Good article about the suppressed contributions of women in science. While I would optimistically like to think that most people know about Rosalind Franklin's contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA now, the problem goes much deeper.

theatlantic.com/science/archiv

Accessibility isn't just for "disabled" people.

Accessibility benefits EVERYONE, from the people who are severely impacted to those who find the extra options convenient, and everyone in between.

THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE to making your stuff more accessible.

"...surveillance capitalism's unusual products manage to be derived from our behavior while remaining indifferent to our behavior. Its products are about predicting us, without actually caring what we do or what is done to us."

thanks to whoever defined plethora for me

it means a lot

Phenomenology of Mastodon Show more

Phenomenology of Mastodon Show more

Reviewing old assessments for a module I’ve taken over, comment to student: “The Guardian is not a credible academic source”. Poor Guardian! ^_^

amazon, echo, ai Show more

My list of recommendations in Sci-Fi and Fantasy, containing only non-(white,male) authors. 14 authors I genuinely like or love, who have moved me or my worldview with their writing: rixx.de/blog/sff-perspectives/

(Let me know if you have recommendations or think I'm missing something!) #sffbookclub #amReading #scifi #fantasy

Hey, Linux gamers Show more

WhatsApp is next - and it's been coming for a while Show more

The "special drawer reserved for disappointing surprise presents for the children of people you don't like." I have one of these! I didn't know that's what it was called.

theregister.co.uk/2019/01/23/v

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Scholar Social

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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.

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Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

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