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Hi, I once studied , and I am still very much interested in learning all things humans do, think and say 👥
I love and watching , 🎬
I think this server is a great idea and way to work and share interdisciplinary 🔬

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"Throughout the tome, Musk’s confidantes, co-workers, ex-wives and girlfriends present a DSM-5’s worth of psychiatric and other theories for the “demon moods” that darken the lives of his subordinates, and increasingly the rest of us, among them bipolar disorder, OCD, and the form of autism formerly known as Asperger’s. But the idea that any of these conditions are what makes Musk an “asshole” (another frequently used descriptor of him in the book), while also making him successful in his many pursuits, is an insult to all those affected by them who manage to change the world without leaving a trail of wounded people, failing social networks and general despair behind them. The answer then must lie elsewhere."

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❓ Have you ever wondered what makes you you? This is a complicated question to answer in humans where we can’t control every single thing that a human experiences for their whole life.

🐟 This week, writer Kara McGaughey talks about how a group of neuroscientists used a genetically identical group of fish to answer this question.

Read her post to find out whether the fish were born with their individuality or if they developed their individuality over time.

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The petition to remove #LGBT content from the uk curriculum now has 190,671 signatures, sigh. It only needed 100k to force a debate in parliament, so that will be scheduled by #Uk Gov.

The counter petition is rapidly gaining ground, being newer. It now has 33,030 signatures, but we need more!

Pls sign if uk, boost otherwise! 👇

Link to official petition to UK Gov & Parliament: Do not remove LGBT content from the Relationships Education curriculum

#LGBTQ #TransRights

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ICYMI: You have two more weeks to submit comments on the #PatentBar:

I'd especially encourage any #LawStudents or newer members of the legal profession to submit comments; your voices matter!

(I've also got a template I'd be happy to share. Just email me at my work address.)

#LawFedi #PatentBar

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After 30 years of incarceration, bail hearing begins for 2 sisters from the Keeseekoose First Nation, who say they were wrongfully convicted of murder.

Someone else confessed, but they've still done 30 years.

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#introduction 😊
I am an Earth Scientist with a love for rocks, fossils & landforms. I pop up on TV as a rock & fossil expert. I am writing my 1st non fiction pop science book called The Whispers of Rock.

I am a woman of colour - proud of my South Asian heritage. I have been a single mum, but now have a wonderful blended family 🥰 I love fashion, make up, baking and running. I am a champion for EDI.

#writer #nonfiction #earthscience #geology #womeninscience #nature #rocks #fossils

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Jan 31: #Mastodon How-To For Activists, Organizations & Movements

With hate speech taking over Twitter, many of us are tired of our vulnerability to the whims of corporate-owned social media. Join this free 2-part training run in collaboration with the @openrightsgroup. Basics to advanced topics including setting up a movement server. #HumanRights #ClimateChange #BLM

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#Mastodon is hiring!

› Remote-only
› Full-time

Looking for:

› DevOps Engineer
› Product Designer

It could be you! Apply now:

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"Food is such a cultural identifier and we need to be able to steward and identify our Indigenous foods and reclaim them for the next generations":

'Sioux chef' Sean Sherman has created an award-winning Native American restaurant in Minneapolis and started a national movement to valorize Indigenous foods and cultures

#indigenouspeoples #ethnobotany @anthropology @ethnobiology

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#Introduction #Intro

Hi! I'm a reporter at the @WSJ, where I write an advice column about how to improve our relationships--with ourself & others. I look at the best new research in #psychology, #socialpsychology & related fields. And I try to stay in the positive lane.

This column is a sweet spot for me as I love getting to know people. I'm also passionate about #books & all things #ocean, including #sailing (I have an old Hunter 34), #scuba & #kayaking.

And I adore my #dog, Scout.


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It was J.R.R. #Tolkien himself, born #OnThisDay in 1892, who used "dwarves" instead of "dwarfs" in his runaway success, "The Hobbit." But it wasn't without controversy.

The editors at Allen and Unwin, Toklien's publisher, said the plural according to the Oxford English Dictionary should be "dwarfs." Tolkien retorted that he helped WRITE that dictionary and he could decide on his own plurals, thank you very much.

#writing #writingcommunity @writing @writingcommunity #linguistics @linguistics

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He talked about electric cars. I don't know anything about cars, so when people said he was a genius I figured he must be a genius.

Then he talked about rockets. I don't know anything about rockets, so when people said he was a genius I figured he must be a genius.

Now he talks about software. I happen to know a lot about software and Elon Musk is saying the stupidest shit anyone's ever said, so when people say he's a genius I figured I should stay the hell away from his cars and rockets.

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@futurebird What weirds me out is that email has been decentralised with multiple ‘instances’ for decades, and nobody thinks that’s strange. Why can’t people see that such a model is also completely possible for social media? 🤷

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Several weeks ago I wrote in CJR that the key issue for any #journalist using #Twitter , was the dilemma presented by working on a platform where the owner actively hates and works against journalism. Nothing at all about the past week is surprising, or out of character for #Musk - maybe that the proof of concept happened so decisively. For all platforms how their ownership treats #pressfreedom is a key determining factor. (🙏 for #JohnMastodon and his well documented support of reporters….)

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If you enjoy someone's post on #Mastodon go ahead and click the star. If someone tells you that's meaningless because there's no #algorithm, ignore them. Sure, boost the post too if you want others to also see the post, but don't think telling someone you like what they posted is somehow unimportant. In real life I don't tell someone, "good job," or "well said," or "I love that," for the sake of some algorithm, I do it because I'm human and they are too. It's fundamental to being truly social.

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Open registration begins for the 2023 session of my annual anti-statistics course focusing on causal inference & Bayesian data analsysis & fully coded examples. Lectures will be free online, so no need to register unless you want to join discussions. All details at link:

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Have you ever seen an oak tree dance?

Britain is full of 'lost' rainforests, predominantly in the southwest and northwest of England, west Wales and the west coast of Scotland. There are other areas where the conditions are perfect too, like this one in the Peak District National Park.

When the rain starts and the cloud base drops into the rainforest, the trees come alive. Everywhere you look, there is magic and mystery.

#photography #woodland #trees #rainforest

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