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is cool, and I'm curious to see if there's such a thing for outside of the sciences.

Are any of you familiar with any groups that support , or scholarly work and conduct among persons outside of ?

@Coldguy Gosh, the header image you chose for your profile is beautiful. What's it from? :O

Welcome, btw lol

My university recently switched its Learning Management System (or Virtual Learning Environment) and we had a party to celebrate successful launch of the new one and decommissioning of the old.

Complete with an ax in the server for the old one.’s a cake.

Navigating around in notebooks is just unintuitive enough for me to drive me nuts. \o/

I was wondering why I feel intense emotions in my chest and found this fantastic map of where different emotions are felt on the body.

Article: Bodily sensations of emotion - heartache, shivers down one's spine - aren't bound by culture (🇫🇮🇸🇪🇹🇼sample). #PNAS

The sound of an expertly played electric guitar without a PA continues to amaze me.

It's just something you don't get to hear live very often.

I've been since Wednesday, and I'm still not sure what I have or feel like it's inclined to go away sometime soon. Lots of googling symptoms.

Does anyone else end up re-doing a load of their data analysis when they're writing something up, or is it just me?

@bthall @gzt @bgcarlisle If you've published and have an implementation somewhere, I'm pretty sure that counts as "prior art" and would invalidate a subsequent patent by someone else, if it was basically identical to your work.

Note that I am not a lawyer and this does not constitute legal advice. It's just based on my layman's understanding after the copyright/free software/free culture scene for about 20 years.

this little one right here did a good job...I'm proud of her :blobcatcoffee:

Wide Field View of Great American Eclipse

Image Credit & Copyright: Nicolas Lefaudeux #APoD

Two days ago I watched a colleague of mine teaching middle schoolers about Geogebra, I am so proud of her!

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Visited this local #udon restaurant on our recent trip to #Japan. I love udon and this may have been the best I've ever had.. will be back! #うどん

@zactspi @kai You guys might be interested in this humble bundle about and . I am fascinated by the more -y ones.

One of these days, I'm going to just post all the pretty graphs I made that were eventually cut from the final versions of papers that I wrote over the course of my PhD

@bthall If not for fun, then definitely for context and a quick background when jumping into a new topic. Journal of Econ Perspectives is good for this too, along with some of the Oxford Handbooks (and Handbooks of Whatever Economics).

Great way to learn, as well as avoid Reviewer 2 saying, 'Cite so-and-so', without giving any reference info

@bthall @mplouffe I honestly also like reading out of discipline reviews also. Nothing like reading how biologists describe understandings of populations or similar to give perspective.

Often that perspective is that humans are idiosyncratic... but that's not a bad perspective.

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

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