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Olfaction Reaction Expansion

ποντίκι / μυς, mouse (Mus musculus) by George Shuklinποντίκι / μυς, mouse (Mus musculus) by George Shuklin by dullhunk (cc by)

... this is cool, important, and well done research. But as in most cases, we should be cautious in making assumptions about how broadly it applies

biogeo offers an outstanding, detailed backgrounder in the Turning off intergenerational trauma in mice thread.

11/11/19
by taz

Tick Talk Time

Deer Tick!Deer Tick! by www.FrankBonilla.art (cc by-nc-nd)

Blasdelb offers a fantastic explainer in Too-Ticky's thread on "weaponized ticks."

08/27/19
by taz

Stare, Displace, Charge, Stare

A cat is posed seated on a chair in front of another cat operating a camera.A cat is posed seated on a chair in front of another cat operating a camera. by Beverly & Pack (cc by)

Mefites imagine results as a text-based cat adventure game in the thread for not_on_display's "researchers study cats wearing cameras" post, plus some Mefelines' 24-hr diaries transcribed, and we are introduced to tula's tiny-camera enabled narrative_cat Instagram (!): She's the artist, I curate.

06/05/19
by taz

Fighting the Blight

Kunes Camp Trail (17)Kunes Camp Trail (17) by Nicholas_T (cc by)

Plant pathologist here: hey, we're working on it! acrasis explains some of the challenges of working with forest tree diseases in Fizz's post on the struggle to fight the catastrophic decimation of the American Chestnut Tree.

05/04/19
by taz

Buy, Buy Birdy

Mnemosyne's River

“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ“Eddie Kang: In the middle of, 2013 (mixed media on canvas)” / Gallery Ihn / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13996.SQ by See-ming Lee (SML) (cc by-nc)

Don't forget to remember to check out Wolfdog's fascinating post on augmenting long-term memory, featuring an essay on personal memory systems by Michael Nielsen.

08/18/18
by taz

Research on online community moderation!
A couple of human-computer interaction researchers (and MeFites!) are working on a project looking at moderation dynamics in online communities; if you want to share your thoughts/experiences on MeFi, come on over to MetaTalk!

03/26/18
by cortex

Helping

Image from page 129 of Image from page 129 of "Class of 1917" (1917) by Internet Archive Book Images

Nice storyfilter: In the Metatalktails thread about your best problem-solving moments, johnofjack shares how library research helped a patron in an unexpected way.

Green Book Connection

The Green BookThe Green Book

We're working on some neat ideas for a project around these materials -- not quite ready for me to link to, but if anyone wants access to the OCR data of the page images, or anything like that, just let me know!

Cool! NYPL Labs' Josh Hadro (who also happens to be Mefi's own Hadroed) shows up in the thread for MonkeyToes' great post about the now digitized "Green Book" travel guide that provided black motorists with peace of mind while they drove through a country where racial segregation was the norm.

11/02/15
by taz

What happens when you accidentally legalize prostitution?

Sex Workers Rights ProtestSex Workers Rights Protest by Eliya (cc by-nc)

FYI, I'm one of the authors. I can answer specific questions.

Mefi's own scunning shows up to comment on a post about what their research revealed when prostitution was inadvertently decriminalized in Rhode Island, and invites comments, criticism, and hypotheses.

07/20/14
by taz

Kickstarter tips and stats from an academic

MeFi member blahblahblah is an academic researcher that has studied Kickstarter and shares a bunch of really interesting tidbits and statistics about successful campaigns.

Your chances go down 13% if you make a spelling error. [...] 21% of successful projects have female cofounders. Being a woman has no statistical bearing on outcomes...

(you can download the paper this data was based on as well)

07/25/13
by mathowie

[citation needed]

Necco resistorNecco resistor by oskay (cc by)

Can anyone verify that Byrd took NECCO Wafers on his expedition?

08/25/12
by jessamyn

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