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Well, That was fun

Note: this post was written by Bob O'H, not GrrlScientist. the author attribution will have to be sorted later

Sorry about the silence over the past couple of weeks. But we were having too much fun in the real world (well, Britain anyway). Whilst we were away, Scientopia had some hosting problems, and moved to another host. Not all the gremlins from the move have been sorted out (some of our archives have temporally disappeared), but we'll get this sorted out soon. MarkCC has gone far beyond the call of duty arranging the move, so we'll let him have a proper holiday first.
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London Roof Surfing

Sep 03 2010 Published by under London, England, Streaming videos

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For those of you who are checking in today, wondering where we are and what we are doing, here's a look at one of the fun activities that is scheduled to happen tonight at Science Online London: gathering on a rooftop in London for the FringeFrivolous Unconference (i. e.; "roof surfing"). This video was shot during last year's roof surfing event (which I could not attend, boo!), but I plan to shoot some video of this same event tonight to share with you. Meanwhile, here's some familiar faces to entertain you:

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The Quest Continues ..

Aug 20 2010 Published by under Harry Potter, London, England

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As you might recall, thanks to my readers, I was lucky enough to attend Science Online London two years ago, where I gave a talk and met my future spouse. But what you might not know is that Science Online London 2010 is rapidly approaching and I will be one of the lucky ones who will be there!
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Birds of a Feather Strum Together

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This particular exhibit is a living art piece made up of 40 zebra finches jamming on electric guitars and cymbals at the Barbican, in London. The artist, Boursier-Mougenot creates a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other musical instruments. As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a captivating, live soundscape.

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Science Online 2009 London Conference Scheduled

Jun 04 2009 Published by under London, England

Last year, thanks to you, my loyal beloved readers, I was able to attend the Science Online conference held in London, England, where I was a speaker. This conference is being held again this year -- and I hope to be there! Proposed topics include blogging and microblogging, online communities, open access and open data, new teaching and research tools, author identifiers and measuring the impact of research. Science Online 2009 London is scheduled for 22 August at the Royal Institute of Great Britain, thanks to the generous support of Nature Network, Mendeley Research Networks and The Royal Institute of Great Britain.

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London Zoo, Part One

Oct 24 2008 Published by under London, England, My Pictures

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Entrance, London Zoo.
Image: GrrlScientist, 2 September 2008 [larger view].

After a leisurely morning walk through part of London's Regents Park, Bob O'Hara and I then spent the rest of the day at the London Zoo.

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London's Regents Park

Oct 23 2008 Published by under London, England, My Pictures

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Water Fountain in London's Regents Park.
Image: GrrlScientist, 2 September 2008 [larger view].

The next morning, it was cool and cloudy -- a nice break from the heat and humidity of the previous few days. So my friend and colleague, Bob O'Hara and I enjoyed a leisurely stroll through London's Regents Park on our way to the London Zoo.

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London's Globe Theatre

Oct 22 2008 Published by under London, England

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A duel of the drummers at London's Globe Theatre.
Image: GrrlScientist, 1 September 2008 [larger view].

The day after Nature's European ScienceBlogging Conference had concluded, I set out to photograph the city with my friend and colleague, Bob O'Hara, and then to attend a play at the Globe Shakespeare Theatre. This photoessay details our Globe Theatre experience.

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London: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Oct 21 2008 Published by under London, England

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Entrance to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, one of the oldest pubs in London.
There is a sign to the right of the entrance that names all the kings and
queens who reigned during this pub's existence.
Image: GrrlScientist, 1 September 2008 [larger view].

The day after Nature's European ScienceBlogging Conference had ended (I am still working on those photoessays and blog entries), I set out with my friend and colleague, Bob O'Hara, to photograph London and then to attend a play at the Globe Shakespeare Theatre. This photoessay shows some of the buildings I photographed, and the pub I visited for lunch: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.

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Visiting Darwin's Home, Part 4: The Sandwalk

Sep 15 2008 Published by under London, England

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Part of The Sandwalk, which is located on the periphery of a large parcel of land that is occupied by Darwin's Down House and associated grounds comprised of flower gardens, food plant gardens, and a greenhouse. I liked the mysterious look of this portion of the Sandwalk, so I photographed it to share with you.
Image: GrrlScientist 31 August 2008 [larger view].

Sunday, the day after the Nature Network Science Blog conference was over, Mike, Mo and I caught a train to Bromley, England, where we toured Darwin's Down House and Gardens and walked along the famous Sandwalk that Darwin once walked. This is the fourth, and last, of my photoessay series about Down House, where I focus on the famous Sandwalk behind the house.

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