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1/6 I think that a #DeSci economy that covers all aspects of #academia in one ecosystem (#publications, #peerreview, and #funding) is more valuable and more likely to succeed in the long run than a project that covers only one or two of these aspects. Why? ...
2/6 Because of #networkeffects. All three parts of academia co-depend and influence each other. There are positive network externalities to solving problems in publishing, peer review, and funding to other parts of #academia. ...
3/6 And if such an integrated #DeSci solution helps to reward #scientists more fairly, solve their #funding problems, and raise the standards of #peerreview and #publications, every #scientist would want to be a part of it. ...
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Doing a 100+ tweet @threadapalooza about my experiences and lessons on going from a scientist to CEO/Pirate Captain 🏴‍☠️ of an international deep-tech company.

1-tweet-per ❤️… first three for free!

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“Scientists can’t communicate well, write reports, or make presentations. They are illiterate except for complex graphs and equations. And yet the are consistently put in charge of projects.”
From a project management article from the 1980s, still true.
#Communication

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Without a calendar invite, an event doesn’t exist. No one will remember that you mentioned it at the end of your 10 paragraph email.
#Communication

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Scientists in open Rebellion at @COP26! Here some great shots from yesterday when have occupied the King George V Bridge! COP has failed, the people must go into civil resistance! Image
Despite being banned from the city center, we will be back on Monday with a teach-in from 2-4 on the South End of the King George V bridge. We will talk to the public in a puplic space about the hidden truths of the crisis we are in and what each of us can do to confront it. Image
Donate: donorbox.org/scientist-rebe…

Contact us via e-mail for interviews enquiries and to join our group or to talk at the teach in scientistrebellion@protonmail.com Image
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Many thanks to the awesome ladies at @IWS_Network for the chance to share my #immigrant #womanofcolour #womaninscience👩🏽‍🔬story throughout this week as part of their Voices Without Frontiers program!
iwsnetwork.ca/voices-without…
#IWSvoices #WomenInSTEM
I was born in #Guyana 🇬🇾
➡️ Amerindian name meaning “Land of Many Waters”.
➡️small in size (<800, 000 people), rich in natural resources
➡️only English-speaking country in South America
➡️Diversity of people with amazing cultural mix @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM ImageKaieteur Falls - world's la...Photo Source: Guyana Times
Genetically I’m Indian - ancestors brought to ‘British Guiana’ from India during colonial times to work on #sugarplantations.

Culturally I’m #Caribbean as #Guyana shares historical and cultural ties with other Anglo-Caribbean countries.

@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM East Woman in the Anglo-Car...
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On this #InternationalDayOfScientificCulture, let's talk about a different aspect of #science & #cuture:

"The cultural expectation(s) of what it means to be a #scientist, and why we need to question it!"

A thread 🧵 1/ Image
In the light of the recent student deaths in multiple educational institutions across #India, I've been informally chatting with some students and faculty, in a bid to try and understand what went (and perhaps continues to be going) wrong!

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In addition to all the pertinent personal, institutional & systemic factors brought forth by many of my friends and colleagues, I want to try and reflect on one factor in particular:

"What does it mean to be a 'scientist' in today's world?"

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Thanks @IWS_Network for inviting me to share my story as an #international #immigrant #WomanInSTEM! Throughout this week I will share my journey so far, challenges & triumphs; inviting you to share yours and connect with me if it resonates with you! #VoicesIWS
I grew up in #Delhi #India, a place I still think of as home & where my family still resides. Living in the capital, my parents, sister and I spoke to each other in #tamil, #hindi, & #english. My mom was my first #chemistry teacher. #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS @IWS_Network Image
As a teenager I fell in love with the vibrant colors & creative possibilities of the chemistry lab. Nandini ma'am & other excellent teachers, most of whom were #WomenInSTEM at The Mother's International School were my role models. @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM Image
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Hace unos días se publicó el corto "#SaveRalph" de Spencer Susser con el objetivo concientizar y detener las pruebas de cosméticos en animales

Esto ha desatado nuevamente la polémica sobre el uso de animales en investigación

¿Qué dice la evidencia científica?

Abro 🧵

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Si bien estoy de acuerdo con que ponerle a conejos productos de belleza en los ojos suena bastante cruel, no sería tan fácil sustituir la #InvestigaciónEnAnimales en otras áreas como el desarrollo de terapias contra el cáncer o enfermedades autoinmunes 🐀🐁

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#Ciencia
Un argumento usado frecuentemente es "que usen reos o voluntarios" sin embargo, dejando de lado las cuestiones éticas, estos sujetos no serían adecuados para muchos protocolos 🙅🏻‍♀️

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#SaveRalph
#InvestigacionCientifica
#AnimalesDeLaboratorio
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To celebrate UNESCO's International Day of Women & Girls in Science, here's a #thread of some of the amazing Sustainable Seas researchers and their mahi* #IDWGS2021 #WomenInSTEM
@WomenScienceDay

*not an exhaustive list, please tag/add those who we miss!
@KKSaturday led our Enabling inter-agency collaboration on cumulative effects project, which developed the ACE framework, a decision-making tool to guide #collaborative mgmt of #cumulativeeffects in our moana #IDWGS2021
sustainableseaschallenge.co.nz/our-research/e…
@karentfisher leads our Enhancing EBM practices research theme, which investigates how #policy #regulation and #legislation can be tailored to support #EcosystemBasedManagement in NZ #IDWGS2021

sustainableseaschallenge.co.nz/our-research/e…
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Finally saw @PictureaSciFilm, very powerful film we should all see. Thanks @UBC for the screenings. Reflecting on all the little "below the iceberg tip" harassment I experienced as a student, esp. during field work, field courses & conferences... /n
...my happiest, most formative moments as a #scientist were in the field. Also my lowest moments of unwanted touches & demeaning or objectifying moments from male colleagues, both peers and my seniors. Hard to say this...most happened @BamfieldMSC 2/n
...that last tweet was very hard to send. I adore @BamfieldMSC; I am one of their faculty champions at UBC, I promote the courses incessantly to my students. I know a lot has changed but in their recent spirit of "looking back" tweets, I want to share two moments there... 3/n
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I loved being in the hiring process for our scientist position!, but I was concerned at the number of poorly written CVs and resumes that were sent through to us. So I thought I'd share a few quick pointers for I would consider a good application: 1/n #scientist #phdchat
1. The job title was "Scientist PCR" therefore I shouldn't need to search the document for the word PCR. Even if the candidate doesn't have tons of exp, it still helps to list exactly what you did. eg. what PCR extraction kit, DNA or RNA? sample types, qPCR, qRT-PCR, etc 2/n
1. continued. What platforms? Biorad, Thermofisher? experience with automated systems or manual extraction? experience with PCR optimisation? troubleshooting? contamination control? interpretation of PCR results? 3/n
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For a virus that presents "few to no symptoms" for the majority, "U.S. Orders Up to 600 Million Doses of #Pfizer, BioNTech Covid #Vaccine" (Bloomberg).

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

So let's take a look at Pfizer.
"Pfizer is a publicly-traded global pharma corp.headquartered in NYC. Its revenues reached $52.5 billion in 2017. #Pfizer makes Advil, Xanax, #DepoProvera, Neosporin, #Lyrica & Dimetapp. Pfizer manufacturers more than 350 different pharmaceuticals & operates in 180 countries.
Pfizer's Lyrica, the new vallium, linked to depression, anxiety & suicide, now top pain medication on PBS. #Pregabalin #Addiction. Addicts of #hydromorphone (#Opioid) (Pfizer) have found a new addiction w/ #Lyrica. Capsules are opened, crushed & snorted.

thetimes.co.uk/article/drug-d…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/22/2020-2

greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/dai…

Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

coronavirus.jhu.edu/from-our-exper…
#Herdimmunity
Robot reminds visitors of safe distancing measures in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

straitstimes.com/singapore/robo…
#singapore #distance #dystopian #robot
A Much-Hyped COVID-19 Drug Is Almost Identical to a Black-Market Cat Cure

theatlantic.com/science/archiv…
#china #drug #blackmarket #coronavirus
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/11/2020 -2

Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

coronavirus.jhu.edu/from-our-exper…
#HerdImmunity
Robot reminds visitors of safe distancing measures in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

straitstimes.com/singapore/robo…
#Singapore #Distance #dystopian #Robot
A Much-Hyped COVID-19 Drug Is Almost Identical to a Black-Market Cat Cure

theatlantic.com/science/archiv…
#China #drugs #blackmarket #coronavirus
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Banyak orang berdebat #Siapa Kartini sementara kita lupa bahwa Kartini itu masa lalu, hidupnya jauh berbeda dengan Wanita Indonesia sekarang. Coba Cermati, sekarang banyak Wanita Indonesia yang hidupnya lebih Buruk dan Menderita tetapi tetap saja diabaikan @asboedionoid #hening
Kehidupan Wanita Indonesia tetap saja diposisikan hanya sebatas “Konco Wingking“ dan dipandang sebatas Pelengkap Penderita, dikala Anak Bangsa ini berhadapan dengan Kesulitan seperti sekarang yang paling menderita tetaplah seorang Wanita~seorang Ibu #hening @asboedionoid
Apa yang sudah diberikan Kartini untuk Indonesia (tidak ada), Kartini hidup sebelum NKRI diProklamasikan, hanya tulisannya saja yang menginspirasi, jika Anak Bangsa ini Jujur Kartini adalah Korban Kekerasan seperti halnya banyak Perempuan masa kini @asboedionoid #hening
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Head International Center for Chemical & Biological Sciences (#ICCBS) of University of Karachi’s (KU’s) Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhry has been presented with ‘Distinguished #Scientist’ award by #Chinese Academy of Sciences Image
He has been awarded in recognition of his services in the field of bioorganic #chemistry.
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He has to his credit the authorship of at least 1,355 scientific #research papers and 73 #books, each having at least 40 chapters, besides being granted 76 #patents.
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Apart from international awards and recognition, Dr Choudhry has been presented with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Award of Excellence), Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) and Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) by the Pakistan #government.
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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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Greta™

In reality, the trademark should be property of those that created the brand. Namely, We Mean Business in partnership with the #UN & partner, World Economic Forum.

Callum Grieve: We Mean Business architect. Thunberg handler. #Branding expert.

theartofannihilation.com/a-100-trillion…
We Mean Business: 1,176 corporations rep. 24.8 trillion market cap.

Aside from how ridiculous it is to feign disapproval that a #brand created by/serving the most powerful institutions/ corporations on the planet is being misused, I want to touch upon a couple of things.
Jan 29 2020, GT: "I apologize to anyone who has been contacted - and even misled - by this kind of behavior."

Sep 25 2019, GT: "...my clothes, my behaviour and my differences. They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory."

1) behavior
2) behaviour

#storytelling
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-A interview of a antisemitisem scientist-

"In polls, many #Germans are annoyed by the thematization of the #Holocaust: One third is annoyed that the crimes committed against the #Jews are still held up today. And 41 percent think that #Jews talk about it too often ..."
The feeling of being held up is apparently present in many, they feel attacked. It is quite paradoxical: Although in surveys almost 90 percent say that belonging to #Germany is the knowledge of the history of National Socialism. Nevertheless, especially the #youth find today:
My #grandfather was already no longer involved, at some point is also good times. Interestingly, this is not just a #German phenomenon, but in the whole of #Europe, such as in #Poland and #Hungary, but also in #Spain or the #UnitedKingdom.
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1/ Woo! My monster paper with Matt Wilson, "Locomotor and Hippocampal Processing Converge in the Lateral Septum" was just released in @CurrentBiology!! Not only that, but I made a comic to describe my findings!! cell.com/current-biolog…
2/ We used tetrodes to record from CA1 hippocampus and dorsolateral lateral septum, an area innervated by all CA regions of the hippocampus and many regions involved in "motivational" behavior
3/ Some cells in the LS were linearly modulated by the animal's running speed (could be positively or negatively modulated!) and/or by the animal's acceleration (also could be positively or negatively modulated!)
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Here's a collection of threads from our scientists:

1. @aini1905 , a Primatologist. Read about her introduction to her research here!

@aini1905 Here is a thread on her thoughts on being a wildlife conservationist:
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Ready for tomorrow and my first sessions of @SkypeScientist ! Looking forward to chatting, not with 1 , but 6 classes of middleschoolers! Send all the good vibes (and waves) my way for a good internet connection all day!

#scicomm #outreach
The morning started well with 2 different sessions with 2 classes of 7th graders from North Carolina @chowan_middle . Getting really cool questions about how it is to be a #scientist , why I chose to do what I do and how much I get to decide what I study.
#SkypeAScientistMarathon
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Spoiler: Preview of my hair for tonight's @ExplorersClub Annual Dinner.

#mohawk #scientist #SaturdayMorning
I am literally stopping traffic in NYC. Achievement unlocked.
NYPD officers are high-fiving me. Clearly more people need mohawks.
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