Testing the waters here in case the bird app goes belly up. Looking forward to interacting with new and old friends!
My group makes unusual main group molecules and materials. Will post our latest work, amplify important voices, and hot takes on cool #chemistry topics.
My #introduction I'm a researcher in biomarkers and quantitative imaging, and I'm looking for an online community sharing interesting research in these and other fields. I've never been tenure track, but I'm ok with that.
Until now, encyclopaedias have mainly been written by men, about men, for other men. They’re full of content gaps, and when it comes to info about emerging scientific topics (eg the climate crisis), they go out of date as soon as they’re printed. Wikipedia gives us a chance to change that. We all have a responsibility to make the world’s most widely used reference source more accurate, inclusive and complete.https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2022/10/17/jess-wade-scientist-wikiepdia-women/
With @PFriedling, she will also present the #CarbonBudget on Friday. https://twitter.com/cdrterra/status/1589208979758256129
Me, my research
One focus is on #TPD - targeted protein degradation, a relatively new area, where we aim to find molecules that dont just block the function of a protein, but wipe it out completely.
I will try and use this account to
- share some nice science (from us and other
- ask and answer questions about research
- explain some key concepts about my work (good #SciComm practice!)
I’m on this Sci Comm server because I like to try to explain things to people with different backgrounds, but that doesn’t mean I’m good at it, so bear with me!
@benjaminhollon I can't use dark themes due to severe astigmatism which my optician noted, ironically, was likely made worse by using dark themes.
Thanks for interesting discussion! My view: not every valuable paper includes a surprise. But most do, and good scientific writing will cultivate that sense of drama. Jump scares like "surprisingly" (that's how I interpreted jump scare, @ct_bergstrom) tend to disrupt the drama. But scientists should not avoid drama, anticipation, surprise. Those things are central in my view of good #ScientificWriting.
More random #security thoughts:
1. Mastodon is pretty chill but expect a surge of troll activity with all the attention. Nothing is totally immune to the challenges associated with attention/scale.
2. Try to be open to new followers but check them out - Who do they follow? Who follows them?
3. Block quickly at any hint of malicious behavior/hate/trolling. Don't engage. Keep the vibe positive.
4. If you see patterns of abuse share that information with your followers.
Encountering harassment #FediTips
Unfortunately, it happens here too.
Use the tools and let your #admin help protect you.
• You can Mute, Block, Report a user from their profile page.
• You can also block their domain. If it's not one of the big servers, you should probably go ahead and use defederation as defense and shut it down.
• When you Report a user you'll be asked to choose which of the server rules were violated.
• Admins will be notified and should take action.
• Find a safe instance.
Why Wikipedia? Because it’s the largest, most widely used, non-partisan democratised platform for sharing knowledge. Every day Wikipedia users include high school students, parents, teachers, journalists, policy makers and academics. It’s not behind a paywall and it’s not full of technical jargon. But like all encyclopaedias, Wikipedia has huge gaps – especially in biographies of women of people from other historically excluded groups.
I'm Becky. I'm a Primary school teacher working in a British school in Germany and living in the Netherlands.
Teaching and learning, education research. Big listener of #TDaPE
We're hiring a senior editor at Scientific American to help run our opinion, commentary & analysis coverage. Thanks for applying or recommending the job to people you think would be good candidates. https://careers.springernature.com/job/New-York-Senior-Opinion-Editor%2C-Scientific-American/866115301/
Hi everyone. I’m Jess, a materials scientist working on next-generation optical and electronic devices. I spend all my free time trying to make science more inclusive. For the last four years I’ve spent every evening writing the Wikipedia biographies of scientists from historically excluded groups. I’m nearly at 1800!! #WomenInSTEM
@sks an instance for chemistry would be amazing and any background or interest in chemistry is surely more than sufficient!
I have been working to get #eruption information out to people over on the bird app and through media when needed, and helping people learn about our volcanically active planet.
They/them. Trans feminine.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
An inclusive, Academic Freedom, instance
All cultures welcome.
Hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.