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When: Tuesday 24th May, 17:00 CEST
#citizenscience #peace #tinkering #collaboration
𝗦𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗔𝗹-𝗦𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗱 (Darmstadt/Princeton), 𝗗𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗻𝗲 𝗘𝘀𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗦𝗮𝗱𝗮 (Montreal) and 𝗔𝗹𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗻 (Darmstadt) explore how citizen science, digital vigilantism, or ham radio operators can work for peace — not only in times of the current war.
Peace is more than the absence of war, it implicates questions of power, social, global, ecological justice. What can, what should we do to promote peace? Let's train our imagination for appropriate interventions.
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Next is Dr. Saravanan Thangamani @Thangamani_Lab Emergence of ticks and tick-borne diseases in NY.
Deer tick
Lone star tick
Dog tick
Asian longhorned tick
Dr. @Thangamani_Lab reviewing the many pathogens carried by Deer tick, Lone star tick, Dog tick, Gulf coast tick, and the invasive Asian longhorned tick. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
Dr. @Thangamani_Lab started a citizen science project in 2019 that allows citizens to send in ticks that they are able to use for research. number of ticks and the % pathogens they carry are increasing. #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth…
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It's easy to include broader impacts in your research with the "coding for broader impact" framework developed by students @TempleUniv in @ESAFrontiers (1/4)…
#DataScience #coding #ClimateCrisis #Sustainability #environmental #RStats
Coding for broader impact addresses key challenges to effective public communication by developing personalized stakeholder reports along side tasks needed for publishing a paper (2/4) #publicspeaking #STEMeducation #peerreview #science #publishorperish
The #rstats coding for broader impact workflow is in this repository (3/4)
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A pinch of pinscher, a dash of 'shund... a pint of pittie for good measure, and what kind of #dog do you get?
Ulti-mutt-ly: a distinct individual.

Happy to share our article on dog genomes, behavior, and MUTTS in @ScienceMagazine! @UMassChan @broadinstitute #ScienceResearch 1/n
Even the most mixy of #mutts cannot escape the question: what's in the sauce? For the first time, we unravel the genomes of mutts (1500+ dogs of mixed or mystery heritage) and what they can show us about the inheritance of behavior. 2/n
Research was made possible thanks to the thousands of dogs enrolled in our Darwin’s Ark project ( @darwinsarkfnd

See: dog tax attached #communityscience #citizenscience #CitizenScienceMonth 3/n
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Perceptions of #dog breed temperments are ingrained in our culture. Breed #stereotypes play out in dog parks, show up in city ordinances & leases, are celebrated at dog shows, and infuse Hollywood movies... but what if I told you dog temperment doesn't work like that? 1/n Morpheous from the Matrix "But what if I told you"
ANNOUNCING OUR NEW, AT-LEAST-8-YEARS-IN-THE-MAKING-BUT-WHO'S-COUNTING, +FANCY-GENOMICS #DOG temperment PAPER!!!! @UMassChan @broadinstitute @karlssonlab @darwinsarkfnd #ScienceResearch @iaabc 2/n… Image of tweet showing April 29 issue of Science with a phot
Before I unpack our findings, I have a conflict of interest to disclose: I AM A CAT PERSON. 3/n
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Ein Thread über #Lichtverschmutzung und die #DarkSkyWeek

Habt ihr schon mal in den Nachthimmel geschaut & dabei gemerkt dass man dort wo wenig künstliches Licht (z.B. Strassenlaternen) vorkommt viel mehr Himmelskörper wahrnehmen kann als mitten in einer beleuchteten Stadt?

Tatsächlich war #Lichtverschmutzung schon ab der einsetzenden Industrialisierung und der später fortschreitenden Elektrifizierung ein schon lange bekanntes Problem vor allem in der Astronomie (siehe bspw Artikel aus @ScienceMagazine von 1973

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Wissenschaftler und Hobbyastronomen haben daher 1988 die 'International Dark-Sky Association' @IDADarkSky gegründet um die Aufmerksamkeit für das Problem #Lichtverschmutzung zu steigern und Maßnahmen zum Schutz des Nachthimmels zu ergreifen.

3/ Screenshot IDA Webseite Man...
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1/ Wie schätzt das #RKI die pandemische Lage ein?

Hierfür gibt es 2 sich ergänzende Systeme zur Beobachtung von Atemwegsinfektionen, die sich schon vor der Pandemie bewährt haben:
1⃣ Meldewesen nach #Infektionsschutzgesetz (#IfSG)
2⃣ Syndromische Surveillance

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1⃣ #Meldewesen nach IfSG:
Die Meldedaten geben uns Einblick in die Infektionsausbreitung meldepflichtiger spezifischer Erreger (auch #SARSCoV2).
Da sie an die lokalen Gesundheitsämter gehen, kann die Situation vor Ort bewertet & ggf. Infektionsschutzmaßnahmen ergriffen werden. Meldedaten zu spezifischen Infektionskrankheiten nach Infekt
3/ Die Gesundheitsämter können so
👉Ausbrüche erkennen (z.B. auf einzelnen Veranstaltungen)
👉#Maßnahmen zur Eindämmung der Erregerverbreitung einleiten (z.B. Absonderung ansteckender Personen)
👉pseudonymisierte Informationen über die Landesstellen an das #RKI übermitteln
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1/ Zur Erfassung von akuten Atemwegserkrankungen (#ARE) hat das #RKI 3 #Surveillance-Systeme!

Im 🧵 kurz erklärt👇🏻

1️⃣ Bevölkerung #GrippeWeb
2️⃣ Ambulante Versorgung (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Influenza (AGI) mit dem SEEDARE-Modul)
3️⃣ Krankenhaus-Surveillance (#ICOSARI)
2/ 1️⃣ #GrippeWeb: Hier wird seit 2011 die Aktivität akuter #ARE mit Informationen direkt aus der Bevölkerung beobachtet.

Was wird beobachtet?
▫️ Akute Atemwegserkrankung (ARE, mit oder ohne Fieber oder)
▫️ Grippeähnliche Erkrankungen (ILI, definiert als ARE mit Fieber)
3/ Vergleich geschätzte ARE-Raten für Bevölkerung in 🇩🇪 in den Saisons 2017/18 bis 2021/22 sowie die #COVID19-Rate (Anteil PCR-bestätigten Fälle in %), die aus den Meldedaten nach IfSG berechnet wurde (Stand Meldedaten: 12.1.2021). Image
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1/6 #SeaTurtleTalks🐢Have you seen #seaturtles in the water? @iseaturtle is a #CitizenScience app that allows you to participate in #seaturtle research/conservation! Follow this🧵to learn more about this initiative with @icer182 @SeaTurtles_org @calhoun_marine & @PamelaPlotkin! A sea turtle swimming on th...
2/6 Since the 1990s, the number of sea turtles in Texas (🇺🇸) waters has increased significantly, but many aspects of their spatial distribution and ecology in the bays remain poorly understood🤔🐢🗺 This is a cartoon. The firs...
3/6 As🐢numbers increased all across #Texas bays, so did the interest of the local community in sea turtles and their conservation. In 2020, we launched @iseaturtle as a platform to encourage and involve citizens to contribute to #seaturtle science this is a screenshot of the...
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Interesting experiment in #citizenscience ethics this morning! Along with millions of others, I’ve been logging health with @timspector’s @join_zoe app since the start of the pandemic. They’ve produced accurate data on symptoms and case rates throughout 1/n.
My reward as a participant has been access to that data, which has been interesting and useful. Now the app wants permission to ask me questions associated with other diseases and conditions, investigating their link to nutrition. 2/n
But it also wants permission to use the data collected for commercial purposes (@join_zoe is a personalised nutrition effort). I found myself declining - I wouldn’t mind being asked to give specific permission for specific use of specific data, but not a blanket ‘yes’. 3/n
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But this is only part of the #bilby story. How did #bilbies behave once they were released into the Taronga #sanctuary, and did this affect overall success? To find out, we attached GPS devices & radio-transmitters to bilbies to track their movements post-release. #ScienceWeek
GPS devices collected incredibly detailed data on nightly #bilby movements, and radio-transmitters allowed us to locate #bilbies underground during the day. This track shows how bilby “Charlie” used the sanctuary just after release
Tracking data revealed hidden #bilby behaviours, such as their little-known social lives! It turns out that #bilbies have quite complex #socialnetworks and that bilby sociality may help explain some of the story behind their post-release success.
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As a world-leader in #WildlifeManagement, Taronga continuously improves how we monitor #AnimalHealth & #AnimalWelfare in our zoos & our #conservation programs. This includes tackling the challenges of remotely monitoring, when we can’t have eyes & ears on the ground. #ScienceWeek Image
Observing #AnimalBehaviour & doing #AnimalHealth checks is only part of the picture. New #tech4wildlife help us identify potential welfare issues in real-time, especially for animals in remote locations, or large groups, or those where immediate up-close assessment isn't possible
Taronga scientists collect and analyse data on wild and zoo-based animals using field-based observation, video footage, #drones, and #CitizenScience. From these data we gain unique insights into both fine-scale movements of individuals, and broad behavioural states of the animals
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#CitizenScience allows Taronga & collaborators to collate valuable ecological data over scales that would be difficult to achieve through traditional methods. Another plus? It also means that you can get directly involved in Taronga #Science! #ScienceWeek Image
The #brushturkey project is a great example of this… Taronga's Dr John Martin & Dr Alicia Burns & their collaborators were finalists in the 2020 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Innovation in #CitizenScience. Go team! #ScienceWeek Image
While accolades are nice, significant ecological insights are the main outcome. These apps are a gift that keeps on giving, and recently Taronga joined forces with partners to combining them into an all new @BigCityBirds app. Image
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Day 4 of #ScienceWeek, and we’re following in the wingbeats of Dr John Martin (@Wingtags) from Taronga’s #ConservationScience team. Taronga’s terrestrial ecologist focuses on #UrbanEcology #CitizenScience. Image
From #binchickens to dumpster-diving #cockatoos, Taronga's #UrbanEcology work is rich and varied. Take a peak at some of these collaborative #CitizenScience projects and their outcomes in today’s #ScienceWeek threads. Image
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Right now, across eastern #Australia, #frogs are croaking it in large numbers – and again it’s the ARWH that are hopping up to the agar plate to find out what’s going on... #WildlifeHealth #ScienceWeek… @jodirowley @KarrieARose @FrogIDAus #FrogID @austmus
There's a reason the humble #frog is ARWH's unofficial mascot. #Amphibians are valuable #IndicatorSpecies – being highly susceptible to environmental toxins & many pathogens (parasitic, bacterial, viral & fungal) - & right now they're indicating that something is seriously wrong
We are currently in an unusual #MassMortality event for #frogs, and Taronga's AWRH is right at the forefront of figuring out what is going on.
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The recent outbreaks of #Zika Virus in #Kerala has renewed interest in this virus. This tweetorial explains some key aspects about the virus and why we should be actively using #genomics for #GeneticEpidemiology Image
The disease in most people is mild. Majority of people infected with Zika virus DO NOT develop symptoms. Symptoms are generally mild including fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache, and usually last for 2–7 days.
Source: @CDCgov Image
Death is RARE
Infection during pregnancy can cause microcephaly & congential malformations.
Neurological complications like Guillain-Barré syndrome, neuropathy and myelitis are seen in some.
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It's #WorldEnvironmentDay2021. The time for tokenistic days & further platitudes is well & truly over.
Bad news: We are living in an environmental & extinction crisis.
Good news: We *can* fix it, but it requires accountability from governments right down to individuals. Thread.
So why are we in this terrible mess,…, and most importantly, what can we do about it? Well, @DonADriscoll has put together a very handy explainer
What choices and changes can I make as an individual that will help to better care for nature? Well, @M_Selinske et al. have great suggestions here:… This work is focussed on the Australian state of Victoria, but it has very broad relevance and application.
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Was ist #DigitalHerrnhut? Das wird jetzt etwas umfassender, denn in der Tat stelle ich schon einige Jahre Fragen, immer in verschiedener Intensität, an diese kulturell äußerst bedeutungsvolle Gemeinschaft der #HerrnhuterBürdergemeine. 1/
Die Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine ist eine Glaubensgemeinschaft, die sich am Anfang des 18. Jh. aus verschiedenen Wurzeln heraus in Ostsachen institutionalisiert. Sie stellt Prinzipien des Zusammenlebens zentral, die zu dieser Zeit als sozialrevolutionär gelten dürfen. 2/ Herrnhut. vom Hutberg aus gesehen
Das sind in loser Folge: Vor Gott sind alle Menschen gleich. Nach der "Tropenidee" ist es dabei zunächst erst einmal nicht vorrangig, welche:r Gott das sei (im Mittelpunkt der Gemeinschaft steht aber Jesus Christus, wir reden von einer protestanischen Gemeinschaft). 3/
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I'm excited to share that our work on SARS-CoV-2 is now published in @NatureChemistry! I'm humbled to have led this effort and provide a brief summary below:…
Millions of @foldingathome users pooled their resources to create the first #Exascale computer and generated the world's largest MD dataset, simulating nearly the entire SARS-CoV-2 proteome.
We were the first group to discover that the Spike protein has incredible conformational heterogeneity and can adopt an 'open' state that reveals many cryptic epitopes. Many nAbs have since been found to target these cryptic epitopes!
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An der @tudresden_de studieren über 30.000 Studierende – ein großer Teil davon in den Geistes-und Sozialwissenschaften. Das ist einer von insgesamt fünf Bereichen, denen die Fakultäten zugeordnet sind. 1/
Zum @GSW_TUDresden gehören die Philosophische Fakultät (PhF), die Fakultät Sprach-, Literatur- Kulturwissenschaften (SLK) und die Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät (EW). 2/
An der SLK kann man auf BA, in den Masterstudiengängen "Literatur und Kultur im gesellschaftlichen Wandel" (LiKWa) und "Europäische Sprachen" (EuroS) und auf Lehramt in den Fächern Deutsch, Englisch, Italienisch, Französisch, Russisch und Latein studieren. 3/
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1/ Big Update Thread for OwnYourLabs

If you didn't already know, @siobhan_huggins and I launched last year as a means of ordering private blood work directly. (Feel free to visit the site and for our short intro video)

We have some cool news to share...
2/ In the last few months we've been growing... *a lot*

When we started this originally, it was to help others not only get the labs, but to help encourage them to contribute their anonymized data to help #CitizenScience by given a special discount for opting in (at checkout)...
3/ A few months ago we overhauled the site to include all the features we've been wanting all along (advanced searching/sorting, single page lists, multi-add, bundles, etc)

But even better, checkout is now more streamlined for the anonymous data submission (for those opting in).
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Do masks increase humidity? Yes. And temperature - surprising at first, but makes sense.

Why is this important? The humidity results in coalescence of droplets, making them bigger - and easier to capture by the mask.

Here's a simple N95 that I bought at Lowe's a year ago. Image
SensorPush that fits in the mask. I put it with humidity sensor away from my mouth, towards mask. Image
Starting temp and RH with no mask. Image
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Heute startet die Tagung "Akademische Geschichtsschreibung und Public History", die eigentlich an der @unibielefeld stattgefunden hätte, nun aber digital. Jürgen Büschenfeld begrüßt die fast 70 Tagungsteilnehmer_innen und stellt den #SFB Praktiken des Vergleichens vor.
Die @AGPublicHistory ist natürlich prominent vertreten. @logge_hh stellt sie nun vor.
Und nun stellt @logge_hh das Projekt @coronarchiv vor. #publichistory
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[Tweet by @BatsForLife]
Happy New Year's Eve! To end 2020 & prep us for the New Year, I'm excited to talk today about one of my favorite bat topics:

How YOU can help #bats! 🥳🥳🥳🥳🦇🦇🦇🦇

#BatTwitter #BatConservation
[Tweet by @BatsForLife]
Why do we need to help #bats? ~1/3 of bat species worldwide are endangered, vulnerable, or "data deficient" (i.e. more conservation attention is needed for the species). That's a lot of species that need our help!…
[Tweet by @BatsForLife]
In North America, one of the most devastating threats to bats is White-nose Syndrome, caused by a fungus in hibernation caves that kills up to 99% of a colony. Only 10% of the once-abundant Little brown bat remains 😰

📸: Michael Schirmacher/@BatConIntl Little brown bats showing infection by the White-nose fungus
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