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extreme studying thread Show more

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sexism, history Show more

extreme studying thread Show more

extreme studying thread Show more

Really wish there was a website where you could post local community stuff and events that’s an alternative to Facebook, because it’s pretty much the only reason I check it now and I resent having to go there

#introductions

Hello, I'm Altruest. I like beautiful things, and I think we live in a beautiful world. Friends are Good, as is art, food, dogs, and the moon. I like to be sad (but only sometimes), and I love being excited about things I know nothing about. I believe we can all get along, and I know that injecting a little bit of empathy into your life gets us closer to that goal.

I think you're beautiful, and valid, and welcome. Peace and love. ✌🏾

Decided to arrange a welcome for Tumblr refugees, so Toot! is 50% off on the App Store today! Grab it now if you haven't - this is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as any future sale will not be the same sale as this one, which is the Tumblr refugee sale.

Go go go! itunes.apple.com/app/toot/id12

It's a good client. It's the best client. Well, it is at least the client with the most secret easter egg games.

selfie, eye-contact, snow Show more

maybe the greatest contribution I will ever make to the world of art

@kensanata Please add me to Anarchists, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Books, Digital Rights, Engineering, Environmentalists, Feminism, Geology, Mathematics, Musicians, Nature, Science, Science Fiction, Vegan, Vegetarian, Writing.

greatfulness post Show more

Going to do some light reading today.

"From Oppression to Liberation: Reclaiming the Right to Privacy"

privacyinternational.org/repor

(PDF download available at the end of that link.)

dangerous cuteness, tardigrade Show more

rotifer, microscopy Show more

bio ethics, gene editing, china Show more

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance 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.

"A Mastodon profile 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 @socrates@scholar.social 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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