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She follows up with the question: should the government be using tiktok for PSA style outreach? Karla Azcona questions if tiktok is the right medium for this type of communication given that it is highly commercialized and coveys a certain air of luxury. And Apoorva Mandavilli asserts that it seems like people do get their information from tiktok. I'd love to hear more on this subject but I think it's out of scope of the discussion.

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The reporter/moderater asks: if the president calls and asks what should be done about the pandemic. This elicits a range of responses from these young scientists which reveal a lot about their politics and media consumption. I'm happy they feel bold enough to state their opinions, but I also wonder if the audiences predictable responses reinforces a very unradical worldview.

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It's interesting to hear them articulate the benefits of connections into the world of science and the opportunity to work in the lab. But they don't use the language of social capital, they are thinking in terms of getting to some destination. I'm struck by the phrasing "the program allowed us to sample..." because I've heard it before from a community lab member. I'm interested to challenge any underlying ideology that contributes tofolks feeling they need permission to do a project.

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Now there is moderated discussion with the Jr researchers. They are sharing their experiences from the program. I'm happy to hear that one takeaway is that there is more than one way into scientific research and more than one way out. I'm also digging the indepth descriptions of handling birds dead and alive.

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The students are asked how it feels to get a positive result by pcr. One answer is: electrifying! Another student asks: were the species that the positive result was found in social? One answer is: rock doves and yes. A community member asks about how the experience impacted their development as a person. One answer: does not want to keep sampling birds. Another answer: confirmed that they want to study research biology.

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Aaron Huang shares the results of the surviellance. No AIV, but 8 positive results for APV. They cultured 2 novel isolates and published in Microbiology Spectrum.

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Marina Daillo shares the method of sampling of brirds via a NYC park permit, as well as via the wild bird fund. 26 days, 7000 bird fecal samples, 1700 pharynx and cloaca samples from 800 birds. Processed by PCR.

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Daneidy Burgos shares the research question: what is the prevalence of avian influenza virus (AIV) and avian paramyxovirus (APV) in NYC birds. As well as some background on these viruses.

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The first part of this event is Florian Krammer with a short talk about flu viruses and how they circulate in birds. This is the justification for the surveillance work on city birds. Next up the students who are doing the work to present data!

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Excited to hear what sort of science nyc high school students in collaborations with an academic lab have been doing. This talk os called: Viruses in the city and why we should care about them. Hosted at NYAM by Biobus

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We would like to see more translations of scholarly articles, as the name of our group suggests.

One way to stimulate their production is to bring them inside the scientific reward system. We thus propose to publish translations in scholarly journals and call on editors to publish such translations and make this clear in the instructions for authors.

The call in English: blog.translatescience.org/tran
And in Indonesian: dasaptaerwin.net/wp/2022/06/pe

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Help requested - everything everywhere all at once accessibility 

I can’t watch things with lots of strobing and flashing effects, which I’ve heard everything average all at once has a fair amount of. Usually I just skip things with these effects, but I really want to see this movie! Are there groups that release edits that cut flashing scenes or remove those effects?

Hack: AC unit + insulated room = inexpensive cold storage 

This weekend I learned from farmers about this CoolBot product which hacks an AC unit by placing a small heater by the AC temperature sensor while substituting it's own room and cooling-fin-mounted temperature sensors. Love to see it. :BlobCatHeart:

storeitcold.com/our-story/

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@danwchan thank you. ActivityPub/Mastadon seems more FAIR than Slack. :) Any recommendations of other FAIR champions in the Fediverse I can follow?

If you would be so kind I'm looking for good/your favourite resources describing mechanisms and criticisms of how funding :loz_rupee: for scientific work shapes technological possibility :Discovery: and political discourse about technology.

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@cadxdr I read the article linked below and wish you the best on your journey through academia. :rhizome: I didn't have the critical language to articulate why I didn't want to comply at the time and I became isolated, unable to envision a path between compliance and exit (maybe I'll try again). You can articulate better and are better connected so use it to cultivate a community (online and/or offline) to draw strength from!

cadadr.dreamwidth.org/7390.htm

Thread related: scholar.social/@koalha/1082054

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A tip for people used to birdsite's algorithms creating their timelines for them:

This thing works like Twitter did a long time ago. Your timelines are what you make them!

Liberally follow, unfollow, and mute accounts. Use the filter preferences (e.g. with "#eurovision" "@twitter.com"). Create a new timeline with hashtags to follow. In short: treat your timelines like a garden, both planting and pruning to your liking.

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