Archive for: December, 2009

Mystery Bird: Double-Crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus

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

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[Mystery bird] Double-Crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus, photographed at Hermann Park, Houston, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Joseph Kennedy, 23 December 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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Forest of Ecstasy: Vanguard

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Do you think that making and using illegal drugs are victimless crimes? Think again! Deep in a remote Cambodian rainforest, criminals are setting up illegal factories to produce safrole oil, the raw ingredient for the illegal Schedule I drug, ecstasy (methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA). Adam Yamaguchi joins armed forest rangers on a search and destroy mission.

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How It's Made: Bread

Dec 31 2009 Published by under Biology, Education, Streaming videos, Teaching

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This interesting video shows how bread is made in large, mechanized factories: from mixing the ingredients to shipping it out for consumption.

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Next Week in NYC: Richard Wiseman Talks about Investigating the Impossible

Dec 30 2009 Published by under Education, NYC life, Teaching


Who: Richard Wiseman
What: free public presentation, "Investigating the Impossible"
Where: University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (and Rivington St.) [map]
When: 730pm, Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Cost: FREE and open to the public!

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One Week From Tonight in NYC: SciCafe at AMNH

Dec 30 2009 Published by under Biology, Education, Environment, NYC life

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Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny
What: free public presentation, "Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World's Deepest River"
When: 700pm, Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street (Rose Center) [directions and maps]
Cost: free, and there is a cash bar (must be 21+ with ID)

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Mystery Bird: California Gull, Larus californicus

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

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[Mystery bird] California Gull, Larus californicus, photographed on Antelope Island Causeway and State Park of the Great Salt Lake and Northern Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Dave Rintoul, 13 May 2005 [larger view].

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Real Life Pacman

Dec 30 2009 Published by under Humor, Streaming videos

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This video is a funny prank -- it looks like the perfect prank to play in a university library during Final Exams week.

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The Nature of Cell Science

Dec 30 2009 Published by under Art & Photography, Biology, Nature, Streaming videos

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Cell biologist, Dirk Pacholsky, created this video. He writes; "Certainly it´s irony in the title, because these images never made it to publication status. Sitting over the microscope, whilst listening to music the idea popped up to combine microscopic imagery with electronic music. The Scientist will certainly see more than a carpenter, but both might enjoy the beauty. Concerning the accompanying music, it is Venetian Snares (oh another biological topic) "Szamár Madár", a masterpiece (in my ear) in blending classical music with electronic break core music."

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Mystery Bird: Black Kite, Milvus migrans

Dec 29 2009 Published by under Birding, Education, Mystery Birds, Teaching

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[Mystery bird] Black Kite, Milvus migrans, photographed at Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]
Image: Dan Logen [larger view].
Nikon D2X and Nikon 200-400 VR lens at 270 mm. ISO 160 f/6.3 1/800.

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Why Dogs Aren't Allowed in Hospitals

Dec 29 2009 Published by under Humor, Medicine & Health, Streaming videos

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This video is the hilariously stupid dog scene from One Tree Hill, now with suitably awkward closing music.

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