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Anders Lorenzen

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Watch Australian environment editor, Peter Hannam and Prof Steven Sherwood discuss Australia's cut to climate science:
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Donald Hobern, Executive Secretary of the Global Biodiversity Informatics Facility, will present a summary of the evolution of the largest online portal to primary biodiversity data. This talk will be the fifth in our series on the history of the field of biodiversity informatics.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by A. Townsend Peterson. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Socratica

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Happy Birthday & Thank You to Edward Jenner,
Pioneer of the Smallpox Vaccine
http://bit.ly/1q0RouE please share and honor this hero!


#STEM   #vaccines  
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Russ George

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There is a great video just out that charts the course of all the ships sailing the world's oceans. Some 60,000 large cargo ships move 11 billion tons of cargo across the oceans each year. If just one ship of that fleet of 60,000 were dedicated to restoring and regenerating the oceans damage ecosystems that would suffice to revive ocean pastures such that they would sustain fish and other sea life at levels of historic abundance. http://russgeorge.net/2016/05/03/why-wont-the-world-spare-just-one-ship/
Every year scores of thousands of ships move 11 billion tons of cargo across the world's oceans. Just one ship can save the oceans. Edit snippet
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Physics Forums

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In any forum where science is discussed, there will always be people who have a great new personal theory and can’t understand why no one else is interested in it. Here at PF we have rules about this, but I want to look at the more general question of why there is apparently so little interest in such personal theories, independently of whatever rules a particular forum might have. Is it just because people are closed-minded, unwilling to consider new ideas? Or is there some more cogent reason?
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Reiner Korbmann

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German Science Academy on New Technologies: Science Communication is Crucial @acatech_en#scicomm wp.me/1XAlm 
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Made device for reading human thoughts / human mind reading machine / Brain Computer Interface / 
Read research finding brain-computer interface devices are useful, but must be adapted to the cognitive level of people with ALS, a heterogeneous disease.
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How one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone

"Researchers and universities don’t earn a single penny from the fees charged by publishers such as Elsevier for accepting their work, while Elsevier has an annual income over a billion U.S. dollars."

"Why would any self-respecting researcher willingly hand over, for nothing, the copyright to their hard work to an organization that will profit from the work by making the keys prohibitively expensive to the few people who want to read it? The answer is ultimately all to do with career prospects and prestige. Researchers are rewarded in jobs and promotions for publishing in high-ranking journals such as Nature. Ironically, it is becoming increasingly common for researchers to be unable to access even their own published work, as wealthier and wealthier universities join the ranks of those unable to pay rising subscription fees."

"The efficiency of the (Sci-Hub) system is really quite astounding, working far better than the comparatively primitive modes of access given to researchers at top universities, tools that universities must fork out millions of pounds for every year. Users now don’t even have to visit the Sci-Hub website at all; instead, when faced with a journal paywall they can simply take the Sci-Hub URL and paste it into the address bar of a paywalled journal article immediately after the “.com” or “.org” part of the journal URL and before the remainder of the URL. When this happens, Sci-Hub automatically bypasses the paywall, taking the reader straight to a PDF without the user ever having to visit the Sci-Hub website itself."

http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/a-pirate-bay-for-science
How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.
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Christophe Avon

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BIOZEN Project: We are seeking 300 volunteers (international) living in karst area which will count local cave fauna to produce maps...
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Russ George

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West Africa is in danger of a senseless and preventable all out Tuna War as nations cut foreign fishing fleet license fees encouraging last of dwindling regional tuna to be caught under their licenses http://russgeorge.net/2016/05/20/west-africa-nations-on-verge-regional-tuna-war/
West Africa tuna nations offer dramatic license cuts to lure and keep foreign fishing fleets may start a discount tuna war as ocean tuna pastures fail
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An interview to the academic behind Sh-t Academics Say

"I personally found these sentiments to be less than comforting after my own failed job applications (90-plus over two years), unsuccessful grant applications (15 since 2000), soul-crushing course evaluations ("He should have applied some of the motivational principles he teaches about to his own teaching." — Winter 2015, paraphrased), and unjustified manuscript rejections ("I am a jealous and generally unhappy person." — Reviewer 2, paraphrased)."

"I increasingly found myself dealing with unexpected combinations of emotion such as boredom/anger while grading, guilt/envy while reviewing a manuscript I should have written, or relief/shame after an internal grant deadline was extended. As an experienced overthinker, I was also able to convince myself that these wonderfully nuanced internal experiences were somehow unique to my beautiful mind. Whether it was self-disappointment over writing guilt on date night, resentment while teaching night classes instead of reading bedtime stories to my kids, or using humor to avoid feeling like a fraud while teaching content learned the day before or writing papers few would ever read, well-worn constructs like work-life balance and impostor syndrome didn’t seem to fit."

http://chronicle.com/article/AcademicsSay-The-Story/231195/
A parody Twitter account born out of frustration brought unexpected rewards — connecting with a previously unknown community and expanding research opportunities.
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Sushank Acharya

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The Recent analysis of DNA from prehistoric Europeans has shown the rapid increase in population twice from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago and had brown eyes and dark complexion.
The Recent analysis of DNA from prehistoric Europeans has shown the rapid increase in population twice from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago and had brown eyes and dark complexion.
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Russ George

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GET YOUR GEEK ON! if you like physics outside of the box.... cold fusion now has a proven testable theory explaining why it occurs and has occurred as originally announced in March 1989... The skeptics, nare-do-wells, and dogmatics are revealed as fools or worse! Clean energy too cheap to meter is finally here. http://atom-ecology.russgeorge.net/2016/04/04/homlid-olafsson-rydberg-fusion/
Scandinavian physicists have demonstrated a testable theory that allows for cold fusion and development of practical new energy technologies.
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Skepti-Forum

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The story of how genetic engineering saved the Hawaiian papaya industry gets lost in the discussion of agronomic crop uses of the technology. This story is important because this is not just a story of technology. It is the story of people. Joni Kamiya tells the story of growing up on her ...
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Christophe Avon

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BIODIVERSITY about Cave Dwelling Beetles: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechinae, Sardinia Caves (WAS>GIS Database) prospected by Christophe Avon 2016.
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Made device for reading human thoughts / human mind reading machine / Brain Computer Interface / 
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