IKMZ, to communicationscholars
@IKMZ@sciences.social avatar

Congratulations to @sina_jb! After being a valued colleague at the @IKMZ for many years, she takes a professorship for and at the Department of Communication and Media (DCM) at the University of Fribourg. She will also become Director of the Institute for Digital Communication and 👏🏻
Sina, we'll miss you – and wish you a smooth start in your new position in February '24!

@communicationscholars

https://www.ikmz.uzh.ch/de/news/news-institut/2023/ruf-sina-blassnig.html

br00t4c, to random
@br00t4c@mastodon.social avatar

Farmers Receive No Response One Week After Oil Spill Was Discovered by Navajo Citizen, Impacting Navajo Grazing and Agricultural Land in Shiprock, New Mexico

https://www.counterpunch.org/2023/12/19/farmers-receive-no-response-one-week-after-oil-spill-was-discovered-by-navajo-citizen-impacting-navajo-grazing-and-agricultural-land-in-shiprock-new-mexico/

PaquitoBernard, to academicchatter
@PaquitoBernard@masto.ai avatar

@PLOS

You are not serious. I received this email (12 days after the expected deadline).

It was the 2nd assessment of this manuscript.

#plos1 @academicchatter
#peerreview #academia #research

prachisrivas, to academicchatter
@prachisrivas@masto.ai avatar

I learned something wonderful today.

The @zotero citation manager automatically alerts you if you cite or have a paper in your database that has been retracted.

Thanks @kdund for following this up!

Very important tool as the numbers of research papers retracted are increasing over time (it seems).

https://masto.ai/@prachisrivas/111602853728668347

@academicchatter

prachisrivas, to academicchatter
@prachisrivas@masto.ai avatar

'The number of retractions issued for research articles in 2023 has passed 10,000 — smashing annual records — as publishers struggle to clean up a slew of sham papers and peer-review fraud.'

Not sure if this happens but there should be a red banner on journal article download pages stating 'retracted'. I don't think most people will check before citing, and there should be alerts in reference management systems too.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-03974-8

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mimarek, to academicchatter
@mimarek@universeodon.com avatar

The popularization of AI chatbots has not boosted overall cheating rates in high schools, according to new research from Stanford University.

About 60% to 70% of surveyed students have engaged in cheating behavior in the last month, not higher than before chatbots.

https://edition.cnn.com/2023/12/13/tech/chatgpt-did-not-increase-cheating-in-high-schools/index.html

@academicchatter

bibliolater, to philosophy
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"This Element examines some of their concerns. It uses evidence that critics of peer review sometimes cite to show its failures, as well as empirical literature on the reception of bullshit, to advance positive claims about how the assessment of scholarly work is appropriately influenced by features of the context in which it appears: for example, by readers' knowledge of authorship or of publication venue."

Levy N. Philosophy, Bullshit, and Peer Review. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009256315 @philosophy

bibliolater, to archaeodons
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"Our project is revealing a new perspective on how these sites, contrary to previous assumptions, seem to have played a significant role in the configuration and evolution of trading networks throughout the Roman period."

Quevedo A, Hernández García Jde D, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez M, Moreno-Martín FJ, Mukai T, Capelli C. Impact of trading networks on a small island at the end of Late Antiquity: Isla del Fraile. Antiquity. 2023:1-9. doi: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2023.182 @archaeodons @antiquidons

bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"The findings gave a unique understanding of life and death in this early Christian Viking community and indicated that it was common to suffer from dental caries, tooth loss, infections of dental origin and tooth pain. These Vikings also manipulated their teeth through filing, tooth picking and other occupational behaviors."

Bertilsson C, Vretemark M, Lund H, Lingström P (2023) Caries prevalence and other dental pathological conditions in Vikings from Varnhem, Sweden. PLOS ONE 18(12): e0295282. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0295282 @archaeodons @science

CSLee, to academicchatter
@CSLee@mastodon.social avatar

I know IRBs aren't perfect, but I'm pretty excited about getting one registered and organized at my place of work. @seresearchers
@academicchatter

https://www.pluralsight.com/resources/blog/leadership/institutional-review-board-at-pluralsight

bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"To address questions about the real appearance of St Anthony, we applied body mass estimation equations to the osteometric measurements taken in 1981, during the public recognition of the Saint’s skeletal remains. Both the biomechanical and the morphometric approach were employed to solve some intrinsic limitations in the equations for body mass estimation from skeletal remains. The estimated body mass was used to assess the physique of the Saint with the body mass index."

Mongillo J, Vescovo G, Bramanti B (2021) Belly fat or bloating? New insights into the physical appearance of St Anthony of Padua. PLOS ONE 16(12): e0260505. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260505 @science

kkormas, to phdlife
@kkormas@mstdn.science avatar
bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"In this study, we developed a soft robotic model of the right heart that accurately mimics RV biomechanics and hemodynamics, including free wall, septal and valve motion."

Singh, M., Bonnemain, J., Ozturk, C. et al. Robotic right ventricle is a biohybrid platform that simulates right ventricular function in (patho)physiological conditions and intervention. Nat Cardiovasc Res (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44161-023-00387-8 @science @engineering

bibliolater, to biology
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"The present study has highlighted the gene-culture co-migration with the demographic movements that occurred during the past two millennia in Central and East Asia. Additionally, this work contributes to a better understanding of the distribution of immunogenic erythrocyte polymorphisms with a view to improve transfusion safety."

Petit, F., Minnai, F., Chiaroni, J. et al. The radial expansion of the Diego blood group system polymorphisms in Asia: mark of co-migration with the Mongol conquests. Eur J Hum Genet 27, 125–132 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41431-018-0245-9 @science @biology

bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"In this study, we developed a soft robotic model of the right heart that accurately mimics RV biomechanics and hemodynamics, including free wall, septal and valve motion."

Singh, M., Bonnemain, J., Ozturk, C. et al. Robotic right ventricle is a biohybrid platform that simulates right ventricular function in (patho)physiological conditions and intervention. Nat Cardiovasc Res (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44161-023-00387-8 @science @engineering

kkormas, to phdlife
@kkormas@mstdn.science avatar
bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

Brozio JP, Stos-Gale Z, Müller J, Müller-Scheeßel N, Schultrich S, et al. (2023) The origin of Neolithic copper on the central Northern European plain and in Southern Scandinavia: Connectivities on a European scale. PLOS ONE 18(5): e0283007. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0283007 @archaeodons @science

bibliolater, to histodon
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"Against the backdrop of the threat of war with Persia and an imminent Spartan invasion which resulted in the overthrow of Hippias (510 BCE), it is considered that a political transition occurred because Greece was both geologically and politically disposed to adopt this labour-intensive silver technology which helped to initiate, fund and protect the radical social experiment that became known as Classical Greece."

Wood, J. R. (2023). Other ways to examine the finances behind the birth of Classical Greece. Archaeometry, 65(3), 570–586. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12839 @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

bibliolater,
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"In particular, I make a response to Wood’s suggestion in Archaeometry (2022, first view, ‘Other ways to examine the finances behind the birth of Classical Greece’) that the end of the production of lead votive figurines in Sparta might have been caused by Athenian restrictions to Laurion lead exports, drawing on new LIA of the Spartan lead votives and wider considerations concerning the trade, cost and volume of lead in the 7th to 5th century bce Mediterranean."

Lloyd, J. T. (2023). Spartan dependence on Laurion lead. Archaeometry, 65(5), 1044–1058. https://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12870 @archaeodons @histodon @histodons

elduvelle, to random
@elduvelle@neuromatch.social avatar

So is this the deal with the new @eLife system:
1- you send your preprint
2- it is reviewed (if they so choose)
3- you eventually upload a final “version of record”
4- you send that version (+reviews) to another journal for publication

Has anyone tried that step 4? Do the “other journals” accept to publish something that’s already been reviewed & published by eLife?

Of course, you could skip step 4 but does having an eLife paper under the new system “count” for your CV?

bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"A radical theory that consistently unifies gravity and quantum mechanics while preserving Einstein’s classical concept of spacetime is announced today in two papers published simultaneously by UCL physicists." https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2023/dec/new-theory-seeks-unite-einsteins-gravity-quantum-mechanics @physics @science

bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"We consider two interacting systems when one is treated classically while the other system remains quantum. Consistent dynamics of this coupling has been shown to exist, and explored in the context of treating space-time classically. Here, we prove that any such hybrid dynamics necessarily results in decoherence of the quantum system, and a breakdown in predictability in the classical phase space."

Oppenheim, J., Sparaciari, C., Šoda, B. et al. Gravitationally induced decoherence vs space-time diffusion: testing the quantum nature of gravity. Nat Commun 14, 7910 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-43348-2 @physics @science

bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"But a new theory, developed by Professor Jonathan Oppenheim (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and laid out in a new paper in Physical Review X (PRX), challenges that consensus and takes an alternative approach by suggesting that spacetime may be classical – that is, not governed by quantum theory at all.

Instead of modifying spacetime, the theory – dubbed a “postquantum theory of classical gravity” – modifies quantum theory and predicts an intrinsic breakdown in predictability that is mediated by spacetime itself. This results in random and violent fluctuations in spacetime that are larger than envisaged under quantum theory, rendering the apparent weight of objects unpredictable if measured precisely enough." https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2023/dec/new-theory-seeks-unite-einsteins-gravity-quantum-mechanics @physics @science

bibliolater, to science
@bibliolater@qoto.org avatar

"But a new theory, developed by Professor Jonathan Oppenheim (UCL Physics & Astronomy) and laid out in a new paper in Physical Review X (PRX), challenges that consensus and takes an alternative approach by suggesting that spacetime may be classical – that is, not governed by quantum theory at all.
Instead of modifying spacetime, the theory – dubbed a “postquantum theory of classical gravity” – modifies quantum theory and predicts an intrinsic breakdown in predictability that is mediated by spacetime itself. This results in random and violent fluctuations in spacetime that are larger than envisaged under quantum theory, rendering the apparent weight of objects unpredictable if measured precisely enough." https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2023/dec/new-theory-seeks-unite-einsteins-gravity-quantum-mechanics @physics @science

jaap, to edutooters
@jaap@mastodon.defiantjc.synology.me avatar

I would like to ask for your help.

As part of my dissertation project, I'm aiming to collect a large research sample to help construct a validated measure on Teacher Attitudes towards Multilingual Learners.

If you are a teacher (primary, secondary, tertiary education), and you teach multilingual students, could I please ask for 10 minutes of your time?

The survey is available here:

https://uofg.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6tZfFXjn5SD2PtA

Please boost—thank you so much!

@edutooters @academicchatter

jaap,
@jaap@mastodon.defiantjc.synology.me avatar

@edutooters @academicchatter

Dear all—thank you so much for your boosts and help with this post. I've currently gathered 42 responses, which has been a great start. If you are a teacher, then please consider helping me out by adding your opinions to my research project.

I've begun my exploratory factor analysis, and I would love to have more responses to help improve validity. So far, the results are definitely giving me incredibly useful input. Once again, thank you!

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