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The Life Scientists

The Life Scientists

A room for all the life science types on FriendFeed (and everyone we've co-opted). Topics tend to focus on bioinformatics and computational biology, but discussion from any area in biological sciences is welcome. Try not to spam and if you are associated with a service (and most don't know that), please say so.
Charles Stibs
Ruchira S. Datta
Cameron Neylon
The entire future history of scholarly communications has already been dissected and discussed on Friendfeed. Unfortunately the search function doesn't work so future generations of developers are fated to repeat all of those mistakes. Discuss.
The above is just a restatement of who does and doesn't get into the history books. Discuss. *g* - RepoRat
Yes, well welcome to being ahead of your time...I can't help but feel I may have said that to you circa 2009 anyway... - Cameron Neylon
Search works intermittently, and it search intermittent time periods. A recent search would find recent things, then items from 2011 and earlier. - Joe - Systems Analyst
I know. Once search works, I will print out ALL of friendfeed. - Joe - Systems Analyst
JScholar Open Access
http://www.jscholaronline.org/full-te... Increasing Knowledge of HIV Transmission: An Important Ingredient in HIV Risk Reduction among Young African American Women Attending Community...
Ruchira S. Datta
Fwd: Liveblogged Samuel Aparicio, UBC: Clonal evolution and cancer medicine https://plus.google.com/1046417... #evocancer (via http://friendfeed.com/ruchira...)
ravinaik
http://ask-astrologer.blogspot.com/2013... How does the Sun's energy reach us?Did you know that only a small portion of the Sun's energy- just one thousandth just of one millionth part- actually reaches the Earth as light and heat? The Sun acts like a massive nuclear plant radiating energy into space, but most of...
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ravinaik
Why is the history of electric light fascinating?For thousands of years, people all over the world have been fascinating by lightning. In 1752, a genius named Benjamin Franklin conducted an experiment to prove that lightning was caused by electricity. Throughout the next hundred years, many...
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GrrlScientist
GrrlScientist
This week, I tell you about four wonderful books; one each about the human placenta, the science of champagne, New World warblers and JK Rowling's new murder mystery http://www.theguardian.com/science...
GrrlScientist
sofarsoShawn
[THIS your brain on "God". Say NO to "God".] http://is.gd/EOwU9Z Science Daily God as a drug: The rise of American megachurches ~ American megachurches use stagecraft, sensory pageantry, charismatic leadership and an upbeat, unchallenging vision of Christianity to provide their congregants with a powerful emotional religious experience - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
[THIS your brain on "God". Say NO to "God".] http://is.gd/EOwU9Z Science Daily God as a drug: The rise of American megachurches ~ American megachurches use stagecraft, sensory pageantry, charismatic leadership and an upbeat, unchallenging vision of Christianity to provide their congregants with a powerful emotional religious experience
God as a Drug: The Rise of American Megachurches ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2012) — American megachurches use stagecraft, sensory pageantry, charismatic leadership and an upbeat, unchallenging vision of Christianity to provide their congregants with a powerful emotional religious experience, according to research from the University of Washington. "Membership in megachurches is one of the leading ways American Christians worship these days, so, therefore, these churches should be understood," said James Wellman, associate professor of American religion at the University of Washington. "Our study shows that -- contrary to public opinion that tends to pass off the megachurch movement as consumerist religion -- megachurches are doing a pretty effective job for their members. In fact, megachurch members speak eloquently of their spiritual growth." Wellman and co-authors Katie E. Corcoran and Kate Stockly-Meyerdirk, University of Washington graduate students in sociology and comparative... more... - sofarsoShawn from Bookmarklet
Megachurches, or churches with 2,000 or more congregants, have grown in number, size, and popularity in recent years, coming to virtually dominate the American religious landscape. More than half of all American churchgoers now attend the largest 10 percent of churches. Megachurch services feature a come-as-you-are atmosphere, rock music, and what Wellman calls a "multisensory mélange"... more... - sofarsoShawn
Christianity + rock concert + laser light show=Sundays at Megachurches. - Chris Topher
Lol well Megadeath's lead singer "came out" recently as Christian evangelical homophobe so that sounds equation is correct :) - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
Sounds like they need a designated driver system to get all these people drunk on holy spiritus home. - Eivind
lol best keep off the roads today - sofarsoShawn from iPhone
I have read an article (http://community.myfoxlubbock.com/members...) about Elements To Understand Prior To Great Commission Alliance. It has a very inspiring content and you will learn a lot from the said article. Take time and read it. Thank you. Feedbacks are very much appreciated. - Anastasia Odair
GrrlScientist
http://www.theguardian.com/science... This is an engaging, informative and beautifully illustrated field guide, the first ever published to focus on England's endangered bryophytes
GrrlScientist
A hot-off-the-presses SCIENCE study analyses historic and modern data gathered from around the world and finds a link between global warming and increased human violence http://www.theguardian.com/science...
Ruchira S. Datta
Sign up for the American Cancer Society's CPS3 Cancer Prevention Study, if you are age 30-65 and have never had cancer. http://cancer.org/cps3
Ruchira S. Datta
Will liveblog 2nd Int'l Evolution and Cancer Conference on G+ at https://plus.google.com/communi... #evocancer
Egon Willighagen
Last day for people in south NL to register for the EBI Roadshow, diXa tutorial, and generally meet WikiPathway people http://www.nbic.nl/educati...
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Stephen Asante
Ruchira S. Datta
At Stanford's Li Ka Shing Center for Big Data in Biomedicine http://bigdata.stanford.edu Power & wifi willing, will liveblog here: https://plus.google.com/1046417...
science3point0
Happy to announce that the figshare Mac and Linux Desktop Uploaders have been released: http://figshare.com/blog... #openscience #opendata #openaccess
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Adriano
Assembled Tree of Life :: David Hillis, Derrick Zwickl and Robin Gutell analyzed small sub-unit rRNA sequences sampled from about 3,000 species - http://www.zo.utexas.edu/faculty...
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See the beautiful tattoo visualization via Monica Quast, who is a Ph.D. student at the University of Campinas, Brazil, working on bivalve phylogeography. The organisms depicted are (going clockwise): a cyanobacterium, a foraminiferan, 3 diatoms, an oak leaf and acorn, a Spirogyra cell, a red cage fungus, a stauromedusa, a nautilus, a tardigrade, an ophiuroid, and a badger. \\ At first biologists could draw only small trees, typically with a dozen branches at most. They were held back by the fact that a group of species may possibly be related in many different ways. If a biologist adds more species to a group, the possibilities explode. For 80 species, there are more trees than there are atoms in the known universe. Simply comparing every single tree would be impossible. Fortunately, mathematicians developed statistical methods for searching quickly through potential trees to find the ones that do the best job of explaining all the evidence. - Adriano
Charles Stibs
Bharat Book Bureau
Includes latest collection of China #Agricultural #science research and test development industry companies with annual revenue above 5 million USD. http://www.bharatbook.com/market-...
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whatwehaveunlearned
The question of question understanding http://t.co/8UkVReYSCJ
Efe Dekorasyon
Charles Stibs
whatwehaveunlearned
genereg
Eric Jain
Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M http://techcrunch.com/2013...
So, that's what we have been paying for... indirectly, we're buying Mendeley ... - Egon Willighagen
lol - Meg VMeg
Hmm, I wonder if I still want to use Mendeley, then... - Björn Brembs
Egon Willighagen
genereg
A recent article in the Guardian proposed anonymous post-publication peer-review. But this idea was firstly introduced at FriendFeed in 2009. Here is the link to this discussion: http://friendfeed.com/science.... And here is the paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.2522
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