Dan (((Graur)))Officially, Harold Lawson invented pointers in 1964 for the programming language PL/1. In reality, Kateryna Yushchenko came up with pointers in 1955 when she created the Address Programming Language. Sadly, she was a woman writing in Russian. #WomenInSTEM
The practice was probably used to improve the children’s chances of securing a university place.
Dan (((Graur)))What a grand idea: Academics in #SouthKorea list their kids as coauthors, thereby improving their chances of securing a place at a good university. My next article will have 3 additional F2 coauthors, Lilla (6 yrs old) & twins Awdrey & Sophia (almost 2).
A new Assistant or Associate Professor - Computational Biology job is available in Texas. Check it out on INSIGHT Into Diversity.
Dan (((Graur)))In reference to the ad for two positions in computational biology, it should be noted that @UHouston is one of the very few institutions that "is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples."
Dan (((Graur)))The Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Computational Biology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Details here.
Designating rocks just a few kilometres across as moons is misleading and ridiculous. We need to do a Pluto and cut moons down to size, argues Leah Crane
Dan (((Graur)))A beautiful expression "to do a Pluto." as in the solar system has too many moons. It's time to do a Pluto and cut moons down to size, or the Senate has too many #republicans, it's time to do a Pluto.
The US president got a critical detail wrong on his call with NASA astronauts.
Dan (((Graur)))Again, #MoronInChief exhibits ignorance. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir completed the first all female spacewalk, an achievement ruined only by a congratulatory call from know-nothing @realDonaldTrump.
The greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential of organic methods is poorly understood. Here, the authors assess the GHG impact of a 100% shift to organic food production in England and Wales and find that direct GHG emissions are reduced with...
Podos and Cohn-Haft characterize vocal behavior and communication in two of the world's
loudest bird species. Male white bellbirds sing their loudest songs when females are
near; it is unclear why females willingly endure these songs at such close...
Through a number of in vivo and in vitro technologies, Yuan et al. report that high-alcohol-producing
Klebsiella pneumoniae (HiAlc Kpn) occurs in a large percentage of individuals with
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a Chinese cohort....