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1. WSJ: With US funding, Ben Hu with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) was studying how coronaviruses infect humans and became ill in November 2019 with symptoms that American officials said were consistent with either Covid-19 or a seasonal illness.…
2. @WhiteCoatWaste got the NIAID grant with Ben Hu's name on it. This is the NIH institute that Tony Fauci ran. Ya' know, the guy who said he didn't fund this research?

Document shows Ben Hu is a subcontractor to Peter Daszak's EcoHealth Alliance.

Hu also reports a USAID grant. Image
3. The Journal notes that they reported back in 2021 that these three WIV researchers had fallen sick. Those names remained classified until now: Ben Hu, Yu Ping, and Yan Zhu.

So this has been known in classified documents ... for years! Image
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¿Porqué hay tareas mentales que nos cuestan mas que otras?

Sobre esfuerzo cognitivo y control cognitivo

#Scicomm #Cogscicomm #CienciasCognitivas #PsicologiaCognitiva

Hilo va!! Image
De la misma manera que realizar ejercicio físico nos produce cansancio y fatiga, realizar actividades como resolver acertijo o puzzles nos puede resultar agotador mentalmente.
Sin embargo, cuando nuestro cerebro lleva a cabo complejos análisis como el procesamiento de información visual, estos no representan un reto para para el cerebro.
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OUR NEW STUDY @JAMANetworkOpen is a follow up on our initial work to quantify harassment of physicians and scientists on social media DURING the pandemic.

In a sample of over 350 physicians and scientists on social media...THREAD… infographic describing our ...
2 in 3 physicians and scientists reported being harassed or attacked Image
88% cited advocacy as the reason they were harassed Image
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This is a brief post about nongeometric backgrounds in string theory. We will define these terms precisely in the following but naively, these can be thought of as "spaces" on which a string moves that don't have a "geometric" interpretation. 1/n
#Physics #scicomm Image
A basic understanding of field theory is required. I'll try to make it as accessible as I can (without distorting the results).
In QFT, the word "background" usually means a set of fields that are present in the theory but whose dynamics aren't part of the theory. 2/n
For example, we can talk about a fermion (described by the Dirac lagrangian), moving in a background electromagnetic field (I'll call it EM field from now). We can also add interactions of this fermion with this background field. 3/n
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🚀 5 years ago, I stumbled—somewhat unexpectedly—into the world of tech translation, commercialization & startups. It's been a wild & enriching adventure!

👨🏾‍🔬 As a scientist-turned-entrepreneur, this journey opened my eyes to the business world.

😡 Amidst all the positive learning & growth, there's one thing that truly gets under my skin: misleading marketing & unsubstantiated claims.
😬 Brace yourself: The wearable & assistive tech industry (think #exoskeletons, #prosthetics, sensors) is still plagued by this problem! Whether it's in clinical, occupational, sport, or recreational applications, we need to address it head-on.

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The #ICA23-PostCon about #SciCom was great. One random stranger took this picture of our happy group, but she is not the only person to thank. (1/9) A group of people in front ...
The fine people @UofT’s John M. Kelly Library were great (spontaneous!) hosts for our group. When we had to quickly find a room, they willingly opened the door to us (with @JohnBesley paving the way). (2/9)
Organizing this post-conference was a group effort with @msc_lab’s staff: @Malarija, @pgiuliav, @JL_Egelhofer, and yours truly – thus putting @VolkswagenSt’s efforts in supporting #scicomm to good work. (3/9)
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Thesis Writing 101

I have edited 100,000+ words and tens of theses in science and history (more than I can keep track of!) over the last ten years.

Here are 17 insights from my experience that can help you improve the quality of your #AcademicWriting 🧵
1. Read aloud: Reading aloud helps to catch errors that were overlooked during silent reading. Find the 'Read Aloud' feature on MS Word under 'Review.'

2. Bring coherency: Make sure that each paragraph flows logically so that the overall #thesis structure is well-organized.
3. Improve formatting: Format your #thesis according to your university's guidelines. Adjust the font type, size, header, and footer.

4. Use citation management tools: Using these tools (Mendeley, EndNote, etc.) can help you save time & avoid errors in writing your bibliography.
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📚🔍 Figuring out an efficient literature review workflow can be daunting. But fear not, because SciSpace has got you covered! Let's explore how you can supercharge your literature review process with @scispace_. 🚀💡

#AcademicTwitter #HigherEducation Image
🔍 Search and upload your research papers directly on SciSpace. It's as easy as a few clicks! 📂💻
💡 Use preset and brainstorm questions to quickly determine relevance and find the answers you're seeking. 🤔🔍
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🙋‍♀️Fellow @cochranecollab fans and evidence synthesis nerds - I've just found a connection that I am totally vibing on... history, supportive women, symbolism... Cochrane's logo is basically a shoutout to #WomeninSTEM 🤯 Let's dig in...
@cochranecollab has been around for 30 years. It's logo is very symbolic of the impact that #SystematicReviews can have on #healthcare
That original review was led by Patricia Crowley. She wrote the first unstructured review in 1980. It was Anne Anderson who encouraged her to use it as a basis for an early meta-analysis.
(Comment found an update to the @CochraneLibrary review:… ) Image
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Ζήτησα απ'το ChatGPT να γράψει 5 αστεία ως stand-up comedian, με θέμα τα ▪︎ναρκωτικά▪︎, με το στυλ των 5 αγαπημένων μου κωμικών, ώστε να τα χρησιμοποιήσω ως βάση ενημέρωσης του κοινού. #SciComm #SciCommGR

Ιδού το αποτέλεσμα! 👇🤭🎙💊

#ChatGPT #comedy #narcotics Image
Ήμουν λίγο περίεργος να δω αν μπορεί το ChatGPT να παράξει έξυπνο χιούμορ στα Ελληνικά, και ταυτόχρονα να μου δώσει πάτημα για λίγο SciComm. 🤓

Παρακάτω παραθέτω τα 5 αστεία ακριβώς έτσι όπως μου τα έβγαλε o Chatty (ναι, έτσι το φωνάζω 😏).

[To prompt στο pic description] Είσαι ένας stand-up comedia...
🎙 Jim Jefferies
💊 Κάνναβη

"Ξέρετε τι συμβαίνει όταν καπνίζεις πολύ μαριχουάνα; Εγώ δεν ξέρω.
Και ξερετε γιατί δεν ξέρω; Γιατί απλά δεν θυμάμαι! Κανείς που καπνίζει δεν θυμάται!
Προχθές ένας φίλος μου έλεγε μια ιστορία κ εγώ ήμουν τόσο πολύ μαστουρωμένος που..
..Τι έλεγα;" Image
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2/ I hated writing in grad school.

Going from reading papers to replicating one on my own was a daunting leap I didn’t know how to take…

So I mostly procrastinated and made excuses.
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Φανταστείτε μια μικρή συσκευή αξίας να μπορεί να σώσει μέσα σε λίγα δευτερόλεπτα τη ζωή σας ή αυτή ενός αγαπημένου σας προσώπου. Αυτή είναι η δύναμη ενός EpiPen (αυτόματη ενδομυϊκή ένεση επινεφρίνης). Διαβάστε όσα πρέπει να ξέρετε! 💉🆘 #SciComm
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2/ Tι είναι το EpiPen (ή AnaPen)

Eίναι μια συσκευή αυτόματης ενδομυϊκής ένεσης επινεφρίνης (=αδρεναλίνης), που αν χορηγηθεί έγκαιρα σε μια σοβαρή αλλεργική αντίδραση (=αναφυλαξία - η οποία μπορεί να αποφέρει μέχρι κ θάνατο μέσα σε 15 λεπτά), μπορεί να σώσει τη ζωή. ❤️🚑🏥 Image
3/ Σώζει ζωές

⚕️ Όταν μιλάμε για Επείγουσα Ιατρική, λίγα φάρμακα μπορούν να φτάσουν τα ιστορικά ποσοστά επιτυχίας προστασίας της ζωής της αδρεναλίνης. Άπειρα παραδείγματα όπου έχουν καταγραφεί και τεκμηριώσει την χρησιμότητά της από τα τέλη των '80s.…
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Day 3 of #BSP2023 begins today with our @SPPIRITnetwork ECR session! SPPIRIT is an excellent ECR organisation for parasitologists working in Scotland, but all ECRs will benefit from the expertise today in publishing & attracting funding! #parasitology Image
Here are the talks for today's @SPPIRITnetwork ECR session at #BSP2023! A big thanks to @CambridgeUP who are here in person as sponsors (so visit their table!). They are publishers of the journal "Parasitology" & an original sponsor of the BSP!… Image
Our 1st talk at the #BSP2023 ECR session with @SPPIRITnetwork is from @StothardRuss, Parasitology Editor-In-Chief with tips on getting your manuscript 'in press'! There is also a webinar available with tips from @CambridgeUP at #parasitology Image
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When you see one of my threads in an envelope like this - book marking it makes it easy to find and reference it later - this is an ongoing thread -
PS and the end of the thread always check in the comments - there are many other posts there as continuations Image
Civid-19 vax
Hum no studies
well, who needs a study or test when you are trying to harm others?
It's dangerous that's good enough
No fertility studies were done for the Covid vaccine. During the Pfizer trials, women were told to not get pregnant.

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1. Instead of reporting, #scicomm writers like @sciencecohen were narrative enforcers for Tony Fauci and other virologists. I'm sure Cohen is hopping mad, but @AshleyRindsberg just went through the emails.…
2. After reading this, a source told me @sciencecohen is like a hockey goon, who skates onto the ice and immediately starts throwing punches.

Nothing elegant about this guy

As I explained last summer, Cohen and Fauci protect and promote each other.
3. Since @ScienceMagazine Jon Cohen's emails were made public, he has given conflicting reasons for why he dimed out a whistleblower to his apparent friend Kristian Andersen.…
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Almost 3 years COVID-negative.

Here’s what’s in my travel kit:

- @flo_mask
- Enovid spray (before and after each flight)
- small hepa filter
- distancing
- vaxxed to the max
- privilege

#BringBackMasks Selfie of me wearing my mas...
Lots of questions about the filters that I travel with. Here’s the dynamic pair.

Both can operate on battery. The larger one has an internal battery, and the smaller one runs off of an external through USB. To travel sized HEPA filter...
So wonderful to know that there are still people keeping themselves and each other healthier.

In a sea of uninformed and/or uncaring behavior, wear an elastomeric mask! Me standing in line at a We...
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1. WSJ's report on Department of Energy conclusion that lab accident started the pandemic, created a lot of Twitter threads that left out critical information.…

First, this is really a second set of DOE scientists, from a different lab than in the past.
2. In June 2021, WSJ reported that DOE Lawrence Livermore's "Z Division" pointed to a lab accident, see foto…

I'm told yesterday's news was based on a report from another DOE lab: Los Alamos, which researches pandemic preparedness…
3. You could argue this is a second DOE assessment, because it involves different scientists at a different lab. On top of this, we have the FBI assessment that the pandemic started from a lab accident.

Again, you could call this "three separate assessments."
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1. EXCLUSIVE: Not hard to fathom why insiders are going to the WSJ reporters w/ fresh intel. Science writers at the NY Times, WashPost, Nature & Science have turned themselves into stenographers for the NIH--#scicomm is not journalism.

We now know FBI has an open investigation.
2. The Energy Department made its judgment with “low confidence”, FBI with “moderate confidence” and this will be ignored by #sccomm ideologues covering the NIH.

More than one million Americans have died in the pandemic that began more than three years ago.
3. "The Covid-19 virus first circulated in Wuhan, China, no later than November 2019, according to the U.S. 2021 intelligence report." (This means some think it was circulating prior, which kicks a hole in Worobey's papers.)
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🔬🚀 Are we slowing down on groundbreaking scientific discoveries and technological innovations? 😱 A recent study in @Nature analyzed millions of scientific papers and patents and found that disruptive work has become less common since 1945. 🤔 Why is this happening?
Researchers are calling for a rethink on how we conduct scientific research. 💡 Do you think this slowdown is a cause for concern or just a natural progression? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter
To learn more, read this paper written by @michae1park, @russellfunk, and Erin Leahey:

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1. Gerald Parker, associate dean for Global One Health at Texas A&M, will never see his name in a story by @carlzimmer @JoelAchenbach @sciencecohen or @SmritiMallapaty b/c he uses neutral language that does not promote a #scicomm agenda.…

Some examples:
2. Parker describes "two plausible theories" although "neither proves direct and definitive evidence."

This language violates #scicomm which finds that a lab leak is "speculation" that "lacks direct evidence."

Maybe Parker doesn't have a NY Times subscription?

Here's more:
3. Parker states that we don't know how this virus jumped into humans and began transmission.

This violates #scicomm by ignoring some shabby studies published in Science by Worobey. et. al. that were lapped up by #scicomm writers at Times, Post, Science & Nature.
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Yes, #H5N1 has infected humans in the past. But currently, there have not been cases of human to human transmission.

H5N1 is a circulating avian influenza A that has recently infected several mammal populations. It has previously infected over 800 humans in the past two decades.
These infections were avian to human. The previous human infections can be found here:…
You can learn more about #H5N1 & many other #SciComm topics on my channel 🙂

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