British biochemist Ida Maclean was born #OTD in 1877.

She was the first woman admitted to the London Chemical Society. She conducted significant research on fatty acids and sterols, contributing to the understanding of biochemistry's foundational elements. She came to be regarded as an authority on biochemistry, and her 1943 monograph The Metabolism of Fat was the first published of Methuen's series Monographs on Biochemical Subjects.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Macl

#biochemistry #womeninscience

It’s neoliberalism that has failed. Now we need an alternative, and Labour does not have it taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2024/0. Labour’s failure is inevitable, because like the Tories is is neoliberal to its core and thinks that government cannot work. It is truly bizarre that our choice in this election is between two parties that do not believe in government.

#AcademicVenting Anyway, here a nice comment piece by Polly Toynbee

“Tories and their pollsters see as clear as day that the growth in highly educated citizens, above the OECD average, is a social and political revolution not in their favour: the more educated people are, the less likely they are to vote for what John Stuart Mill called “the stupidest party”.”

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Antifa Solidaritätsmarke aus Palästina für arabisch-jüdische Solidarität, 1934.

"Germany allows Ukraine to strike targets inside Russia with German weapons"

politico.eu/article/germany-uk

"Berlin’s announcement follows a similar move by the Biden administration."

#Ukraine #Russia #Germany #USA

How could it be I've never heard of the US State Dept's Bureau of Intelligence & Research?

"INR is the Cassandra of American intelligence, and it earned that reputation the hard way."

They succeeded in some famous examples where the CIA failed.

There are great lessons here in keeping organizations small & individuals responsible, though frankly, having worked on spaceflight missions, I've known this little truth for a long time.

tinyurl.com/mt6bykdu

#news #politics #international #press

“I want children. I want a house. I want to plant tomatoes... but the most important thing is to end the war.”

These were the words of Ukrainian medic Iryna Tsybukh.

Yesterday she was killed on the Kharkiv front.

Source: Ukrainian Medical Volunteer Battalion.

@sciencebase Or Hochofen when you're used to BF meaning blast furnace.

@sciencebase Checked with a pal and it seems that the word for butterfly and moth is the same in Russian. мотылек.

@sciencebase I always think 'Hello Moth' because of the Russian привет.

First Privet Hawk-moth of the year, Sphinx ligustri, in our garden last night. The largest of the British moths, can be up to 120mm wingspan.

Some years I've seen several on the same evening along with a variety of the other Hawk-moths. But, 2024 is not proving a very good year for any of the moths here, so far :-(

Please repost: The Coupled Model Intercomparison Panel is explicitly searching for candidates who are based in countries not currently represented by the Panel (i.e. Australia, Japan, Europe, and North America) and particularly encourages applications from "Least Developed Countries", "Landlocked Developing Countries", and "Small Island Developing States" to join the CMIP Core Panel. Self-nominations are possible.

More details 👇
wcrp-cmip.org/open-call-for-cm for further details and how to apply.

Statements from countries in the global North about "regrettable" or "horrifying" outcomes occurring during a rolling genocide that they have either done nothing halt, or worse, have actively fueled, should be viewed as nothing more than counterrevolutionary propaganda. Please stop treating them as acts of bravery or indications of a policy reversal - it's ass covering at best, presumably so they can get back to the business of profiting off death.

does anyone in #france want a lovely old feral cat? we have to move and we don't know what will happen to him. we had to start feeding him and worming/de-fleaing him as he was looking so unwell; he's better now but what will happen when we go??

est-ce que quelqu'un en france souhaite un chat errant ? nous avons besoin de demanger et nous avons beaucoup de peur pour lui.

please boost / SVP boost please please

Please reboost!

Trying something new, everyone is guaranteed an interview! Open interviews! For a limited time no one will be skipped (except for clear cases of abuse).

So we still have about 10 more 100% remote positions to hire for full-time market-fair positions here at QOTO/CleverThis.

100% remote, work from anywhere, even the beach, market-fair offers. Ethics first, we treat our people like family.

We have an urgent need for Machine learning experts with a background in NLP and Deep Learning (Natural Language Processing and Neural Networks). There is a focus on Knowledge Graphs, Mathematics, Java, C, looking for Polyglots.

We are an open-source first company, we give back heavily to the OSS community.

We need everything from jr to sr, data scientist to programmer. If your IT and your good, you might be a fit.

I will personally be both your direct boss, and hiring manager. I am also the founder and inventor.

The NLP position can be found at this link, other positions can be found on the menu bar on the left:

docs.cleverthis.com/en/human_r

If you would like to submit yourself for an interview, which for a limited time I am guaranteeing you will get a first stage interview, then you can submit your application here, and even schedule your interview as you apply, instantly!

cal.com/team/cleverthis/interv

For those of you who cant schedule during core hours you can schedule in my free time if you’d like a chance (the company doesnt have fixed hours):

cal.com/team/cleverthis/interv

@sciencebase Apparently, there is a swarm of Chimney Sweeper in Holmesfield, Derbys, seen in the field where I used to eat the pignuts. I gather it makes sense.

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