On how the male lone genius archetype gets celebrated (in spite of the usual team effort) but the female one gets trolled:

The black hole image and Katie Bouman: the sexist backlash against her, explained - Vox

For real though, I don't get why anyone working in science in the 21st century would be anything other than anticapitalist. Or critical of it at the very least. It does nothing but make our lives difficult.

We're all constantly grovelling for funds. Important articles are hidden behind paywalls. We need to pay to get stuff published. And I'm so tired of hearing things like "yes we'd love to hire you, but we don't have any funding right now."

Great if your colleague's research hits the world news!

Geweldig als je collega's onderzoek wereldnieuws is!

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Fifty years hence so many grad students are going to be reading @garfiald, @selontheweb, @CornishRepublicanArmy, I guarantee it.

Call for participation and for position papers for the Open-Source Information Retrieval Replicability Challenge at :


Dutch researchers: Here's your reminder that since 2015, it is perfectly legal to make ALL your publications open access after a reasonable time: :openaccess:


(sorry Alan, you probably have this all the time...)

The greatest (and most relatable) mad-scientist line ever written:

"Before you go on, let me tell you this was *brilliant* on paper."

Plan S: By 2020 scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants provided by participating national and European research councils and funding bodies, must be published in compliant Open Access Journals or on compliant Open Access Platforms. :openaccess:


I've also blogged today about the history of the term Open Science (a first in what probably will end up as a short series): chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2019

The fediverse is Mastodon, Pleroma, Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Osada and all their friends, federating. But what do we call all the silos, the ad-based family of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and friends? How about Adverse? It's true: a universe founded on ad serving. And a reminder that the offer plenty of adversity.

If you have some basic knowledge of JSON and Linked Data, please help Tobias Kuhn by filling in this quick (5-10 minutes) questionnaire for their research on consuming Linked Data query results:


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