academic culture, feminism
Exhaustion becomes a management technique: you tire people out so they are too tired to address what makes them tired” (Ahmed, 2021)
complaining, student loans
Also wow are student loans evil.
complaining, student loans
Every time I go on medical leave, I have to re-do my student loan exit counseling and the interface is SO SLOW and poorly designed. For example, it is very long and doesn't let you save progress, but literally kicks you out of the counseling to answer some of the questions on another part of the website and then makes you start over.
There is so much incredible work being done on forests and climate change, and I'm so delighted to see one of my lab mates featured in this National Geographic story covering some of that work
A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!
So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.
This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.
Mastodon/fedi server recs (because literally blocked me from posting it lol)
General-purpose: octodon.social, mas.to, weirder.earth
Lefty/social justice-oriented: rage.love, kolektiva.social, social.wxcafe.net, eldritch.cafe
Scientists/academics: fediscience.org, scicomm.xyz, scholar.social
Creatives: wandering.shop, photog.social, mastodon.art, pixelfed.social
Geographical: cloudisland.nz (NZ), mspsocial.net (Twin Cities, MN), 438punk.house (Montréal, Punklandia)
On a break for health reasons, but gradually getting better and looking forward to trying to start doing an hour a day next week. I think I'll start with some reading - I've just gotten a copy of Conservation & the Genomics of Populations
I'm finally reading the official intro to R, after using it for 10 years and teaching about it for 4, so this might become a thread of "interesting things I learned".
Bees relying on pollen microbes in their diets provides a mechanism by which some of the things we spray plants with (anti fungals and other anti pest stuff) contributes to bee decline - it takes all the meat out of their diet and leaves them with just potatoes
TIL that bees are not herbivores, but are, in fact, omnivores. They’re eating all these little microbes on pollen, which seems to be a significant source of protein for them.
"[A] direct comparison of absolute COVID-19 deaths between vaccinated and unvaccinated groups is likely to be meaningless, due to the influence of multiple confounding factors. Indeed, the failure to understand how confounding factors could result in seemingly paradoxical numbers repeatedly produced inaccurate claims that COVID-19 vaccines were ineffective at preventing COVID-19 deaths, as Health Feedback documented on several occasions."
Updated for Mastodon, last line will read:
“From the fact that you won’t try to reply, boost, or fav this toot in anyway, I shall see that you are fond of me.” #TootinIntoTheVoid
I really wish I had more time to read in and around my field. I work on tree phenology, but this paper on hot lizards I skimmed yesterday helps me explain plasticity patterns I’m seeing.
Climate change is intensifying Earth’s water cycle at twice the predicted rate, research shows
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Rising temperatures pushing much more freshwater towards poles than climate models previously estimated.
IPCC 6 Impacts, Adaptation, & Vulnerability Report dropped today
More personal, less science over @susannah
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