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Judy Sullivan at a computing and communication console at the Kennedy Space Center in late 1960s

Sullivan would later monitor these controls during Apollo 11 mission that put astronauts on the moon in 1969. Her job was to monitor astronauts' medical condition.

NASA photo

#NASA #computing #computers #software #gender #women #history #histodon @histodons #health #medicine #medical #science #tech #technology #commodon #communication #sts

World cup Qatar 2022
Round of 16
England 3 Senegal 0
94 minutes played

World cup Qatar 2022
Round of 16
England 3 Senegal 0
60 mins played

@Ciantic @jeffjarvis I've said this publicly before. The #Mastodon onboarding situation is a real problem, especially for nontechies without a lot of time to "research" all this. Frankly, I'd like to see a nonprofit create a quality onboarding and support structure, with some sort of membership fee involved to pay the bills. I realize this is controversial but I think it likely is necessary -- or else something else along these lines.

Is it OK to spend 12 months to get a visa to attend a 3-day conference?

My piece in Science (@sciencemagazine) sheds light on this issue many scholars from institutionally discriminated countries experience on a regular basis

Spoiler: 12 months, 900$, get rejected

science.org/content/article/vi

[This is a repost as original post mystically was deleted...]

#Science #Academia #Psychology #Mastodon #Fediverse #Research #Science #ScienceMastodon #Research #University #PhDLife #Sociology #PhD #Politics

#introduction

A refugee from the other place. Interested in a variety of potentially boring things such as the hashtags below. Mostly would just like respectful discourse about nerdy stuff. Hate gets us nowhere.

#bassguitar #chess #music #synths #nfl #progressivepolitics #Tolkien #starwars #reclaimingnice #jarre #kraftwerk #jaco #prince #positivity #primus #knowledgefight #starwarsminute

Scientists discover the first evidence that #marine conservation helps to reduce #climate change.

Marine protected areas act as a safeguard for oceans, seas, and estuaries. A group of experts describes how marine protected areas support ecological and social adaptation to #climatechange and help in the sequestration of carbon in a study that was recently published in the journal One Earth.
scitechdaily.com/does-marine-c

Not one person has been accepted and evacuated from Afghanistan under Home Office Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme, launched in January, with those promised resettlement facing torture and death while they wait for a response - investigation by May Bulman & Nicola Kelly theguardian.com/world/2022/dec

Meanwhile, the govt has the gall to continue claiming they offer safe routes as an alternative to dangerous irregular journeys

#AsylumSeekers #Afghanistan #SafeRoutes

These wolves are running through the Fediverse!

Boost to help them on their way, and to help them them visit friends! :D

Let's see how many instances the wolves can reach on their journey! 🐺

@smallcircles @radix @GeeksLoveDetail @opencollective @conservancy Note also that as Open Source Collective is a 501c6, it *legally can't* transfer those trademarks or domains to a for-profit company.

Sending these things to a fiscal host like Open Source Collective effectively ensures that something like Gitea Ltd. can't happen. It's a great way to lock yourself off from being able to do unethical things.

I’m wondering if y’all can help me build a community of trans people of colour on the tag #TransPOC as i miss the wonderful people i knew on a different animal themed app.
After seeing reports of racism and bad moderation I guess i’m just trying to find my people. Boosts very welcome.

#Trans #Queer #LGBTQIA #LGBT #BlackMastodon #Black #POC

Today’s #APOD is a #video about the power of ten, made in the late 70’s.

I won’t share it here because I believe there are better and more recent videos to explain the HUGE scale difference between the very very small, sub-atomic and the very very large, astronomical scales.

I like the one below, made by Harry Evett. On that video you can see the difference between the smallest scale we know, until the largest one.

#Astronomy #Space

youtu.be/02Kgf9dCgME

A cryptobro DMed me to ask if I wanted to join his mailing list.

I spent slightly too long making this to send in reply.

Can I get some help?

I tried making my first Omeka site, documenting sites of anti-Asian housing discrimination in Berkeley, California.

I'd love any suggestions or early feedback — technical, spelling, unclear text, etc. Thank you!

exhibits.berkeleysouthasian.or

#Omeka #AsianAmerican #housing #glam

A new supercomputer simulation animates the evolution of the universe

It’s the most accurate, detailed glimpse of the early cosmos yet, researchers report

sciencenews.org/article/univer

"This virtual glimpse into the cosmos’s past is the result of CoDaIII, the third iteration of the Cosmic Dawn Project, which traces the history of the universe, beginning with the 'cosmic dark ages' about 10 million years after the Big Bang."

#science

To all Mastodon-admins: seems like there's an attack on all instances by troll accounts. Servers get slow because of it.
They use thousands of subdomains of activitypub-troll.cf. My 'pull' queues skyrocketed.

I now blocked the domain activitypub-troll.cf and all is back to normal. Please check if you're hit too.

1st woman & first African American to receive a master's degree from University of Hawaii, and became the university's first female and African American chemistry professor. 50 yrs after her death, she was finally credited for her important work treating leprosy.

openculture.com/2022/12/the-ch

#BlackMastodon #BlackHistory

The decision to leave vs. stay at the fowl place shouldn't be framed as one about ceding ground because it's not— it's about complicity in proving a bigoted billionaire's business thesis.

That thesis is simply that there are enough individuals and organizations willing to remain despite rampant racism, antisemitism, and other expressions of hate.

Elon is banking on holdouts because he needs them to get advertisers to bend to his will. Staying on Twitter *is* ceding ground *and* fueling hate.

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