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Hi fediverse! I'm a scientist working on in academia -- protein for those interested -- in . I am currently shifting towards computational biology and in the mood for a transition to industry.
I came here out of interest for a healthier and surveillance-free forum 🙂

"Hari’s book [Stolen Focus] opened my eyes to the way #smartphones are wrecking our ability to focus. If every idle moment of our day gets occupied by the smartphone’s content feeds, #socialmedia tidbits, and other news pulling us in, what time do we have for personal thought? For reflection and analysis? For our own directed attention? Very little."

[[postdoc]] ~ [[postpadawan]]
RT @airbadfly
How to explain a postdoc to someone not in academia

Credit: @pedromics

This is a great post covering something I wish I could completely break with myself (I still have LinkedIn and Twitter accounts). Breaking away is hard enough, breaking away as we approach a recession where many of us might need these accounts is even harder. I commend anyone that can do so.

For instance, in the plot below, each point is a galaxy whose distance was measured with VIMOS. We would be to the left, and distance increases to the right, all the way up to when the universe was roughly half of its present age. As you can see, galaxies aren't uniformly scattered across the universe, but they form filamentary structures with voids in between.

📷 ESO/L. Guzzo/VIPERS survey

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Gabriella Morreale💉✨

Italian-born Spanish chemist who specialised in the study of the thyroid. She established a newborn screening program for congenital hypothyroidism in Spain and helped to introduce iodised salt to prevent thyroid problems caused by iodine deficiency.

#mastoart #science #art #womeninscience #creativetoots #illustration #digitalart #portrait #ciencia #history

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Just a reminder that Jupiter‘s Great Red Spot is a giant vortex 1.3 times larger than our Earth and extends approx. 500 km below the cloud tops (as a comparison the average altitude of the Space Station is about 400 km)!

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Nasa's Juno
Orbit (Perijove) 7 - 11/07/2017
Altitude: 9866 km

#Jupiter #Nasa #Juno #Space
©NASA /JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/AndreaLuck

Peter creates small highly stylised models of spacecraft in the "Smol Space Program". They have working solar panels to power their lights. You can follow at:

➡️ @bearislive

The Smol Space Program website is at

#SmolSpaceProgram #Space #Electronics #Electronic #Craft #Crafts #Satellite #Satellites #Orion #Art #Artist #Artists #Sculpture

Hey, so this is super cool.

Google has been collecting call and messaging data about who you talk to or send text messages to for years. There's no opt-out, no notifcation in their TOS they're doing this, and you can't see the results of that collection in Google Takeout.

Elon Musk hasn't "recently had a right wing turn". He always was a cringy edgelord whose companies have been criticized for racism and massive exploitation.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them. Even if they build electric cars or rockets.

Drive on sol 441 takes #Perseverance rover to site 25/0000. Attached are 2 roughly processed 4-tile end-of-drive NavCam's, these were assembled in MS-ICE, I'll add the other 3 mosaics ASAP. Maybe enough data for @65dBnoise to estimate a location😀? Such site increment sometimes indicates a sample site, so maybe this could be the first regolith sample😀? Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Hace unas semanas me @GuerraenlaUni , el arqueologo del CSIC González Ruibal, comentaba que cuando volviese de Yibuti iba excavar en Guadalajara un campo de concentración de la guerra civil. No es el primero que excava, ni esu primer trabajo arqueológico con respecto a este periodo.El diario La Razón sin embargo decidió poner en duda su trabajo, su experiencia, la institución y obviamente los acontecimientos en esa guerra. Hoy, el CSIC se ha visto forzado a escribir esto.

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