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When science meets ignorance.

It isn’t like I took any pleasure in contradicting the president of the United States. I have a great deal of respect for the office. But I made a decision that I just had to. Otherwise I would be compromising my own integrity, and be giving a false message to the world. If I didn’t speak up, it would be almost tacit approval that what he was saying was OK.


He received death threats over standing up to Trump and still didn't consider quitting. Great respect for this man and his integrity.

How would the world be if we had these kind of men as politicians?

Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like https://nyti.ms/3o9MXLD

#science #ignorance

The New York Times: Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like (By Donald G. McNeil Jr.)


 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Time-lapse video of a total solar eclipse, made with photographs captured on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–16 (GOES-16).
December’s Total Solar Eclipse as Seen from Space

 

Superconductivity, Graphene and Charge Gradient Propulsion Navigation


Observations: Hey look what the other scientists have confirmed, some materials cooled to near-absolute zero (-273.15 Celsius) are without electrical resistance. The charge gradient perspective and interpretation, allow for the observation that the state of their charge gradient can ...

Read more Superconductivity, Graphene and Charge Gradient Propulsion Navigation

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@Keiko Hunari By the way... Welcome to the Fediverse, this universe of free, federated social networks!
You may want to introduce yourself to the community by using some tags, such us #newhere and others that might give people an idea of what are you interested in (like #worms, #nature, #art, #science, #socialjustice, #farming, #family... You know...). That will open some doors for you and allow you to get in touche with similar-minded people.

 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
How the famed Arecibo telescope fell—and how it might rise again
Arecibo was also a cultural icon.
On 1 December 2020, the 900-ton instrument platform of the Arecibo Observatory crashed into its dish, which is cradled in a natural sinkhole.
https://youtu.be/mwLDhTRX18A

 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
How the famed Arecibo telescope fell—and how it might rise again
Arecibo was also a cultural icon.
On 1 December 2020, the 900-ton instrument platform of the Arecibo Observatory crashed into its dish, which is cradled in a natural sinkhole.
https://youtu.be/mwLDhTRX18A

 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Why cats are crazy for catnip
The characteristic response of cats to nepetalactol via the μ-opioid system provides an important example of chemical pest defense using plant metabolites in nonhuman mammals.

Uenoyama et al. (2021) The characteristic response of domestic cats to plant iridoids allows them to gain chemical defense against mosquitoes: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/4/eabd9135

 
#science #sciencemanuelacasasoli
Why cats are crazy for catnip
The characteristic response of cats to nepetalactol via the μ-opioid system provides an important example of chemical pest defense using plant metabolites in nonhuman mammals.

Uenoyama et al. (2021) The characteristic response of domestic cats to plant iridoids allows them to gain chemical defense against mosquitoes: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/4/eabd9135

 
in English:
Crystallization is the process of atoms or molecules forming an organized solid via nucleation and growth. Being intrinsically stochastic, the research at an atomistic level has been a huge experimental challenge. We report herein in situ detection of a crystal nucleus forming during nucleation/growth of a NaCl nanocrystal, as video recorded in the interior of a vibrating conical carbon nanotube at 20–40 ms frame–1 with localization precision of 0.1 nm.


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Illustration by David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank; doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-026

This painting depicts the fusion of SARS-CoV-2 (magenta) with an endosomal membrane (green), releasing the viral RNA genome into the cell cytoplasm (blue), where it is beginning to be translated by cellular ribosomes to create viral polyproteins. The painting includes speculative elements that are designed highlight the process, most notably, multiple states of the viral spike protein are shown.

#science #art

 
Many industries use heat-intensive processes that generally require the burning of fossil fuels, but a surprising green fuel alternative is emerging in the form of metal powders. Ground very fine, cheap iron powder burns readily at high temperatures, releasing energy as it oxidizes in a process that emits no carbon and produces easily collectable rust, or iron oxide, as its only emission.
Metal Powders as Recyclable Fuel

#science #materials

 


Cytotoxic T-cell - David Goodsell

#science #art

 


Illustration by David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank; doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-026

This painting depicts the fusion of SARS-CoV-2 (magenta) with an endosomal membrane (green), releasing the viral RNA genome into the cell cytoplasm (blue), where it is beginning to be translated by cellular ribosomes to create viral polyproteins. The painting includes speculative elements that are designed highlight the process, most notably, multiple states of the viral spike protein are shown.

#science #art

 


David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank and Springer Nature; doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-025

This painting shows a cross section through SARS-CoV-2 surrounded by blood plasma, with neutralizing antibodies in bright yellow. The painting was commissioned for the cover of a special COVID-19 issue of Nature, presented 20 August 2020, and is currently in the collection of the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences.

It incorporates information from two cryoelectron microscopy studies that explore the shape and distribution of spikes and the nucleoprotein:
Yao H et al. (2020) Molecular architecture of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. bioRxiv preprint DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.08.192104
Ke Z et al. (2020) Structures, conformations and distributions of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein trimers on intact virions. bioRxiv preprint DOI: 10.1101/2020.06.27.174979

#science #art

 


Illustration by David S. Goodsell, RCSB Protein Data Bank; doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-019

This painting depicts a coronavirus just entering the lungs, surrounded by mucus secreted by respiratory cells, secreted antibodies, and several small immune systems proteins. The virus is enclosed by a membrane that includes the S (spike) protein, which will mediate attachment and entry into cells, M (membrane) protein, which is involved in organization of the nucleoprotein inside, and E (envelope) protein, which is a membrane channel involved in budding of the virus and may be incorporated into the virion during that process. The nucleoprotein inside includes many copies of the N (nucleocapsid) protein bound to the genomic RNA.

#science #art

 
His art combines two aspects that are really dear to me, science and art. I love it!

Would love to see something like this about topics of #computationalbiology as well.

I would like it if a scientist comes to work, sees the sun shining through one of these pieces, and feels inspired and valued, if a non-scientist appreciates them for their artistic qualities, becomes curious and wants to know more, and if young people look at these and start asking questions – especially questions that we never thought of and to which we don’t know the answers.



 

Researchers warn of another Covid spike if people mix after vaccine | World news | The Guardian

Behavioural psychologist says many people mistakenly think they are safe as soon as they receive jab
I'm pretty sure that most people on Diaspora* aren't stupid, and won't just get their vaccination and go out and party. But I'm posting this in case you know some people who are
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Researchers warn of another Covid spike if people mix after vaccine | World news | The Guardian

Behavioural psychologist says many people mistakenly think they are safe as soon as they receive jab
I'm pretty sure that most people on Diaspora* aren't stupid, and won't just get their vaccination and go out and party. But I'm posting this in case you know some people who are likely to do just that.

1) The vaccination isn't fully effective until something like two weeks after you have it, and that might depend on which vaccine it is.

2) Someone coughs near a shelf in a supermarket. You pick up a carton of milk and transfer virus onto your hands. On the way out of the supermarket, you touch a door handle. Someone else touches the door handle and now they've got the virus. Even though the virus is mostly transmitted by aerosol, there is still a possibility of transmission by other means.

3) Just because you're vaccinated, doesn't mean you can't pass it on. If you breathe it in, your immune system might kill it off, but n... Show more...

 
Covid-19: Norway investigates 23 deaths in frail elderly patients after vaccination | The BMJ
“There is a possibility that these common adverse reactions, that are not dangerous in fitter, younger patients and are not unusual with vaccines, may aggravate underlying disease in the elderly,” Madsen said. “We are not alarmed or worried about this, because these are very rare occurrences and they occurred in very frail patients with very serious disease,” he emphasised.
Because the story is circulating in anti vaxxers circles
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A team of German neuroscientists from the Humboldt University of Berlin spent several weeks hanging out with rodents in a small room filled with boxes. They were playing human-vs-rodent hide-and-seek and found out the animals were surprisingly adept at the cross-cultural childhood game. They weren’t even given treats as a reward, rather, they were given attention in the form of friendly petting and tickles.

The study offered new insight into play behavior, and how it is an important evolutionary trait among mammals. It reveals how critical play is as part of cognitive development for adolescent mammals.
#neuroresearch #science

 
A team of German neuroscientists from the Humboldt University of Berlin spent several weeks hanging out with rodents in a small room filled with boxes. They were playing human-vs-rodent hide-and-seek and found out the animals were surprisingly adept at the cross-cultural childhood game. They weren’t even given treats as a reward, rather, they were given attention in the form of friendly petting and tickles.

The study offered new insight into play behavior, and how it is an important evolutionary trait among mammals. It reveals how critical play is as part of cognitive development for adolescent mammals.
#neuroresearch #science

 

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#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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ESA kids app now available








ESA kids app now available

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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I made a video about my research for the Brain Week of the University of Amsterdam. The video was part of a series of talks shown to students that are considering following a bachelor program at the UvA.

My video is meant to be an example of how to do research on language and the brain.

I'm sharing the video , since I know there are a few linguists and people generally interested on science, the brain, and all that jazz...

Enjoy!

#Science #video #MyVideo #SupportDiasporaScientists #Morphology #Neurology #psycholinguistics #linguistics #nl #Amsterdam

 
I made a video about my research for the Brain Week of the University of Amsterdam. The video was part of a series of talks shown to students that are considering following a bachelor program at the UvA.

My video is meant to be an example of how to do research on language and the brain.

I'm sharing the video , since I know there are a few linguists and people generally interested on science, the brain, and all that jazz...

Enjoy!

#Science #video #MyVideo #SupportDiasporaScientists #Morphology #Neurology #psycholinguistics #linguistics #nl #Amsterdam

 
I made a video about my research for the Brain Week of the University of Amsterdam. The video was part of a series of talks shown to students that are considering following a bachelor program at the UvA.

My video is meant to be an example of how to do research on language and the brain.

I'm sharing the video , since I know there are a few linguists and people generally interested on science, the brain, and all that jazz...

Enjoy!

#Science #video #MyVideo #SupportDiasporaScientists #Morphology #Neurology #psycholinguistics #linguistics #nl #Amsterdam

 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice

 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice

 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice

 

pls auf Twitter: "I am fed up of pro-koala propaganda so I’m finally going to do a thread on why Koalas are top five worst animals that exist. (I would say worst but ocean sunfish exist) https://t.co/tTY1vEaPAo" / Twitter


#science ;)

https://twitter.com/Zeebaybz/status/1341782970110242822

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