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Launch of Translate Science

We are a new working group that wants to build tools to make #translations of scientific articles/reports/books, abstracts, titles and terms more accessible and (thus) stimulate the production of such translations.

#Introduction #Introductions #translation #science #scientificLiterature #ScholarlyLiterature #OpenScience #OpenAccess

We launched a new group to promote the translation of the scientific literature variable-variability.blogspot.

We are naturally also on the Fediverse: @TranslateScience

In my own post on the group I write about how I changed from thinking English is just a basic science skill, like statistics and coding, to starting this group due to my work as #climatologist.

Translating scientific works is part of #OpenScience. Language barriers should not waste scientific talent.

#ClimateChange #Climatology

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The Free/Open Source Software movement is a revolution against the likes of Bill Gates and what they stand for in regards to intellectual property. When the boundary between vaccine technology and software became blurry guess whose ugly face reappears to protect profit?

"Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised India’s handling of the second surge of the COVID-19 pandemic."

"وأشار المدير التنفيذي لصندوق الاستثمارات المباشرة كيريل دميترييف إلى أن الشراكة مع Minapharm أصبحت أول عقد لإنتاج "سبوتنيك V" في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا."

في الجزائر، شبعونا مقروط.

I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

NASA flew a helicopter on Mars and I still don't know how to use mail merge.

A Nature Editorial, looking at the merits of a temporary lifting of #Patents for #COVID19 #Vaccines to help speed up distribution.

"This idea needs to be considered seriously because a temporary IP waiver could have a role in accelerating the end of the pandemic. It would also send a powerful message from richer countries and pharmaceutical companies that they are willing to forgo some profit for the greater good."

Received my first dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine today🤞💉
أخدت أول جرعة تطعيم أسترازينيكا / أوكسفورد النهاردة، بيشتغلوا من ٨ صباحاً إلى ٨ مساءً والمكان منظم، أنتظرت ٤٥ دقيقة.

We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 40! After countless hours of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!

See the release highlights at

Or view all the details in our release notes:

#GNOME40 #releaseday #OpenSource

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