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Did you know that the first scientist to show that changes in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could affect the Earth’s temperature was a woman?

In 1856!

Eunice Foote broke scientific ground that remains more relevant than ever but history overlooked her.

physicstoday.scitation.org/do/

#globalwarming #womeninscience #ScienceMastodon

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When I joined #mastodon, I just wanted an open-source #twitter clone.

I got more than that. Subtle design differences made for healthier conversations in ways I wasn't expecting.

Here's a blog post to try to capture those differences and why they matter. scott.mn/2022/10/29/twitter_fe

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KSJ received an obituary in the NYT, in the series "overlooked no more".

nytimes.com/2019/01/02/obituar

Of course, the article mentions IDF, as well as many of her other contributions to science.

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How did the search engines get so good?
Prof. Mark Sanderson speaking at RMIT Computer Science seminar.

How did the search engines get so good?
Prof. Mark Sanderson speaking at RMIT Computer Science seminar.

Rajeev Rastogi director of machine learning at Amazon speaking at Monash University alumni event in Melbourne says there are many very challenging problems that are still a long way from being solved - for example, writing a summary of a whole group of documents.

Mastodon

The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.