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It is slow...but still, it good that I can access G+ from Beijing. Thank you Xskywalker

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A parallel comparison between apple and blackberry
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Mark for later
Graphene foam functionalized with ZnO nanowires shows high selectivity for Parkinson's disease biomarkers.

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战斗民族…

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ok..just have to share this one before i sign off... "Could you imagine coming home from work
To find this tiny creature napping on your couch with your dog?
Guess who came home for dinner?It followed this beagle home, right through the doggy door. This happened in Maryland recently. The owner came home to find the visitor had made himself right at home.. This hit the 6 o'clock news big time."
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nice pie chart~
Science Expert Deniers

Many users on the various Science Communities on Google+ wonder Why was I banned?, Why are my comments deleted?, or Why was my post quickly removed?. Quite often we, the moderators, are confronted by these users claiming that the moderators censor information outside of the mainstream scientific press. 

Yes, we do delete content that comes from outside the mainstream scientific press. We ban members that assert their opinion as fact even though the moderators, who are experts in their selected fields, continuously point them in the correct direction. I struggle to continuously argue the basics of climate change with individuals that receive their facts from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. 

I am an expert in how water flows between the Atmosphere, Surface, and Subsurface because I have devoted the past decade learning Fluid Mechanics, Physical Hydrology, and Land Surface Interactions. My opinion on groundwater, climate change, and near-surface interactions counts more than the average layman. I reached my opinions by learning from the top research scientists and from my own personal research. 

Tom Nichols wrote an article titled The Death Of Expertise desribing exactly what happens on the various online communities and comment sections. In his conclusion he finished with 5 main points:

1-> We can all stipulate: the expert isn’t always right.

2-> But an expert is far more likely to be right than you are. On a question of factual interpretation or evaluation, it shouldn’t engender insecurity or anxiety to think that an expert’s view is likely to be better-informed than yours. (Because, likely, it is.)

3-> Experts come in many flavors. Education enables it, but practitioners in a field acquire expertise through experience; usually the combination of the two is the mark of a true expert in a field. But if you have neither education nor experience, you might want to consider exactly what it is you’re bringing to the argument.

4-> In any discussion, you have a positive obligation to learn at least enough to make the conversation possible. The University of Google doesn’t count. Remember: having a strong opinion about something isn’t the same as knowing something.

5-> And yes, your political opinions have value. Of course they do: you’re a member of a democracy and what you want is as important as what any other voter wants. As a layman, however, your political analysis, has far less value, and probably isn’t — indeed, almost certainly isn’t — as good as you think it is.

Sources:
The Death of Expertise -> http://thefederalist.com/2014/01/17/the-death-of-expertise/

Pie Chart on Climate Change -> http://www.jamespowell.org/
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像毛绒玩具一样
#Influenza  virus,  the most accurate 3D model ever created. 

Source: http://goo.gl/ssIhIU
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