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They published our paper today!

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

Microsoft has revamped the academic search engine with topic based tags for each search result. Quite interesting.

I still wish there was a nice privacy friendly scientific search engine like DuckDuckGo / SearX / StartPage.

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Social media alignment chart:

Lawful good - Soundcloud
Neutral good - Goodreads
Chaotic good - Mastodon
Lawful neutral - LinkedIn
Neutral - MySpace
Chaotic neutral - YouTube
Lawful evil - Facebook
Neutral evil - Twitter
Chaotic evil - 4chan

If Donald Knuth started a conference on innovations in typesetting, he could invite people to give...

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... TᴱX talks.

I am so sorry

If you ever doubt the usefulness of your efforts, remember that a substantial amount of trees are planted by squirrels hiding nuts and then forgetting where they put 'em

NCT02443337 Terminated. Reason given: The observed DCR at 6 months is 4%,below the hypothesized 44% DCR at 6 months as the primary objective of this study. The study stopped due to lack of activity.

Online institutions and trust among academics Show more

PhD thesis mention Show more

The actor playing Mario in the North American commercial for Super Mario Sunshine during a break from filming, as well as his head and glove props.

Help is out there. Ask for it if you need it.

Saw somebody call a hedgehog an "ouch mouse" yesterday and I think it's great

The B in Benoit B Mandelbrot stands for Benoit B Mandelbrot.

A fairly long shot, but does anyone else here have any experience in writing grants for LGBT+ community centers?

I'm on the board for one and it's very much a hands on process. As such, fundraising is in our hands. We've done good, but I would love to have a little bit of breathing room and would like to apply for a grant to help pay for things like, you know, rent and electricity. Anyone have any prior knowledge in that area?

Totally okay if not. Like I said, definitely a long shot.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile 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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