Rogue Scholar Posts

Published in GigaBlog

Today we publish a new Data Release presenting a dataset of jellyfish sightings collected by citizen scientists from 2021 through 2023 within Hong Kong waters. This is the first example where our curation team have worked with a Citizen Science project to share their observations in the GBIF biodiversity database.

Published in Henry Rzepa's Blog

In the previous post, I explored the so-called “impossible” molecule methanetriol. It is regarded as such because the equilbrium resulting in loss of water is very facile, being exoenergic by ~14 kcal/mol in free energy. Here I explore whether changing the substituent R could result in suppressing the loss of water and stabilising the triol.

Published in chem-bla-ics

Making something FAIR is hard, particularly when you do more than making something findable. We’ve seen before that making something usefully findable requires deep indexing, and already that continues to be difficult, because we are not seeing it enough. So, when I thought convert a paper led by Hoet’s lab in Leuven into machine-actionable RDF to make it FAIR, I gravely underestimated the amount of work.

Published in Economics from the Top Down
Author Blair Fix

Your browser does not support the audio tag. Download: PDF | EPUB | MP3 | WATCH VIDEO [R]esource productivity can — and should — grow fourfold. … Thus we can live twice as well — yet use half as much. — Factor Four , 1997 When it comes to our sustainability problems, striving for greater resource efficiency seems like an obvious solution.

Published in chem-bla-ics

Publishing grant proposal is still not very common. The proposal published in Research Ideas and Outcomes) (doi:10.3897/rio.10.e124884) for the NWO Open Science grant for the CDK is, however, not the first and hopefully not the last. Interestingly, it is already cited in (the German) Wikipedia. It is used there to support a statement which tools use the Chemistry Development Kit.

Published in re3data COREF Project Blog
Author re3data Team

The re3data Editorial Board is pleased to welcome seven new members: Dalal Hakim Rahme, Coordinator of Content Curation, United Nations Rene Faustino Gabriel Junior, Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grando do Sul Sandra Gisela Martín, Library Director, Universidad Católica de Córdoba Tekleweyni Geday, Lecturer, Mekelle University Theodora Bloom, Executive Editor, BMJ Vaidas Morkevičius, Professor, Lithuanian Data Archive for Social

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Author Lukas Mezger

Nach dem italienischen Kulturgüterschutzgesetz ist eine spezielle Verwaltungsabgabe zu zahlen, wenn historische Gebäude und Kunstwerke abgebildet werden. Ein Urteil des Stuttgarter Landgerichts hat den kuriosen Gebührenforderungen nun endlich Grenzen gesetzt. Und das Kulturministerium in Rom ergänzte die Vorschrift immerhin um Ausnahmen für die Wissenschaft.

Published in Stories by Research Graph on Medium
Author Amanda Kau

A novel compression technique ensuring comparable performance with 70% less parameters Author Amanda Kau ( ORCID : 0009–0004–4949–9284) Introduction The sizes of large language models (LLMs) have been steadily increasing over the last few years.

Do you maintain an open-source project like an R package or a collection thereof, and wonder how to best use various communication channels to inform and engage with your community of users?We’ve consolidated this list of tips.Some of them are required in our opinion, others are simply nice to have.Required: Having good release notes Since you’re developing a product, the first act of communication is to write informative release notes.Release

Published in Henry Rzepa's Blog

What constitutes an “impossible molecule”? Well, here are two, the first being the topic of a recent article[1]. The second is a favourite of organic chemistry tutors, to see if their students recognise it as an unusual (= impossible) form of a much better known molecule. Perhaps we could define impossible molecules into two slightly different classes.