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Fwd: RT @CameronNeylon: Video of my talk at #pmrhack - Why good software practice matters in research and how service based thinking can help (via
I didn't quite get the wrap right the way I wanted - there was a larger point I wanted to make about thinking about services and diversity of services that didn't quite work. Still, some good core messages in there. - Cameron Neylon
So long and thanks for all the fish! ;)
Inventory Lists 19,232 Newly Discovered Species During Latest Count - 50% are insects
"More than half of the 19,232 species newly known to science in 2009, the most recent calendar year of compilation, were insects -- 9,738 or 50.6 percent -- according to the 2011 State of Observed Species (SOS) report released Jan. 18 by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University." - Jan Wessnitzer
"Academic publishers have become the enemies of science"
R programming for those coming from other languages
a few japanese hornets versus thousands of honeybees
a few japanese hornets versus thousands of honeybees
Fwd: so pretty to look at, but so simple to make (r + ggplot2) #rstats (via
Fwd: so pretty to look at, but so simple to make (r + ggplot2) #rstats (via
Fwd: "Scientific publication isn’t scholarship itself, but only the advertising of scholarship. The actual work -- the steps needed to reproduce the scientific finding -- must be shared". (via
Fwd: A fistful of dollars: why corporate publishers have no place in scholarly communication - (via
2012: centenary celebrations of the life and work of Alan Turing
Fwd: Let’s celebrate Public Domain Day! - (via
Happy New Year 4 540 002 012 :)
Rakam Dünyanın yaşı imiş, daha yeni anlayabildim... :-)) - Ali Oz
Fwd: ...and now for some stunning insect pictures - (via
Here is the original link: - Jan Wessnitzer
...and the last two on that list are not pictures of insects ;) - Jan Wessnitzer
One-liners which make me love R: Make your data dance (Hans Rosling style) with googleVis
on the subject of R: Google's style guide
Fwd: UK to make publicly funded research free to read - (via
"Polilov found that M.mymaripenne has one of the smallest nervous systems of any insect, consisting of just 7,400 neurons. For comparison, the common housefly has 340,000 and the honeybee has 850,000. And yet, with a hundred times fewer neurons, the wasp can fly, search for food, and find the right places to lay its eggs." - Jan Wessnitzer
Could you imagine a zero-email policy at your workplace?
no. silly idea - Winckel
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