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#JournalClub for 2020 April 

From the suggestions I have received for , the following was randomly chosen:

Academic Research in the 21st Century: Maintaining Scientific Integrity in a Climate of Perverse Incentives and Hypercompetition :OpenAccess:

:doi: doi.org/10.1089/ees.2016.0223

The submitter is welcome to de-anonymize themself and introduce why they wanted to read it—or not!

New instance blocks on scholar.social 

Mostly single-user Pleroma instances with free-speech extremists on them

mastodon.ml
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springbo.cc
pl.anon-kenkai.com

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Hello! I’m Henrique and I am a research scientist with a PhD in Computer Science. I have been working with semantic technologies applied to computable policies and guidelines and recently started working in machine common sense reasoning.

Happy to be part of this community.

Hi! I'm Alison, a PhD student in at University of . I'm finding a way to calculate ages of stars that are small, cool, and too old for us to currently measure — which will help teach us about the history of the Milky Way 🌌, the stars of "habitable" planets 🪐, and the physics of magnetic dynamos (ie the source of Earth's magnetic poles) 🧭.

I also love , , and working towards a safer, greener, and more just world 😊✊

Ask me space questions!

Hello everyone. I am a Professor of Statistics. My interests include Data Science, Data Wrangling, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, NLP, Deep Learning, R, Python, etc. I am also interested in time series analysis.

Happy to be here!

Hi everyone! Just joined, I'm a senior lecturer (~associate professor) in the Faculty of Social Work, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel. My areas of interests are social policy, and specifically social policy towards fathers.

I'm also at @NadavPV for non-academic stuff.

Hi all, I am currently pursuing an honours degree in palaeontology with a research project that focuses on human brain evolution and phylogenetics. I also have background in archaeology and anthropology, and am looking to network and engage with people with similar research interests.

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Reminder for users new and old that the rules here are different from Twitter and even from other Mastodon instances

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(It's short! It just looks long bc it lists blocked domains too)

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Hijacking the tag again (my real one is pinned).

I'm hoping to find more people to follow here in / / -- I feel like I see more humanities and physical sciences on the local TL.

If you are, or are in or , would you give me a shout?

Thanks!

I am new at this instance: I'm an architect and PhD on social sciences who studies the commodifications between , and in the context of the Urban Studies and I am now pursuing a more data-scientist approach. I've been using for some years and I am now starting with

I'm looking for people with similar research interests or who can help me improving my skills.

Thanks @cxli for kindly introducing me to this nice ritual.

Reminder about Scholar Social Community Standards 

Lots of new friends on scholar.social—welcome all!

Reminder for users new and old that the rules here are different from Twitter and even from other Mastodon instances

Make sure you've checked them out at least once

(It's short! It just looks long bc it lists blocked domains too)

scholar.social/about/more

Don't forget to use CW's for Covid-19 related posts, especially Public ones, so that we can all decide when/if to engage with it

Thanks! :)

Hi folks. I am a senior computer scientist at RWTH Aachen University. My main research interests are parallel programming and high-performance computing (). Whenever possible, I contribute research results to open standards (such as ) or software.

Scholar Social housekeeping stuff 

Hi scholars, I just paid for hosting for the next 6 months

It cost $272.67 CAD

I withdrew all the funds we received by Patreon from the last 6 months to pay the bill, $291.03 CAD

Big thanks to everyone who's supporting us there and keeping the lights on at scholar.social

There was a surplus of $18.36 CAD for the last six months

So I made a donation of $50 USD to the Sylvia Rivera Law Project under "scholar.social"

Contact me if you have questions!

Hey all!

I'm a PhD student in the UK - academically, I'm broadly interested in (photo)electrochemical and mechanical engineering as they apply to clean energy, grid-scale energy storage, desalination, and clean fuels.

Also keen on policy and politics as they relate to electricity markets, carbon pricing, and dismantling the entrenched subsidies benefiting the oil & gas industry. Other nerd interests include electric bikes, tiny houses/off-grid living, and living frugally.

Happy birthday, scholar.social! It has been three full years since the instance joined the Fediverse!

Thank you all for sharing them with me!

Domain block (abuse mention in domain name) 

The instance at raplst.town has been suspended by scholar.social

Domain block 

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Domain block 

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Reminder that it is an expectation of users on scholar.social to add descriptions to images in your posts that are descriptive enough to replace the image for those who cannot see them


Hello! I'm Jonathan and my identity on here will mostly be as a Master's* student. My interests are primarily in computer science and in particular , but can range from mathematics to logic to physics.

For those of you coming from my alt account, assuming I remember to post here, I cannot guarantee a decrease in shitposts, only an increase in their tastefulness.

* soon...

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