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  2. Jul 2021
    1. Blogging about your work hits both of those marks. It also means that you have to translate your work from academese to language that non-academics will understand (i.e. jargon) and also foreground the relevance of your work. You have to tell people why your work is important and what it adds to the world.

      This is such an important point. Donald Trump did such an excellent job speaking at a level a lay person could understand when downplaying the seriousness of the Covid-19 virus thus undermining the scientific and medical community voices, that many Americans are refusing to vaccinate. This puts the world at risk for future variants that might be much worse than the ones we have now. More academics simplifying knowledge will help stem the tide of fake news, political propaganda and truly harmful misinformation.

  3. Jun 2021
    1. the Wall Street Journal is over a century old newspaper daily (established on July 8, 1889) in the USA, its app version was launched in 2004 to allow smartphone users access information on the go.
  4. May 2021
    1. Prof. Gavin Yamey MD MPH. (2021, April 20). I was very pleased to see Levitt resign yesterday from the science advisory board of the anti-vaxx group PANDA. Previously Sikora had resigned. This press release mentions other resignations. Anyone know if the 3 GBD authors finally resigned? Here’s PANDA’s views on vaccines: Https://t.co/wVZX7XujZ3 [Tweet]. @GYamey. https://twitter.com/GYamey/status/1384476491317227525

    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2021, February 17). The global infodemic has driven trust in all news sources to record lows with social media (35%) and owned media (41% the least trusted; traditional media (53%) saw largest drop in trust at 8 points globally. Https://t.co/C86chd3bb4 [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1362022502743105541

  5. Apr 2021
    1. Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA. (2021, April 14). With all due respect to @NateSilver538, he is not an expert on the psychology of vaccine confidence. He is a poll aggregator and political pundit. He is not an infectious disease specialist, epidemiologist, vaccinologist, virologist, immunologist, or behavioral scientist. Https://t.co/HBrI6zj9aa [Tweet]. @celinegounder. https://twitter.com/celinegounder/status/1382299663269761024

    1. Adam Finn. ‘There Are Some News Outlets & Politicians Incorrectly Reporting and Criticising Respectively MHRA for Advising against Use of OxAZ in under 30s. Neither MHRA nor EMA Have Done This. JCVI Have Expressed a Preference for Alternative Vaccines for Healthy under 30s in the UK Context’. Tweet. @adamhfinn (blog), 8 April 2021. https://twitter.com/adamhfinn/status/1380031766703058944.

  6. Mar 2021
    1. News and policy links

      Bioengineer.org reports on the low cost and eco friendly aspects of "electronic skin" in comparison to smart devices, making is an interesting possible alternative.

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      SYFY Wire reports on the functionality and comfort of the "wearable skin". They state that smart watches are functionally nice, but it is not optimal to have such a large mass on your body. This device matches or exceeds the functionality of this device while also being many times smaller.

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    3. News and policy links

      Science Daily reports about the multi-functionality and comfortability of the device. They state that it could be more accurate and functional than smart watches, while also cutting back on the worlds electronic waste.

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    4. News and policy links

      Nanowerk News reports on the multifunctionality of the device, saying it would be able to be worn as a bracelet, ring, etc. They also make light of its ability to turn heat into electricity using thermoelectric generators, something that could revolutionize smart devices.

      Read more at: https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news2/newsid=57267.php

    1. "היו הרבה דברים שטעינו בהם, אך אחד הדברים הברורים הם ההליכה של מנסור עבאס עם נתניהו. הציבור שלנו רוצה אחדות ועבאס החליט לפלג את הרשימה המשותפת ולתת לנתניהו בדיוק את מה שרצה", אמר ח"כ אבו שחאדה.


    1. עד כה, לראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו יש 52 ממליצים - חברי הליכוד, הסיעות החרדיות ומפלגת "הציונות הדתית". ליו"ר יש עתיד לפיד יש בינתיים כ-30 ממליצים: יש עתיד, ישראל ביתנו ומרצ הכריזו רשמית כי יתמכו בו בבית הנשיא, ולפי ההערכה גם שבעת המנדטים של מפלגת העבודה יצטרפו לעמדה זו.

      ממליצים לממשלה

    1. Nick Barrowman. (2021, March 26). Throughout the pandemic, a widespread inability to reason counterfactually has been on display. For example, some people apparently think lockdowns don’t work. They seem unable to imagine the situation had there not been a lockdown. Lockdowns are costly, but they work! [Tweet]. @nbarrowman. https://twitter.com/nbarrowman/status/1375240312264740870

    1. James Hamblin. (2021, March 17). Whenever you vaccinate millions and millions of people, some will inevitably die shortly after. Others will get blood clots. Others will crash cars, or fall down stairs. None of this is newsworthy until there’s reason to believe these things are connected. [Tweet]. @jameshamblin. https://twitter.com/jameshamblin/status/1371993047261667329

    1. Xabaar bi agsi na démb.

      La nouvelle est arrivée hier.

      xabaar (Arabic) v. -- report (a new one).

      bi -- the.

      agsi v. -- to arrive, to arise.

      na -- as (?).

      démb ji -- the past; yesterday 📆, long ago.

  7. Feb 2021
    1. Channel 4 News. (2021, January 17). “It’s working in mainland China with 1.4 billion people. It doesn’t depend on being an island.” A pandemic adviser to the New Zealand government says achieving zero cases isn’t about the size of a country, but about “strong leadership”. Https://t.co/SSpc8DjZXi [Tweet]. @Channel4News. https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/1350834342709358593

    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2020, December 5). RT @bhrenton: On average, one person in the U.S. died of Covid-19 every 43 seconds last week. On this morning’s @CNNnewsroom, @Christi_Paul… [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1335906973750059009

    1. When your digital news feed doesn’t contain links, when it cannot be linked to, when it can’t be indexed, when you can’t copy a paragraph and paste it into another application: when this happens your news feed is not flawed or backwards looking or frustrating. It is broken.

      If your news feed doesn't contain links, can't be linked to, indexed, or copied and pasted, it is broken.

      How can this be tied into the five R's of Open Education Resources: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix and/or Redistribute content (and perhaps my Revise/Request update ideas: https://boffosocko.com/2018/08/30/the-sixth-r-of-open-educational-resources-oer/)

  8. Jan 2021
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    1. それを実践しているのが、全国に200店舗以上の大型スーパーマーケット「TRIAL」を展開するトライアルホールディングスだ