The behaviour of ball bearings as they self assemble under an electric field They seem alive, reaching for each other to form emergent structures!

Feeling bad for not noticing this before but if you need a list of #Fediverse servers to recommend to your #scientific friends that want to leave #Twitter, there a list on

#science #academia

this is hands down one of my favorite photographs I’ve ever taken; was on my moon bullshit in my backyard with a zoom lens and a BAT flew through the damn frame


I'm obsessed with this animation of human population relative to modern nations since 10000 BCE. India grows steadily, China jumps up and down, Mexico collapses in 1500 after being 3rd largest for millennia... There's so much here! It's wild!



I am a sucker for vintage images of what once passed for cutting-edge culture and technology. As someone who lives in that world, these images serve as a *memento mori*, the skull on a poet's desk that signifies, "Someday, you will pass from this world, too."


There is some fuss about the EU Sustainable Taxonomy. With Scientists4Future (@S4F), we organised this webinar in July:

Daniel Poolen starts with a great introduction for beginners.

The discussion panel consists of 2 other experts, Mathilde Crêpy from ECOS and Andreas Hoepner, professor of operational risk, banking & finance.

NL: Een goede duiding op #Wattisduurzaam over de voorwaardelijke duurzaamheid van gas en nucleaire energie:

2013 - Music structure determines heart rate variability of singers - Frontiers in Psychology:

"Singing in unison of regular song structures causes singers’ hearts to simultaneously speed up and slow down... The study suggests that people who sing together tend to synchronize biologically in several respects."

I like to think on that when I play music!

"In the US, cable TV channels were found to be speeding reruns of shows like Seinfield up by small amounts to fit more ad breaks into a half hour slot."

- #ShantiMathias, 2021

#marketing #TV

Here's a question I've been wondering about. Would it be possible to have “peertubers” in the same way we have YouTubers? Or does the concept of a YouTuber require a centralized commercial platform for it to make sense?

Technologies of Hope & Fear looks at a curated selection of 100 technologies developed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This interactive research project allows you to explore the narratives of these pandemic products, the companies behind them

‘It parodies our inaction’: #DontLookUp, an allegory of the climate crisis, lauded by activists - rather telling how many film critics refuse to look up...

@dustin I was just reminded of this:

The Cure's Disintegration was delayed due to Elite.

#JoinFediverseWiki is almost ready for it's official launch in 8 days.

Right now I'm gathering feedback from people who are not deep into the Fediverse yet.
What you can do to help:
* #boost this post.
* show the wiki to your non-fedizen friends and forward me their feedback.
* of course you can give me feedback yourself even if you're a Fediverse veteran.
* help edit the wiki. For now I wrote almost everything myself.

Happy holidays everybody. 🎉

#JoinFediverse #JoinTheFediverse #FediverseWiki

I'm pretty sure that Don't Look Up is an important film about the climate crisis before seeing it. However, when reading about it, I keep reading the title as Don't Look Now, and for a split second, I wonder if someone has remade the Nicolas Roeg horror classic.

RIP E. O. Wilson, a giant in evolutionary biology and myrmecology, at 92. 🐜


His 1990 book with Bert Hölldobler, "The Ants", is online for free at AntWiki:

"The Trailhead" is his 2010 fiction story about an ant colony:

#science #biology #evolution #news #RIP 🐘

Is it just me, or are electric scooters looking less tempting every week as winter moves on? They're still around, though, but they don't seem to be much in traffic and more.

#2560 Confounding Variables 

You can find a perfect correlation if you just control for the residual.

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