How Significant are Conifers for the Silicon Biogeochemical Cycle?

The conifers were generally shown by Hodson et al. (2005) to be low silicon accumulators. The apparent reason is that conifers (and many gymnosperms) largely lack NIPIIs, aquaporins that are... continue reading

Supporting basic science through the crowd funding online platform

During and after world war II, science has been supported by government. Science became huge and money-based activities. Norms such as CUDOS that has been support science began to be diminished since capitalism governs science. Competitions... continue reading

Searching for "Tabby's Star" Analogs in Stripe 82

"Tabby's Star" is an anomalous F star with repeated short-term variability, and a steady 3% dimming over 4-years. The star spent... continue reading

A first law of humanities computing

In the course of the last decade, I formulated what I consider to be something of a law concerning the use of computing in Humanities research:

The novel and... continue reading

Promoting Open Research among future scientists.

It’s easier to mold a human at his childhood days than at later part of his life. The proposed idea is based on this simple fact.
Imagine creating an online platform that acts an incubator for Open Research. The platform could be... continue reading

miniReproducibility Project

A valuable but hidden set of data: research trainees spend months to years confirming previously published data. These experiments are not considered publishable. Other trainees in the same field “reinvent the wheel” due to lack of publicly... continue reading

"Working Open" Guide

Since the Mozilla Science Lab launched two years ago, we’ve tested ways to help the research community work together to build new tools for science. Through our Collaborate platform and [code... continue reading

Inferring the existence of gravitons from the gravitational wave spectrum

If gravitational waves exist, we might observe them with LIGO sometime in the next decade. Just as the existence of quantized energy (photons) was inferred by the distribution of the blackbody spectrum, the existence of gravitons can be inferred... continue reading

Are male killer whale (Orcinus orca) dorsal fins indicators of fitness?

The females of many animals may assess the fitness and health of males via displays or physical features, such as the tail of a peacock []. Physical features may be a “handicap” that fit males can... continue reading


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