Rassismus, kostenloses eBook
Der dtv Verlag bietet das eBook von James Baldwin's "Nach der Flut das Feuer" (The Fire Next Time) bis zum 11.06. kostenlos zum Download an
George Floyd, University of Minnesota, donation
Waiting for further details: https://makingagift.umn.edu/give/fund.html?id=23573
Funding in medium-big science
Here a back-of-the-envelope calculation I was doing with a friend a few years back. At the beginning of my PhD the annual budget of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (a wonderful thing, check it out if you can) amounted to 80 M€ (nowadays certainly more). In the hypothesis of wanting it funded on a fully voluntary basis, I would have to join forces with 10.000 interested people (which, perhaps are there!) willing to self-tax for 8000 € per year (ouch!).
Math is not the language of the sciences. Curse words are the language of the sciences.
Take on goth-y pop culture, irrelevant
While still in a comedic/halloween-esque way, the 1964 TV Addams family was arguably about characters which were more weird/deviant with respect to their context than its 90s revival (with a mainstream goth subculture flourishing in the previous decade). Which is a complicated way to say that I like the former more...
Covid-19 | Information in English for Italy
Link for those stuck in Italy wanting clear tips and instructions in English
The description text over the situation is kind of blunt and scary. But the information is good to have for those who need it, like who to call, and what to do.
Viruses, Pol, hiv, coronavirus, potential pandemic
I am a *non*-expert in virology and epidemiology. I work and live between european states affected to a different extent by the current nCovid-19 spread. As a gay man born in 1985 (so, mostly second-hand experience from the "elders" in the community) , I find myself referring rather often to the HIV early stage when trying to clarify to others that stigma is bad, safety measures are good etc. Any resonating experiences?
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