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
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
Pruitt's new policy proposal restricting #science is his most destructive action yet This "restricting science" rule censors the #science that we can use, in favor to Big #Polluters limiting the data that links their industries to deadly #health impacts.
The clock is ticking, will you add your name today?
(1) The gun control protests today were TINY. The kids are already getting bored with it. They probably celebrated 4/20 with a joint & forgot to leave the house to march.
I want to unpack one of these signs, where they try to use a lame argument for abortion on demand.
(2) "Republican law makers, stop protecting fertilized eggs and start protecting living children."
Take it from me, someone who used to make better arguments for abortion, that assertion is gonna fail at the first hurdle. First mistake: Life doesn't begin at birth. #Science
(3) It's easier for an abortion supporter to see a fetus as just a "fertilized egg." IMO the only stage of pregnancy where this even has the potential 2 be scientifically plausible is the first few days. The age at which they feel pain keeps being lowered by scientific discovery.
Doedicurus a.k.a. #TankMammal has taken out the Jugulator, Thalassocnus catans, and Andrewsarchus mongoliensis, while Amebelodon a.k.a. "shovel-tusker" has defeated Deinogalerix koenigswald, Homo floresensis, and Dimetrodon limbatus #winning#taxonomicmouthful#2018MMM
Back on January 5th, at the peak of harassment from @SciSwany and her friends, I contacted @SciMarchSeattle to let them know about what one of their co-founders was doing.
I had told one of the other @SciMarchSeattle cofounders about @SciSwany chasing me out of and around the house on multiple occasions. August 2016. October 2016. January 2017. February 2017. One of the most notable assaults came on March 30th, 2017.
The young woman gets her feelings hurt and, with the guidance of older, more prominent women, they organize a social media campaign against the male "perp" (often adding texture to the story by turning him into a "perv").
The women, now organized and believing that they are doing some serious good for all women, make something like a phone tree, and shamelessly RECRUIT other women to "come out" with more stories about the unacceptable behavior. Some women want "in."
Heureusement, le coupable est rapidement identifié ! Et comme son casier judiciaire est déjà bien chargé...
Ce coupable idéal c'est #Agriculture ! En effet, un groupe d'oiseaux semble particulièrement concerné : les oiseaux des campagnes mnhn.fr/fr/recherche-e…
As part of the #BlackpoolPIER#space#science in schools project, @rwwalsh and I have been asking Y6 children what sort of people scientists are. Was surprised at how many children said #scientists were 'good', 'kind' and 'helpful'. Going to post a few examples below (thread)
People in power define social identities as they have the means to control the narrative – news coverage, platforms to broadcast their platforms, & the power to influence law enforcement and legislation. Social identity affects how people perceive themselves and others. 3
Aujourd’hui, nous allons parler de la formation des empreintes digitales ! Comment se développent-elles & sont-elles identiques à droite et à gauche? Deux jumeaux ont-ils les mêmes empreintes? Peut-on duper les ordinateurs? Un thread #embryologie#anatomie#science :)
Certains utilisateurs de ces smartphones qu’il faut déverrouiller par reconnaissance tactile (ex : le TouchID d’Apple) ont parfois rapporté que leur portable avait été déverrouillé avec un autre doigt, voire par une autre personne ! Comment est-ce possible ?
Vous le savez, la surface de la peau de nos doigts, orteils, paume de la main & plante du pied n’est pas lisse. Elle présente des crêtes, des sillons, un véritable « pattern » caractéristique de chaque structure et à très haut degré d’asymétrie (Buchwald & Grubskab 2012).
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La vérité sur les OGM : un thread
J'ai longtemps été désireuse de faire un thread sur les #OGM et j'ai été inspirée par un documentaire que j'ai regardé la nuit dernière appelé Food Evolution.
(NT : ce documentaire est accessible à cette adresse foodevolutionmovie.com )
L'idée principale de ce documentaire est que la peur autour des OGM est largement basée sur la pseudoscience, et de vieux mythes bien ancrés/désastreux.
Also ridiculous: banning "transgender," "fetus," "diversity," etc. Anyone will tell you that banning something doesn't negate its existence.
In fact, I am now committed to using all of these words more.
Here we go: Vulnerable populations with high degrees of diversity such as transgender persons will suffer due to the Trump administration's retrograde views on diversity, entitlement, & science-based, evidence-based policies in favor of fetus rights.
In 1986, the largest group of workers was in occupations classified as skill lvl 4 (roughly equivalent to a certificate II or III). Nowadays, the largest group of workers is in the highest (skill level 1) category - occupations requiring a bachelor degree/higher qualification.
Despite all the hype about #STEM skills, occupations requiring communication skills are actually growing fastest.