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Do you know ArXiv, the open pre-print database of scientific articles?

Well, there's also for African research:

AfricArxiv is a free, open source and community-led digital archive for African research. We provide a non-profit platform for African scietists to upload their working papers, pre-prints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published papers. We also provide options to link data and code, and for article versioning.

Denial is the most predictable of all human responses. But, rest assured, this will be the sixth time we have reanalysed the data, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

Does anyone know of a visualisation of Earth during the Archaean Eon (4–2.5 Gya)?

I've found artists impressions of what Earth may have looked like during the Hadean and Proterozoic Eons, but nothing for the Archaean.

The University of California system is walking away from Elsevier:

The Loon doubts any other consortium in the US has a greater chance of pulling off this level of defiance. She wishes California well.

Coal ash is more radioactive than nuclear waste. By burning away all the pesky carbon and other impurities, coal power plants produce heaps of radiation.

Some great advice especially for those in Academia <3.

Not that I dislike physical copies of things, mind you. But how many people honestly look things up without using a computer-aided database of some kind?

Why do citations still need to have archaic abbreviated formats like J. Anal. Chem. (27)314, p5483-5489 when we could just all agree to use DOI numbers instead? First author, year, DOI would be way simpler, I think.

Periodic reminder that will unlock any scientific paper as long as you have a direct URL or DOI.

Can anyone help me find some absorption spectra of chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll molecules? Preferably in something like CSV format. ☀️

I used to have spectra downloaded from an online database for several different types of both, but I can't remember where I got them. And sadly, I lost all of those data in the great hard drive disaster of 2016.

There was once a woman who tried to cool herself to absolute zero Show more

This is Icarus. The farthest away single star we've ever seen. It's a blue supergiant star, not a supernova or gamma ray burst or anything, just a star, seen from 9 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯 light years away.

We were only able to see it for a time because it was Gravitationally Lensed by passing directly behind another star and then magnified further by other galaxy clusters and dark matter. Spacetime acted like a telescope for this single star, magnifying about 2000 times.

WTF software, the "brief summary" at the end of my output file is NOT supposed to be 737 lines long.

737 lines is not brief. Brief is not a difficult concept.

My home feed on this instance is really quiet. I need to follow more people, I think.

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Scholar Social

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

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"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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