So, 2020 has been off to an interesting start. The “OpenCon saga” pretty much crippled me professionally. I have spent the last 5 months in isolation mode to recover physically and emotionally from that. Thankfully, while this rather vicious and...
Jon TennantAdversity is always a teaching moment if we approach it with a healthy mindset. Be it online harassment and bullying, or a pandemic. Each moment is an opportunity for introspection. The more difficult and challenging it is, the more room for growth.
This playlist comprises a number of simple meditations to help introduce anyone to the general practice. They are freely available, and the source files and ...
Jon TennantThe little meditation series I've been working on is now available on YouTube!
My hope is that at least a few people find these useful with helping to cope with what is a challenging time.
1: Super-beginners guide to meditation
Parliamentarians and their staff want to use evidence to support their decisions, but they can often feel ‘bombarded’ with the sheer amount of material that is sent their way. Drawing on the findin…
Jon Tennant"MPs and Peers tended not to search for evidence in academic papers, but their staff and House Library staff do. Staff talked about their frustration at finding paywalls that restricted them from accessing information. Open access is crucial."
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Jon TennantAfter more than 3 years of being a nomadic/rogue/independent scientist, I finally succumbed to joining Patreon. Especially after Elsevier, for some bizarre reason, refused to be my personal fiscal sponsor. Go figure...
Jon TennantArticle 27 of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that:
"Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits."
Viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza are lipophilic, enveloped viruses,
and are relatively easy to inactivate by exposure to alcohols. The envelope
mainly consists of the lipid bilayer, taken from the host cells at
assembly/budding stage of the...
Jon TennantThis study suggests that inhaling vapors from alcoholic beverages such as Whisky (1:1 hot water dilution) or Sake at 50~60∘C through the nose for 1-2 minutes will disinfect the corona virus on the mucous membrane. In Ireland we call this a Hot Toddy.