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Hi scholars, how do you add non peer-reviewed articles to your CVs? How do you actually call them? :BlobCatCoffee:

Soot generator comparison experiment ongoing. We have tested diffusion and premixed flame 🔥 burners. We will continue experiments next week testing an inverted flame generator and two spark generators.

Next week we will start a workshop to test different aerosol generators. The goal is to find a suitable primary standard for atmospheric black carbon absorption measurements.

More details about this project:

First thing I did this morning: take pictures of this beauty 🌚

Want to use a link shortener on #Mastodon?

Don't! :blobsurprised: All links in Mastodon posts count for 23 characters, no matter how long they really are.

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Do you know 2019 is the international year of the periodic table? ⚗️

Look at this nice representation by C. R. Nodder (1920)

Here you can find many other ones:

@jorge Some people seem to want peer review to define what is and is not scientific, but reviewers are fallible, distracted human beings and human beings disagree about what is good science.

@jorge and I would sure hope that anyone with a PhD understands that just because some journal somewhere accepted a paper does not mean that it is a sound argument according to the rules of the reader's discipline! There are whole fields where 'publishing' consists of uploading a paper onto a preprint server and the world has not come to an end.

@jorge I was also shocked seeing that. That reporting was not fully fair. Most people using such services are on the edge of science a series of blog posts analysing these journals showed.

The established researchers on the list are often co-authors, who wrongly trusted the first author. Fake journals ask enormous fees for people finding out where they published and wanting their names removed.

I don't understand how an established professor can fail to identify such fake invitations to publish or attend a conference.

La primera entrada en mi nuevo blog es para enseñarte como montar un blog parecido usando Hugo 😊

" acts like a sponge for the radicals needed to generate pollution, sucking them up and preventing them from producing ozone".

Starting 2019 with a lot of energy in the lab.

*Things don't work*

Just borrowed a tool from a neighbor using the nebenan app. I didn't need to buy an item I would barely use.

"You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future under their very eyes."

"If solutions in the system are so hard to find, then maybe we need to change the system itself."

Stirring speech by Greta Thunberg at #COP24. Full video here

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

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.

"An academic microblog that 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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