Archive for the tag 'science'

Jun 30 2009

Birds of Britain: A video spoof

Here’s an amusing spoof of a 1970s birds documentary, taken from the “Look Around You” series, a parody of the old British school science programs. (Thanks to the Birdchick blog for pointing this one out.)

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Feb 19 2009

Space.com Provides List of Night Sky Highlights in 2009

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Amateur astronomy buffs will want to check out the 2009 listing of night star-gazing highlights for 2009, provided by Space.com. From the Solar System and beyond, you definitely don’t want to miss these during the year. Mark your calendar!

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Feb 17 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day 4 (Feb. 16, 2009)

Published by under bird watching,science

It seems that the GBBC ended like it started for us, rather unexciting. Having to zip off to work in the morning also didn’t leave much time for feeder-gazing. On Monday, the weather was the same as the weekend, sunny, slightly breezy and in the mid 30’s. Here’s the list of the morning’s meager sightings: […]

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Feb 17 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day 3 (Feb. 15, 2009)

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Another quality day of bird watching this past Sunday. It seems that the word finally got out to the neighborhood birds. The weather was sunny and warm for the season, in the mid 30’s. Visibility was great and there was just a slight breeze. Here’s a listing of Sunday’s sightings: 5 American Goldfinches 6 Dark-eyed […]

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Feb 14 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day 2 (Feb. 14, 2009)

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Today was a much better day for bird watching. Lots of flying critters in the backyard. The weather was sunny and in the mid-30s, although a bit windy. Here’s a breakdown of what flew in: 6 American Goldfinches 2 Blue Jays 7 Dark-eyed Juncos 1 Female Northern Cardinal 2 European Starlings 4 House Sparrows

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Feb 14 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Day 1 (Feb. 13, 2009)

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A dismal first day. Here’s the meager list of feathered visitors to our backyard feeders: 3 American Goldfinches 1 Tufted Titmouse

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Feb 13 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count, Morning, Day 1 (Feb. 13, 2009)

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I’m having an ignominious start to 2009’s Great Backyard Bird Count! There’s not a bird to be seen. Plenty of food and three squirrels hopping around by the base of our feeders, eyeballing the piles of nuts and seed, but no birds. Curses!

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Feb 11 2009

NASA and Google Provide a look at Mars in 3D

Google brought us online search that has yet to be matched and Google Earth, a wicked cool bit of software that lets us view almost any part of Planet Earth. The software is so accurate and detailed that governments and security agencies worldwide are extremely uncomfortable. NASA has brought us, well, space! Moon missions; the […]

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Feb 10 2009

NASA Wants Your Vote for Hubble’s Next Target

Published by under astronomy,science,technology

NASA wants your input on what Hubble’s next target is going to be. You get to choose from one of six astronomical objects in honor of the International Year of Astronomy, the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s observations, which began this month. Want to cast your vote? Go to HubbleSite.org to cast your […]

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Feb 04 2009

Gearing up for the 2009 GBBC (Great Backyard Bird Count)

Published by under bird watching,nature,science

Brace yourselves for birdwatching excitement and drama! (OK, so allow me to be a little hyperbolical) We’re just over a week away from the Great Backyard Bird Count, and this household is primed with plenty of bird food, ‘bins’ (cool bird watcher slang for binoculars), and not one, but two bird identification books. And heck, […]

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