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TFW you realise you did a whole bunch of calculations on the wrong isomer.

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.

📣​ 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!

premoderncultures.com/early-mo

Postdoctoral Researcher's Unions 

Postdoctoral Researcher's Unions 

sexual harassment in science 

Dammit DFT, you're not supposed to just mash all the atoms together in hopes they'll magically find the right structure. That's not how it works. You should know that!

Word of caution. If you, like me, save PDF copies of papers to a directory called "to read" or "unsorted" or similar, try not to let them accumulate.

This advice brought to you by that one scientist who just spent literal hours sorting through a folder full of several hundred papers.

Minor pet peeve. Why do journal websites still insist on a "download citation" link instead of giving the option to just display copyable text on screen?

How many files containing a single reference, called "citation.bib" do you think I need, publishers??

International Symposium on Plant Photobiology (ISPP)

3rd - 8th June 2019
Barcelona, Spain

ispphotobiology2019.com/

:OpenAccess: Regeneration of whole fertile plants from 30,000-y-old fruit tissue buried in Siberian permafrost

Yashina et al (2012)
pnas.org/content/109/10/4008.s

The halls of the physics building are covered in posters of nobel prize winners. This is a good idea in theory, but in practice it’s really demoralizing as a woman to walk down the halls and see hundreds of old white men with maybe 3 women... but today i walked in to the building see people replacing the pictures with beautiful, colorful posters of influential women in physics. I almost started crying; I felt so happy. Representation matters, folks.

#SolarpunkReporting #solarpunk

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

Well, there's also info.africarxiv.org/ 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.

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: universityofcalifornia.edu/pre

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.

scientificamerican.com/article

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