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Greetings from @ESA's operations centre in Germany, where we're following the launch of #BepiColombo together with mission experts. The spacecraft are on the launch pad at Europe's #Spaceport in Kourou & in just over 1 hour will blast off into space. Destination: planet #Mercury
#BepiColombo is a collaboration between @ESA and @JAXA_en to explore the innermost planet in our Solar System. For a primer on #Mercury and the mission, here's a useful thread 👇
And for a unique "first-person" account, follow the three spacecraft accounts: @ESA_Bepi, @JAXA_MMO & @ESA_MTM
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mountains, snow, avalanches and climate at #ISSW2018
Now sitting in on a session with @oeav on excessive ski area development in Tirol.
Lots of ski areas in Tirol, more lifts planned as resorts try to outrace #globalwarming. But it’s too much, says @oeav - seele-der-alpen.at
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if you are interested in inviting me to speak at your college or conference, please check out my recently revamped booking webpage: juliaserano.com/booking.html – in this THREAD I will share some of my most requested talks...
my most frequently requested talk continues to be "Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive" – it is based on my 2nd book Excluded, although I've added some newer material to it in the last few years... juliaserano.com/booking.html#E… #feminism #LGBTQ #queer #activism
...another popular talk is "I'll See It When I Believe It: On Perception and Gender Entitlement" juliaserano.com/booking.html#s… #trans #transgender #feminism #gender #sexism
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The Astor Bloodline Part2

Strange how the elite likes to promote conservation among us ‘cattle.’ In the late 1800’s, the Illuminati began to reconfigure its outward face. The higher levels started creating innocent sounding cover organizations to hide their meetings 1/38
behind. In 1901, the Astors contributed toward the creation of the Pilgrim Society, which was the cover organization for Amer. & Brit. 6° Princes of the Illuminati. I believe at least five Astors are now members of the Pilgrim Society. The Pilgrims had recently included 2/38
David Astor, John Jacob Astor 8th, and William Waldorf Astor 3rd. And during the 1970s, Baron Astor of Hever was the President of the #London branch of the #Pilgrims. This implies that Astor of Hever was at least the next level up in the chain of command.

The Astors also 3/38
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okay, I just responded to all the questions and accusations here: medium.com/@juliaserano/r… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #children #health #psychology #science
btw, I've spent almost all of my last 10 days writing the original piece & responding to it. neither essays are monetized, as I want them to be as accessible as possible. so if you appreciate all this work, please consider supporting me on Patreon: patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
I am exhausted & in dire need of an internet break. but before I go, here are the most pertinent passages of this follow up essay. if you like them, please RT: medium.com/@juliaserano/r…
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We are live tweeting for the #Ready4Nuclear US/Canada #Nuclear Energy Leadership Summit!

Great slate of speaker today-- stay tuned.
First Speaker, Marco Presutti of Natural Resources Canada reminds us that $140B in trade and 9 million jobs result from US/Canada Nuclear Partnership.
Next up, Dr. John Barrett, CEO of Canadian Nuclear Association. "After a great advocacy effort at #COP21, nuclear was included in the clean energy efforts of Mission: Innovation."

@TalkNuclear
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In case you've come across a Chicken Little screaming that the Ring of Fire is going to be "set off" due to the Fiji quake, here are the currently erupting volcanoes in the area. Volcanoes are erupting all day, every day...somewhere. See? No need for alarm, just good #science.
If you download that app (Volcanoes & Earthquakes), you can zoom in and see volcanoes with lower levels of unrest, including dormant & extinct ones. Use knowledge to combat ignorance!
Also, in that picture the little circles are recent earthquakes. Knowledge is power, & makes you look good at dinner parties.
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@cjjacobsJacobs @CDU @JuliaKloeckner @annewill 1. Various questions need to be asked:
a) Is the #earth getting warmer? Answer Yes (but was ven warmer in the past)
b) Human impact on climate (CO2)? A: Yes, but science differ on size of impact.
@cjjacobsJacobs @CDU @JuliaKloeckner @annewill 2.
c) #Germany produces 2% of all CO2 - So if we all live in tents tomorrow & only ride bicycles will it make a big difference? A: No, but the Chinese & Americans won't stop laughing!
#AnneWill #Klimawandel #ClimateChange
@cjjacobsJacobs @CDU @JuliaKloeckner @annewill 3.
So I like a debate on points a) to c) purely based on #science (and "a consensus of paid lobbyscientists" is not science, but politics) & come up with workable solutions.
PS: Currently #China produces around 26% of all man-made CO2.
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(1) I noticed this headline in a tweet by some conspiracy fantasist who asserts that every death of a public figure is an illuminati-Rothschild-NWO murder.

They're less "exciting," but the relevant #facts of the case are highlighted below.

#MAGA

standard.co.uk/news/london/do…
(2) It never seems to matter what caused a death; if any aspect of it can be related back to politics, the credulous will try to do it.

Protip: Cyclist vs heavy vehicle = Heavy vehicle always wins.

Another one-time doctor to a world leader was killed while cycling recently.
(3) The former cardiologist of Bush Sr was murdered in Houston by the son of a woman who died 20 years earlier while undergoing surgery. The murderer held a grudge for that long.

These two tragic Dr-on-bike deaths have absolutely nothing to do with each other.
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I wrote this essay last year, but it seems even more relevant this year, sadly... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism #biology #science
I get why "God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve"-type conservatives want to dwell on "biological sex," as it seems consistent with their highly essentialist ideology. But I cannot fathom why any self-described #feminist would resort to this line of reasoning...
If we reduce people to their supposed "biological sex" & start regulating what they can (& cannot) do based on it, it basically opens the doors to discriminating against people for their sexual orientation & gender non-conformity...
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Celebrating 49 years of @isro, in this special take on #SpaceInAMinute, we take a look at what the future holds for our nation's space program.
Riding on the success of major past orbiter missions like #Chandrayaan, @MarsOrbiter and #AstroSat, @isro is gearing towards new technologies and exciting future missions. Let's take a look!
First up is Chandrayaan-2. Launching early next year, the mission consists of a lunar orbiter, a soft-landing close to the south pole, and a six-wheeled rover. If successful, India will establish itself as Earth's 4th nation to achieve a soft-landing on the #Moon.
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Review of the outstanding presentation by @5uggy @sveckert @tillkrause and deep dive into the underbelly of predatory publishing and its far-reaching damage to the fabric of #science incrementalhealthcare.com/defending-scie…
Adding another to the network @DouglasTodd and his piece vancouversun.com/opinion/column…
@5uggy @sveckert @tillkrause
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Dr M #Karunanidhi was a scientists’ scientist. Among his numerous contributions to Tamil Nadu's development are outstanding universities like Anna University as well as the State Biotechnology Council and gender-sensitive institutions like the Women’s Biotechnology Park.
#Karunanidhi was also keen to see Tamil Nadu progress from food security to nutrition security. Long before India's #foodsecurity Act was introduced, he launched in the 1990s a ‘#Hunger -free area programme’ in order to fulfil the dream of Mahakavi Subramania Bharathiyar.
The former Chief Minister also married #science with Tamil #literature. At the World Tamil conference in 2010, Dr #Karunanidhi announced the setting up of genetic heritage gardens based on Sangam literature in five zones representing kurinji, mullai, neithal, palai and marutham.
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(1) I survived a deadly #earthquake in 2011, so watching #hurricanes & other disasters has become a major interest of mine.

All I want is to help save lives & property.

The CA Democrats' reaction to their #wildfires crisis is very telling.

Many voters will #WalkAway.
(2) It's very simple to understand WHY California's #wildfires have worsened in the last 10 years or so.

Natural & plantation forests have been badly mismanaged. (Something we can change.)

Naturally occurring climate change is also a factor. (Something we can't change,)
(3) Democrats want you to ignore the factors we CAN change, such as the mismanagement of forests, & to focus on the factor we CAN'T change: The sun driving the cycle of warming & cooling that's gone on since the planet formed.
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I've spent some time observing amateur religious apologetics, and my feeling is that #science and apologetics are precise opposites.

Science starts with observation and reaches conclusion.

Apologetics start with a conclusion and re-interpret observations to fit.
The same rational method (starting from a conclusion) is observable in other types of denialism. #FlatEarthers are a clear illustration, as they reinterpret everything we know about our Solar System, but you see it in vaccine denial and AIDS denialist movements.
Lastly, I think you can see it in how we rationalize our political positions. You may have noticed that no matter what Trump does, his base find a charitable or positive interpretation. Same is no doubt true for past Democratic presidents.
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I thought it would be fun to just thread a bit about a particular piece - today "Transition to Chaos" #sciart #thermodynamics #order #klee #abstract

It's in my online portfolio here: nerdypainter.com/portfolio/tran…
"Transition to Chaos" is part of my "music and Machinery" group of paintings, which started from some experiments with geometric "mechanical" patterns of warmer, cooler, darker, and lighter shapes - while at MIT . The early ones looked more like "gridlock", but in pencil
Here's a link for prints of Gridlock. The original is currently leased (if that's of interest, talk to abby "at" turningart "dot" com)
regina-valluzzi.pixels.com/featured/gridl…
and a detail that really evokes those earlier pencil drawings (I'll try to find one)
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this hater apparently missed the part where I mentioned I was a biologist, nor did they bother reading any of the scientific articles I cited/linked to in the piece... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #science #biology #sex #trans #transgender #LGBTQ
...I mean, this entire screed is a farce, but perhaps the most ridiculous part is the bit at the end about having to "mention evolution" in the first paragraph. I've read plenty of *actual scientific articles* on human sex & sexuality that don't mention evolution at all!
...it's like they're announcing to the world: "Hey, I obviously am not a scientist, but now I'm going to lecture you about what is science and what is not!"
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@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser #ACMPR highlights #WeedLikeToKnow :
- limit of <30-day supply or 150g
- LP delivery by mail only, no retail point of sale
- medical doc lasts 1 year
- storage limit (to be removed soon with #CannabisAct )
- Soon, might be able to transfer from one licensed producer to another
@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser #CannabisAct Bill #C45 removes #cannabis from #cdsa, separate act will be created for regulation of cannabis
- Can grow up to 4 plants (debated) in dwelling
- legal limit up to 30g in public
- anticipate royal ascent by end of June, coming into force Sept/Oct 2018
#WeedLikeToKnow
@ShawnMcGuirk @CFAMMcan @mcgillu @santecannabis @trinafraser There is still reluctance in prescribing #MedicalCannabis, and there is lack of point of sale (still will have to be by mail), excise tax and HST/GST upcoming, lack of drug plan coverage.
#WeedLikeToKnow #SPEforum
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This #WorldOceansDay I'm inspired by all the dedicated people working everywhere to understand and protect the dominant geographic feature of our planet. So today I'm going to be tweeting about just a few of those people to spread the news of their good deeds
1st up @HeatherKoldewey. Heather is at @OfficialZSL & has done incredible work with @projectseahorse, @Nets2Carpet and the Chagos MPA with @Bertarelli_fdn. Any one of those would be huge, but all three is just amazing. zsl.org/users/heather-…
Nxt @CoralReefFish Luiz Rocha, originally from Brazil, is leading a team of folks @calacademy discovering new fish diversity in the gloom beyond regular SCUBA depths, using rebreathers. Every bit as hard as space walking, maybe harder. calacademy.org/explore-scienc…
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After realizing that there is much to learn before we understand what exactly their super evil plans for us are, I feel like I need to compile a few thoughts from he science realm... This may help us get a better idea about DNA manipulation and 5G implications...
Let's take a quick look at what DNA, as well as RNA, in this cute #Science video by the Amoeba Sisters on the UuuTube ; )

I want to take a second to reflect on the shape. . . This symbol has been around for quite some time. . . Did the ancients know about DNA?? or was there something else that they observed worthy of noting?? We won't get too deep into that, but note the shape Plasma currents...
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#IIMEC13 - I've spent a week in London helping out at the @Invest_in_ME conference.

This was it's 13th conference, and it's grown from a small meeting to a whole week of talks from researchers/scientists in different stages of their careers... 1/7
#IIMEC13 - There's been a lot of science. A lot of talking. There's been scientists from different #biomedical fields offering their expertise.

The dedication/determination from researchers was very clear throughout.

For some reason, #MEcfs is political minefield... 2/7
#IIMEC13 - The people who suffer from this awful disease have been left to suffer for years by unbelieving professionals, bad advice and charities who are happy not to rock the boat and challenge them.

These sectors don't deserve the publicity. The people who help DO... 3/7
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... and a public which asks their representatives to value #evidence will be the strongest driver of long-term #scienceadvice mechanisms.

Jeff Reading @SPH_Iloilo adds long-term funding to #scienceadvice mechanisms would also be an important step if we want long-term thinking
The workshop starts now ➡️ what are top 3 critical issues or structural themes in #Scienceadvice that an @INGSciAdvice presence in North America could address? #INGSA_NA18
And we're back after the interactive workshop, now discussing how to leverage the @INGSciAdvice network in #NorthAmerica context #INGSA_NA18, and what we can learn from other chapters
w/ @Kristiann_NZ @eliasmichaz @nifaruqui @IDRC_CRDI @JonesAishaD
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