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Academic research Show more

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They published our paper today!

BMJ: Trials that say “maybe”: the disconnect between exploratory and confirmatory testing after drug approval

~ Is this a pigeon? meme ~

Bro is labeled "dudebros"

Butterfly is labeled "every problematic antihero"

"Is this a role model?"

Joke about male anatomy Show more

I don't understand content warnings. But the nice thing is that I can use them anyway, and I do, because I know they help people, because they've said so. Why someone would refuse to use them, I have no idea.

Podcast recommendation Show more

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In the past I’ve been like “god I probably shouldn’t post too much and flood the TL” and now I’m like “I will bring the waters and you will bring the ark”

@RobinHood #praxis

i don't know what praxis is, but i know that rat has it

You've all heard of ISO 8601 📆

But do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, ISO 3103? 🍵

One very bad thing about scientific papers being behind paywalls is that (competing) pseudoscience isn’t behind paywalls, so it’s easier to find misinformation online than to find facts.

Masto snark; Strong language Show more

Private detective for hire

Need something private detected, but privately?

I will detect it!! In private!!!

* Private Eye (Come and ask me to solve mysteries! I'm not very good at it, though)
* Violins is the answer (Playing them, building them, you name it!!)
* Prognosticatrio and her 1,000 Prestidigitatrices (Weddings, bar-mitzvahs, we're legally barred from both in several states, best to inquire first)

~ Business cards ~

The research fairy, private dick


(The word "dick" is also a slang word for "detective")

(No really, that's a Thing)

You can have business cards printed with like, anything you want on them

You don't need a license or anything

📣​ PSA (Please Boost)

A friendly acquaintance of mine is a trans professor at Bryn Mawr college and is co hosting the first ever Early Modern Trans Studies conference (starts tomorrow through Friday).

He was super excited about me sharing on Mastodon so def check it out if you're near the campus or in PA!

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Scholar Social

NOTICE: Registration on is open to anyone who is willing to abide by our Community Standards. Email scholar dot social at protonmail dot com if you want an invite!

Federated microblogging for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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