All too often I hear "how can we justify funds to maintain research software?"

But really, we should be asking "How can we justify _not_ funding it?"

My colleagues and I wrote a thing: nature.com/articles/s43588-021

The paper not only describes the activity, as it also contains, , , materials lists, and other creative solutions so that anyone can replicate it.

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Our paper is finally out! I'm really proud to be a part of this!
: making basic concepts accessible to people with visual impairment through a multisensory tree of life.

You can find the paper here:
doi.org/10.1186/s12052-021-001

This is just cool science. Precious DNA collected from mammoth molars from > 1 M years ago

nature.com/articles/s41586-021

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Reparem aqui na página do Erasmusmais.pt o requerimento dos "documentos de candidatura":

erasmusmais.pt/post/bolsa-aval

Inacreditável ou quê?

Esteemed #Fediverse !

You were just a topic in the German Parliament.
Anke Domscheit-Berg described the problem in the first sentence
The “full capitalization of a deeply human need, communication”

and decribed the solution, a federated network without a central authority

"Service for the Public"
"Funded by the EU"
"Interoperability"
"Maximum autonomy"

and maybe good governance …

EU gives 12+ billion to monopolies with Horizon.

Now fund W3C recommendations like #ActivityPub !

So today on the bioinformatics chat podcast we're excited to have Xiang Ji himself! We start with a bit of background on phylogenetics and then go into the why and how of the gradient calculation.
bioinformatics.chat/phylogenet

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"with all due respect" declares a variable but does not initialize it

A reproducible workflow Ok, so [this video](youtu.be/s3JldKoA0zw) is a few years old, but it does not have anywhere near the views it deserves. It's never too late to do reproducible science! (Video 1m 44s)

> Reproducible science not only reduce errors, but speeds up the process of re-running your analysis and auto-generate updated documents with the results. shaarli.chepec.se/?PiTedQ

when designing a dam be sure to make the overflow as unnecessarily terrifying as possible

Go !

RT @molecologist@twitter.com

GEOME is putting genetic data in its place wp.me/p4OZed-3pC —post by @JBYoder@twitter.com

@FPinaMartins
I have found that when people say "please" and mean it, they use a very different tone of voice than when they say "sudo" and mean it.

What I learned about computer history today: Modern progamming languages started counting their arrays starting at 0 instead of 1, because they needed to run stuff faster...

...actually mostly because the President of IBM would sometimes randomly terminate programms running on shared infrastructure to recalculate his racing yachts handicap.

exple.tive.org/blarg/2013/10/2

I have just found an authentic treasure trove of data for my meta-analysis. After months of "scraping the barrel" this feels like a real breakthrough.

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