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7 submissions to AIDS

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This user has so far shared a total of 17 links, started a total of 6 discussions and submitted a total of 112 comments.

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deleted by user submitted by deleted to science

Doxy 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago

I think calling it "eyeball creature" is pretty sensationalist and not accurate. Its 'cornea' is made up of mitochondria. Actual eyes have several layers of cells and collagen making up the cornea. Its 'retina' is a formerly-photosynthetic light receptor which takes advantage of the magnifying and concentrating properties of the adjacent structures. Eyes' retinas are collections of epithelial cells and neurons which carry biochemical reactions when exposed to light. I mean, sure it may resemble an eyeball at plain sight, but I don't favor comparing this rudimentary apparatus to eyes.

I'm not saying this is a lame discovery or a lame organism. This is an extraordinary creature -and quite evolved, because it managed to assemble an apparatus using three different structures-, it would be nice to know its actual physiology; however, I think the title is misleading.

Can we not post stuff that doesn't have an article/journal link in it? submitted by Whishkey to science

Doxy 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago

And please let's avoid using sensationalist, click-baiting titles. Most of the times they are false or exaggerated statements.

Academic oligarchy: Majority of science publishing is controlled by just six companies. submitted by Spiral_Out to science

Doxy 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago

Elsevier has quite a monopoly in medicine books and magazines. Last year I had access through my University. This year I'm struggling because they keep rising their prices and my University cancelled the subscription. Actually, this has been a matter of controversy:

Reed Elsevier has been criticised for the high prices of its journals and services, especially Elsevier and LexisNexis. It has also supported SOPA, PIPA and the Research Works Act, although it no longer supports the last. Because of this, members of the scientific community have boycotted Elsevier journals.

Reed Elsevier collects, uses, and sells data on millions of consumers. It has settled a Federal Trade Commission action taken against it, for failure to provide reasonable security for a database containing names, current and prior addresses, dates of birth, drivers license numbers and Social Security numbers, amongst other data.

As a company they are the worst and I hate them (check the wikipedia page for even more controversies regarding copyright law and mislabeling products). As a publisher I love their publications and I need them.

Luckily we have libgen.

EDIT: I also found this wikipedia article listing even more shady practices of the publishing company. We should boycott Elsevier. I'm serious.

EDIT 2: I created /v/BoycottElsevier

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Download More RAM! Satirical technology postings for everyone! submitted by Ophion to ShamelessSelfPromo

Doxy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

This is a pretty cool subverse. I'll subscribe.

The dark spot on Charon is now dubbed **MORDOR**. YAAAAAAAAAAAA submitted by BOTUS to space

Doxy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

From the wikipedia article:

It is named after the shadow lands (Mordor) in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Although the name is not yet official, Cathy Olkin mentioned at the 15 July NASA news conference that the team had been using the name informally.

Here's a picture of it. It is the dark spot at the top.

The dark spot on Charon is now dubbed **MORDOR**. YAAAAAAAAAAAA submitted by BOTUS to space

Doxy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I agree. I really liked the Greek/Roman mythology names. I saw that as a homage to the civilizations from whom we inherited most of our culture. And although I do think Tolkien's work is remarkable, it is impossible to compare it to Greek and Roman mythology.

As you say, I fear picking something popular may backfire, leaving us in some years with asteroids named Sheldon or Leonard. I would hate that.