Someone modeled the climate of a retrograde Earth (one spinning in the opposite direction):

Due to the opposite-direction Coriolis forces, everything would be wildly different. Deserts, forests, tundras, all moved around.

#introduction hello, I am Shusha, I am an artist, educator and researcher working on digital culture, politics and aesthetics. I have been working on the commons and contemporary artistic strategies, and am starting a PHD on user data practice soon.
I love code (but am a lousy coder), programming languages as cultural expression, epistemology (esp. feminist theory), conceptual thinking and playful media art.
A text on user condition by @entreprecariat brought me to lurk, and I am very happy to join.

The day has arrived. I can finally present you all my new project.
Inspired by NewPipe, Nitter, Invidious or Bibliogram, here comes Lingva, an alternative Front-end for Google Translate.

It's a completely Free and Open Source project, so you can host your own instance. The directions are on the project's README.
You can also make any kind of contribution. Feel free to Pull Request.

Hi - I'm Andreas Erbe, #corrosion and interface chemistry at NTNU Trondheim, Norway. Background from Germany, worked in UK and Taiwan before. Physical chemist by training, worked with biologists, biochemists, physicists, medical people, engineers from many fields, ....

Energy conversion. Interface Science. Technical expertise with in situ #spectroscopy, #electrochemistry.

The penguin OS, online privacy, many other issues aside.

Looking for inspiration here!

Call for abstracts for the

"Climate monitoring: data rescue, management, quality and homogenization"

session at the European Meteorological Society annual meeting in September. meetingorganizer.copernicus.or

Conveners: Manola Brunet-India, Victor Venema, Dan Hollis, John Kennedy.

Right then, I've got as far as I can on my own with the #GLAMDataSci network (which was never going to be very far… 😆), and now it's your turn! It's time to run a launch workshop to plan the network's first 6 months or so, and I need your help.

In return, you’ll get to join and shape a community that will help you and others develop confidence, and skills in stats and data science. We want everyone to be able to make the most of data, ethically, in the Cultural Heritage sector. 1/2

Profiles in Science - Inside the C.I.A., She Became a Spy for Planet Earth

Portrait of Linda Zall, who worked at the CIA and helped make a lot of environmental observations available for . From early spy satellites giving information on sea ice, snow cover, glaciers and (lake) shorelines, to ocean floor observations from the Navy.

After her retirement her group, called Medea, was closed down in 2015 and will hopefully be revived again by Biden.

RT @vb_jens
I have been thinking about how different people interpret data differently. And made this xkcd style graphic to illustrate this.

The West and Central African Research and Education Network conference just had a panel:

New Technologies, Innovation and 4th Industrial Revolution

This "4th industrial revolution" is a funny hodgepodge of promising ideas that technology has/will make possible.

Shall we rename to the 4th scientific revolution? It is also quite a hodgepodge, even more so with people now wanting to add FAIR, which is important, but orthogonal to open.

The German Alliance of Science Organisations on the influence of the digital age on scientific publishing: More open, dynamic and diverse: from articles and data to tweets. Requires new QC and remuneration systems.

Some of you know I've started a blog called FOSS Academic ( I'm exploring life as an academic who tries to use as much free and open source software as possible. You know, being a lonely humanities Linux user at a university.

I'm writing to solicit questions people might have about being a FOSS Academic. Or maybe to solicit comments on the FOSS Academic Lifestyle Dream. Not that I know all the things, but I'm curious what questions people have about this area, if any.

Running git 2.28 or later? Take 10 seconds and enter the following into your terminal to set the default branch in new projects to main not master:

git config --global init.defaultBranch main

Actions matter more than words. So here’s a simple action you can take to show that you care.

The international signal for help.

Let's make it known all over the world. It will make a difference.

Well, it took a while but my petition to keep strong encryption without backdoors legal in th EU is now open for supporters!

Please feel free to support it and or boost/promte it

The EU is working on de-googling science.

In the EU project Nexus the Aqua Monitor, which uses Google Earth
will be moved to the European Open Science Cloud.

Extreme self-decapitation in sea-slug: the head part is able to regenerate full body including functional heart and kidney in 20 days. It is a possible adaptive response to endoparasite infesting the body part. #science #biology #autotomy #gastropod #mollusc #seaslug #beheading #parasite
📄 Mitoh & Yusa (2021) Extreme autotomy and whole-body regeneration in photosynthetic sea slugs. Current Biology 31:R233–R234

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