Share Your Science, Nature and Medical Writing with the World

Oct 30 2009 Published by under Uncategorized


Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux).

Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
-- Sir Francis Bacon.
Have you read an especially good essay about science, nature or medicine lately? If so, why not share it with the world by submitting the URL for this essay to a blog carnival designed to share excellent writing with others? You don't need to be the author of an essay to submit it for consideration, and this is one way that blog carnivals grow in size and influence: by sharing with others.

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Mystery Bird: Bare-throated Tiger-heron, Tigrisoma mexicanum

Oct 30 2009 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Bare-throated Tiger-heron, Tigrisoma mexicanum, photographed in Mexico. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Dennis Paulson [larger view].

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

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Macro Video of a Sub-Adult Female Phidippus putnami Jumping Spider

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This remarkable video is of (probably) a sub-adult female Phidippus putnami Jumping Spider ..

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Forest Carbon 101: How Much Carbon Does a Tree Sequester?

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You know that trees store carbon, but what does that really mean? How much carbon does the tree outside your window store, and how does that compare to the carbon we emit when we travel or power our homes?

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