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Just a small creative burst after checking >170 student reports of my online course @wur. I needed to draw something 😁 In this thread I will quickly explain how your immune system can deal with virus infections
First you inhale virus particles
These viruses have keys for specific locks (blue thingies in the picture). So for example corona has the key for nose and mouth cells. With these keys they are able to bind and invade those cells
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Let's journey back on the #FireTheSG movement, shall we?

December 2018, @Surgeon_General @JeromeAdamsMD convinced the public #media, inflating a false "epidemic" w/30-day use, not daily.

Lie #1:…

Based on feelings, Google alerts, potential & inaccuracy.
No refuting vaping products help smokers quit, 👆above, continues below...

With #data he wanted to present, sentiment and "feelings" continued.

Lie #2:…

Indifferent, bans & taxes ⏫increasing countrywide, & no care of helping smokers quit.

False statements, accusations continued. When corrected, he didn't like that and had to swallow his narrative.

In full, with @2Vaping, @TheLegionCmdr, @Surgeon_General & others:…

“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth“

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THREAD: just published my latest (& perhaps last) debunking #autogynephilia essay: "Autogynephilia, Ad Hoc Hypotheses, and Handwaving." feel free to share it & give it lots of "claps" (up to 50, I think)! it's a long read, but I'll share excerpts below...…
...I've written about this zombified theory many times before – a few of my most pertinent essays are found in this link. unfortunately, even though it's been disproven, people keep citing & promoting it. so I have taken one last proverbial stab at it...…
...the latest essay is a follow up to my previous essay "Making Sense of #Autogynephilia Debates", which explains a lot of the basics, plus why some ppl still find the theory compelling even though most scientists & sexologists have moved on...…
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I wanted to tweet out a thread for parents suddenly #homeschooling their kids with some of the amazing #science content that I’ve come across. If you have any other suggestions feel free to recommend them! Here we go… #homeschool #Homeschooling2020 #HomeschoolingUK
.@maddiemoate and @gregfoot are doing a daily live show for younger children. Every day at 11 AM, and all the episodes so far are here:
.@Frans_facts and the amazing team at @Ri_Science (of Christmas Lectures fame!) will be doing ExpeRimental live every Thursday at 2 PM
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MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: #Italy now more cases than #China .. but see 101 yo man #Recovered and sent home. 5MIN Test now available from @ABBOTT Runs on #IDNOW Machines .. @CDCgov CHANGES MIND advises everyone wear masks. @maddow @ursulafaw56
MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 2: The man, identified as “Mr. P,” was admitted to hospital last week and was released on Thursday, Gloria Lisi, the deputy mayor of the city of Rimini, told local media.
Mr. P was born in 1919 amid the that year’s historic flu pandemic,
MAR 28 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 3: @CDCgov NOW SAYS TO WEAR MASKS. @maddow @CNN @MartyMakary @drsanjaygupta @RepAOC @RepJeffries AND 5 min TEST Now available (ships next week. Runs on #ABBOTT #IDNOW machines Get em tested and get em #QUARANTINED #NYC #Chicago
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"Explosive Proofs of Mathematical Truths"

In just a moment, we'll start live coverage of @SimonDeDeo's SFI Seminar-by-Zoom on a data science study of the epistemic structure of actual proofs.

(Seminar not streamed, but recording will be shared soon.)…
Theodor Adorno proposed that political preferences are consequences of the kind of explanations people prefer — individual or systemic.

#SocialScience research by Jinwoo Kim asked: is there a correlation between the social and physical narratives preferred by authoritarians?
"We can think better about cultural evolution. We need to go beyond the infection metaphor and include more cognitive #science."

- @SimonDeDeo interrogating #memetics and the validity of #mimetic behavioral science interventions
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Thought I'd start a quick thread on some #science type things to do this weekend while stuck at home #selfisolating #SelfIsolation. Thread features @robinince @ProfBrianCox @cosmicshambles @helenczerski @LadyGladrags @NatHistGirl @mattwmusic @thephysicsgirl - Share and Enjoy!
Are you a bored adult or a parent stuck at home during the coronavirus quarantine? Try these DIY science experiments from @thephysicsgirl . Prefer to be outside? Try some easy garden tips with @LadyGladrags
Finally, how about a science Q&A from the @robinince and the @cosmicshambles network? Live at 3pm GMT
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This thread is documentation of #viral, #PseudoScience & #irrational information circulating around in the midst of #CoronavirusOutbreakindia.
Starting from @AltNews report debunking uniform latitudes of places where #Corona came.…

Coronavirus: Is drinking cow urine any help?
By Reality Check team @BBCNEWSIndia1…
China culled around 18,000 chickens in Shaoyang city in the southern province of Hunan as a result of a flu outbreak. Rumours in India started circulating, that broiler chicken has been infected with Coronavirus and people should avoid consuming it.…
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Made some hand sanitizer with guidance from @WHO

Nice #Science lesson to keep yourself and your children engaged at home during social distancing. Try it…

2/n Follow the thread for details.


• Isopropyl alcohol 99.8%
• Hydrogen peroxide 3%
• Glycerol 98%
• Sterile water
• Essential oil for fragrance (only if you need it)

You should be able to find them at a pharmacy or scientific equipment store.
3/n Note:

• Glycerol is used as a humectant to keep skin soft
• Hydrogen peroxide is used to inactivate contaminating bacterial spores in the solution and is not an active substance for hand antisepsis.
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Am I crazy? I listened to #Rutte and understand the pont for herd immunity. It allows a laisez faire approach after the pain is over.. however, for a visur with an R0 of 2.35 you need 43% of the population to be immune and been through the disease. (1/x)
So that means that some 7,493,610 people (minal) should have been through the disease. Assuming the GGD under reporting rate of 1/6th (… ) that means that 1,248,935 should test positive (or at least have symptoms warranting testing) (2/x)
If we then assume a hospitalization rate of 12 % (… ) (which is currently at 15% (205/1413,…) this means 149,872 require hostpital care.
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Thrilled we finished this 8 yr study w/@NeuroCellPress Wonder what oxygen, blood vessels, Hif1 has to do with cell polarity & neuron migration? Genetics, gaussian & lattice light-sheet crack the case! Cerebellar blood vessels in cyan #cellfie #Science…
The story starts w/great chances to interact w/ world-class scientists @StJudeResearch On a visit here, Bill Kaelin @kaelin_lab asked me a question: your favorite polarity reg protein is hypoxia-responsive, does O2 impact migration initiation? Following up led to this study.
Everyone #TakeABow that did the #work: this paper is our second in row where we had at least four equal contribution first authors. A multiyear and multidiscipline project like this needs teamwork.
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The world leadership has failed!
Yes failed!
Closing of Shops, Malls, Cinemas, Schools, Colleges, Businesses effectively endorsing Leaders don't trust on #Science, #Hospitals, #Doctors #Therapies.
Don't trust #China, they cured patients because they bio-engineer #COVID19 @POTUS
If World Leaders close all, how will people know that once closure is undone, virus will not attack or some other bio-war will not attack, what will you do then, close again?
If trust science, leaders have to face this bio-war not in close doors but with open mind, @BorisJohnson
If closing of borders is a solution then #Italy will have less patient,
No, Don't close borders, let people interact, know each other, find & try alternative therapies, closing of borders, closing of businesses means closing of economy.
@narendramodi who will suffer?
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1/5 Beware of “back-of-the-envelope” ✉️ calculations that try to predict how many ppl will get sick or die from #COVID19 #coronavirusoutbreak , especially when they’re done by ppl who have little experience in #infectiousdisease modeling. The current situation is not that simple
2/5 Many different factors may affect the spread of the #SARSCOV2 #coronavirus . These include different assumptions about the virus characteristics (which are still emerging), how much the virus has already spread (which is unknown since widespread testing is not occurring yet),
3/5 much ppl are mixing, washing their hands, & practicing other infection control measures, and what the government & other organizations are currently doing & will do in response. These all can significantly affect the spread of the #COVID19 #coronavirus
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A thread to cover some of the major - and I mean seriously, shockingly major - gaps, mistakes and problems with the #environmental impact assessment for Montijo airport in #Portugal.

First up: no #fieldwork. AT ALL. 1/
That's right – the EIA of a major international #airport proposed for the country’s most important #wetland site for #bird #conservation didn’t bother to actually count any #birds.

Instead, they depended on studies already published for other reasons.

How did that work out? 2/
Well, the data on birds feeding in the #intertidal- the largest and most important #habitat in the #SPA- was collected in 2002-3.

In the 17 years since, the #Tagus has changed a lot for birds. Improved #water treatment but drastic increase in #shellfish harvesting. 3/
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Soap! #Science As promised! But first, here's an easy way to make it. We're gonna make a "tertiary" soap using leftover scraps of soap. (did you save them up last week?)
This'll be super easy.
What you need:
leftover soap scraps (total enough to make a small bar)
yogurt container (8 oz. size)
microwave oven
cheese grater (optional)
What you do:
grate up all your soap scraps. put them in the bottom of the empty clean yogurt container so maybe 1/2 inch deep. (you can crumble them up too, but the grater will make it much easier).
Add a tiny bit of water, maybe enough to wet the grated soap about half way up.
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Are viruses alive?
(Here is the thread y’all have been waiting for….)

Our survey says…..Yes! They are!

What do I think? Mmmmmm. No. they are not….well..sorta.
But no.

Digging into the big #science questions of #astrobiology
Definition of life is pretty fuzzy. Seems like its easy “yes or no” but IMHO it’s a big wonderfully complex beautiful spectrum. And by thinking about it, and how we would measure it, we can make better tests for detecting “life” on alien worlds, with alien biochemistries.
Here is a great link on “life” from NASA Astrobiology:…
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#Coronavirus vs Allah: how the virus will beat this imaginary God because of game theory. #thread

Allow me to explain. Read on. #ExMuslim #Atheist #Science #COVID19…
Islamic narrative claims that the Kaaba in Mecca of Saudi Arabia is ”the house of god”. It is duty-bound for all Muslims to make a visit at least once in their lives.
Islam threatens those that falter in their beliefs with a terrifying portrayal of a hell of fire after end of a persons life. The fear of this hell is the motivator for a person to be a ”good person” in life. It's a pretty straight forward set up.
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Another non-scientific paper urging for a #plantbased, #GardenofEden, #vegan-oriented alternative to real food (Bonnet et al 2020,…) #Cherrypicking

#Science, on the other hand, shows that real food is no issue for climate
(White & Hall, 2017:…) or health (Johnson et al2019,…; .@fleroy1974 @nathancofnas…), but rather a premise for children's health (Adesogan et al…).

In India, because of initiatives like
@fleroy1974 @nathancofnas Bonnet et al., children suffer from malnutrition…

And recently, two children paid a high price.
A baby girl is almost braindead because of veganism ((…).
A baby boy is dead because of veganism:
(…). #mmtdk we
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Guess what!? It's ASTRO TIME! 🤩

Yesterday I went star-gazing in Tekapo, a dark sky reserve, so let's talk about it!

We'll talk about that too, don't worry😉

Are you ready for science? 🤩

#astronomy #science
First of all, let's talk about the Milky Way, the big bright band in the sky: it's the disk of our galaxy that we see from the INSIDE! But what are these clouds there?

These are molecular clouds: the coldest, densest nebulae. So dense they obscure everything behind them!

But in the southern hemisphere, the Milky Way isn't the only galaxy you can see with the naked eye 👁️👁️

Look at the bottom right on this pic, see the fuzzy white blobs?

Let me present to you:
▶️ The Small Magellanic Cloud
🔽 The Large Magellanic Cloud

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#BetelLeaf #Ayurveda #Science

According to Ayurveda, betel leaves contain certain elements which can help to cure diseases caused by air and bile. According to the Vaidyas in Sanskrit, betel leaf juice was often prescribed as a remedy for infected ears and pus formation.....
and can cure a headache by applying it on the forehead.
A betel leaf contains vitamin C, iron, carotene, fibre, potassium, iodine and thiamine and hence is used widely in Aryuvedic medicines to prevent bad teeth, treat ulcers and acne.

It help in relieving coughing and even to cure respiratory disorders like bronchitis.

#Hindu #Rituals #Marriage #Love

According to the traditions in many South-East Asian countries, a combination of Betel leaf and Areca nuts is inseparable as they symbolize loyalty in love...
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Is President Trump assisting in the unlocking of hidden Nikola Tesla IP in science, tech and medicine?

I’m no scientist here, I’m just thinking out loud and pondering questions. I’m interested in finding out more, I do know that much. 🤓⚡️
Nikola Tesla was an inventor who obtained approx 300 patents worldwide. Some of Tesla's patents are not accounted for, many have lain hidden in patent archives...…
Among his inventions, he designed the Tesla coil in 1891. It is used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity...🔮⚡️…
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#Technocracy Rising:


n. A government or social system controlled by technicians, especially scientists and technical experts.

n. government by technical specialists.
Zbigniew Brzezinski called this the 'Technocratic Era' whereby governments could utilize technology to produce a more "controlled" society:

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Wishing I could be multiple places at #AAASmtg again! Chose this session, stay tuned for summary thread. #scicomm #sciengage
Advocacy = engagement and communication.
Engagement is forever (there's always more).
Practice makes better not perfect. - Daniel Barry
Delivering #science not= connecting science and decision-making. We need a paradigm shift. - @AmySnover
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Best software and suggestions to prepare a #poster presentation

my summary of the 80 answers received from @AcademicChatter community for the #sciencetwitter

Prepare popcorn, it's detailed but long 1/9, you can also just read the doc attached
#scicomm #STEM #phdchat
@AcademicChatter Tips 1/2
Set up a slide w/ dimensions you plan print
Keep things simpler than you first imagine
Make sure all writing can be read from no less 3-4 feet away
Use projector to test and final proofread before printing
Best posters can be digested in 2-3 minutes
Add QR code to share
@AcademicChatter Tips 2/2
Ask students for feedback
Ask someone from outside ur field for feedback
Add Twitter handle
Use online template and start adding your stuff
Start from a template that senior members of your lab have used
Submit a week before conference
Give yourself 2-3 days to print
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