it's funny how actually doing research and working on a paper feels almost nothing like the fantasy doing the research and writing a paper 🤔

I like being in an instance that feels like a teacher's breakroom.
everyone's just like, 'I am exhausted, but I love this, but also I hate it? Idk who knows I might find another job. Pass the coffee.'

tng, research 

In order to cover various aspects of my research i've resorted to role-playing different star trek tng characters while doing each task. Today I was Geordie the computer vision guy, tonight i'm Riker the drink beer and read through field reports

Pokémon Go, new study 

A paper we've been working for a while is out:

"Exploring Features of the Pervasive Game Pokémon GO That Enable Behavior Change: Qualitative Study"

We studied how different game features were tied to changes in people's reported behavior. Takeway:

"The respondents reported being more social, expressed more positive emotions, found more meaningfulness in their routines, and had increased motivation to explore their surroundings."

doi.org/10.2196/15967

This study was so well done. Great controls, study size of *100,000*.

Any additional studies focusing on HCQ for covid19 should be stopped immediately for ethical reasons.

"The mortality in the control group was 9.3%. The mortality in the chloroquine group was 16.4%. The mortality in the chloroquine plus macrolide group was 22.2%. The mortality in the hydroxychloroquine group was 18%. And the mortality in the hydroxychloroquine plus macrolide group was 23.8%."

blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/

GIS 

the people at the cartography department should have a georeferencing along some time

do you ever have a day when you do a bunch if work that turns out to be a complete waste of time?

looks like preparing data really is going to take a month

Does anybody here ave experience with image analysis? I'm going to be analyzing multiple images captured in the field over a long time span and I honestly am at a loss of where to start.

yes! i got the grant for my lichen growth rate study. I'm not sure how to feel, this is unlichenything

online student, covid 

I am having extreme difficulty with this home learning. My university is closed and there are no public spaces open where studying can be done. I can't understand how universities can keep their students to unchanged schedules in this situation

New friends hello 

We've had a few new people arrive this week, which I love

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hot take 

Of all the life sciences, botany is by far the most salacious

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