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#Diversity training: emotional distress ("white #fragility") in the face of challenges (#racism, U.S.) Show more

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Link 2 of 2. On faculty diversity, from 2013 commentary: why you can't expect to fix diversity by just "collecting them all". What strategies support and retain underrepresented groups?

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I find the concept of introductions very intimidating. It will probably take me a few days before I post a full one.

Until then, hello there. I will probably post intermittently and/or vent about , , , , and issues in , as well as and pop-culture cross-over and slice of life things.

But I'm really not completely sure at this point. I guess we will find out.

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Reminder: In order to be satisfactory, all tea must be brewed in compliance with ISO 3103. 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

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@christianp A palindrome with an even number of digits is divisible by 11.

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🐦 RT: @mc_hankins

Click here for Full Text article
Athens or Shibboleth?
Region or Group?
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→ Access denied

😂 😭

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Academia pro-tip:

Legally change your name to put an exclamation mark at the beginning

Makes it less likely you'll have another academic with your same name; you'll also always be at the beginning of alphabetized author lists

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<<Programmes that include non-scientists contributing to research need to be more diverse and inclusive. That is the conclusion of a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine>>

See, even committees can get it eventually!

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@DoctorZen my favorite is when Elsevier publishes your open-access paper as closed access while they process your open-access fee.

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“By comparing data from 17 countries, we found that while more spending produces more high-quality science, increasing competition for resources does not.

In fact, competitiveness of funding and research quality are negatively correlated.”

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if your website doesn't allow users to be addressed as something other than their legal name in communications from the site, congratulations, your website is transphobic and you should fix it :heart_trans:

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The Coral Cup’s texture is grown in a simulation of reaction-diffusion, a model of pattern formation that’s been used to explain the stripes of zebras and spots on fish #mastoart

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Recommendations for old weird sci-fi movies?

(Boosts or rec's appreciated)

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unicorn science? Show more

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Interactive demo of using Newton's method in the complex plane with a cubic. Its a little slow, any ideas for improvements are welcome:

a (spooky?) elevator story Show more

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Another unicode mystery: the Unicode character ℇ, U+2107, is labelled "EULER CONSTANT", but nobody can work out what it's supposed to stand for. The base of the natural logarithm is normally written as 'e', and the Euler-Mascheroni constant is normally written as 'γ'.
A 2002 post on the Unicode mailing list seems to basically say it's a mistake:

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No, TeXStudio, I don't want to correct heterometals to heterosexuals. #Writing #Chemistry

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Google women's walkout Show more

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transphobia, anxious speculation Show more

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Wow, the statistical concept of #variance turned 100 years old this July. That's so young in the mathematical history scale! It's hard for me to imagine statistics without variance.

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