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Ah, today Mastodon seems to be back to normal, which is to provide links to all kinds of new, interesting and cool things.

I've really been missing this! This is why I stuck here in the first place.

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"3 men and 3 women were asked to make a monotone sound, such as ‘aaaa’, while using all kinds of different hand and arm movements. After that, 30 subjects were asked to listen to the recordings. Not only did they guess which movements were made, but, in many cases, they were also able to mimic these movements simultaneously."

allthingslinguistic.com/post/6

Cool huh?

I read this out to Spouse and he said "well it depends if they were doing 'Y' 'M' 'C' 'A'..." waving his arms to do that himself. Ha.

I don't know why I did it. Perhaps in the future I'll know. :D

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My spanking new beaker profile can be found here:

hyper://267ace845c7eedd9224077d1d7b7abdbf4e658ab902557afe0cda0af5d80c8ff/

Also Finland has an excellent public daycare system. We don't really need any private equity investors to run daycare centers for profit.

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So, the biggest private daycare chain (owned by equity investors) in Finland has filed for bankruptcy. The reason for this is that the chain has expanded too quickly and many of their daycare centers have too few kids. They blame the low fertility in Finland for their problems.

I mean, surely you should do some basic market research before expanding too much? You can't expect to have any more kids than there are in the country.

yle.fi/uutiset/3-11352207

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Did humans domesticate plants, or did plants recruit humans for seed dispersal?

Several domesticated crops showed very similar evolutionary adaptions as humans began to cultivate them. The most common way for wild plants to disperse their seeds is to get animals to do it for them, which is why plants evolved fruit. And humans are the best seed dispersers the world has ever seen. For the plants, "domestication" is an evolutionary advantage.

globalplantcouncil.org/anthrop

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Today I released the first edition of Riot Medicine, a public domain book to help street medics in the struggle for liberation, autonomy, and dignity for all. You can download all 466 pages for free here: riotmedicine.net/downloads

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I just saw this cool app where you can watch footage from cities across the world as if you're in a car driving. driveandlisten.herokuapp.com

I'm watching Barcelona right now!

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#Introductions

I am new at this #mastodon instance: I'm an architect and PhD on social sciences who studies the commodifications between #cities, #technology and #society in the context of the Urban Studies and I am now pursuing a more data-scientist approach. I've been using #R for some years and I am now starting with #python

I'm looking for people with similar research interests or who can help me improving my skills.

Thanks @cxli for kindly introducing me to this nice ritual.

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It seems Tolstoy wrote stories for children, but more in the sense that they were intended for children, rather than the sense of being ideal for children, or enjoyed by children.

A funny and scathing review.

"I took the book away and hid it from the children. Later I read it through. If you do this, be sure to read something lighter afterward, like perhaps Anna Karenina’s suicide scene, or a biography of Sylvia Plath."

lareviewofbooks.org/article/le

via language hat

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every few weeks i remember this image and laugh uncontrollably

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