This is interesting indeed.
Engineers Create New Material that Mimics the Metabolism of Living Organisms. scientists created lifelike material powered by artificial metabolism. The autonomous machines also competed in a lab-race!

Any progress in antioxidant research is always a good thing.
Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks.

Celebrate Earth Day With The Greatest Images Of Our Planet From Space
Our planet is rare, precious, and fragile. It's up to all of us to be its steward.

For some reason i love using whitesmoke for background- color. I don't vape or smoke, i just like it for headers, or alternate background colors and stuff. maybe because it's subtle or subdued...

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Mozilla WebThings is an open platform for monitoring and controlling IoT devices over the web.

@sean we tried toilet training. didn't work. good luck though!

@sean hardest thing is to clear litterbox. cat poop stinks. other than that, cat is good.

Just tried OatMilk for the first time and I like it!

This is heartbreaking.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi was Burned to death for reporting sexual harassment. We need to keep on fighting the evil in this world wrought by humanity. Justice for this brave girl.

Wow. I'm reading so much faster and smoother now that Kindle introduced the vertical scrolling feature. I mean, what took them so long to implement this UI/UX feature? Thank you thank you. Bye now...{goes back to reading Stuff Matters}

The connection between gut and brain gains more evidence based on the results of this study. Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50% via Microbiota Transfer.

I'm still quite skeptical: Electrical jolts to brain restored memory of elderly to that of 20-year-old. Older adults did better on a memory test, but real-world benefits are unclear.

This is my best and only Optimus Prime action figure. Studio Series 38. Great engineering on this one! Never have I been so excited of having this classic Optimus, an old man that I am now. A great nod to the 80's, my generation!

This artist, Tu Bui was responsible for the concept artworks for my favorite game, Titanfall.

@benaiah does it match with the pitch of your cough? :)

Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prize-Winning Physicist Says

In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality of nonbelief

This is very inspiring for living and . I wouldn't go to that extreme but i would take some action in small steps.
Man builds house for $1,500 and forages his food

"For true intelligence demands choice, internal freedom. And therefore we have the malingerants, fudgerators and drudge-dodgers, not to mention the special phenomenon of simulimbecility or mimicretinism. A mimicretin is a computer that plays stupid in order, once and for all, to be left in peace."

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login:
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here:
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide:

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username] so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
Note: The account listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***