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  • PestNet - Resources and an online community for crop pests and diseases

    PestNet is a network that helps people worldwide obtain rapid advice and information on crop protection, including the identification and management of plant pests. It started in 1999. Anyone with an interest in plant protection is welcome to join. PestNet is free to members and is moderated, ensuring that messages are confined to plant protection.

    The network was initiated in the Pacific Islands and has much useful information on the pests and diseases of taro (Colocasia esculenta).

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    Welcome in Japanese 歓迎


    By Research Cooperative, 2021-06-07
    Welcome in Japanese 歓迎

    ようこそ!このウェブサイトは学究的、技術的、そして教育的なコミュニケーションを様々な人の間で生み出そうと考えて立ち上げたソーシャルネットワークです。

    このネットワークは国や言語に関わらず、教育者、生徒、編集者、校正者、翻訳者、イラストレーター、索引者、発行者の人々がお互いを助け合い、協力し合う場所です。

    会員費は無料で、どの国からでも参加することが可能です。

    ここをクリックして頂ければ、どのようにこのコミュニティーに参加するのかが細かく説明されています。このウェブサイトは英語を利用していますが、様々な言語をしゃべれるメンバーも大歓迎です。このウェブサイトを立ち上げたのは、ニュージーランド出身で大阪の博物館で研究者を勤めている者です。

    (Courtesy Leola Hara , Research Cooperative member, 7th June 2021)

    Research Co-op Japan

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    Students Against the Draft (SAD) was a coalition of student and off-campus groups and individuals of various political affiliation who believed that resisting government and state terrorism was urgent. Hundreds of soon-to-be-disenfranchised students listened inspirationally to 7 speakers sharing their love, dedication, and bravery for peace and liberty at South Oval.

    Syeed Milky, a foreign exchange student from Bangladesh, told the audience that "Fighting for peace is the most difficult battle I've ever fought". He said that he saw his government kill students and other people in his home country and that, although the draft did not affect him personally, we must make our collective voices heard for peace.

    Rex Friend, a member of the National Lawyers' Guild who had worked on several draft registration resister's cases, had assisted resister Ben Sasway in his unsuccessful defense from prosecution for not registering for the draft and later saw him jailed. Friend said that hundreds of thousands of American youth refuse to register for draft slavery. He explained that the government's prosecution of draft resisters is unconstitutional because, to avoid the costs of prosecuting everyone, it seeks to punish only a select few.

    Elizabeth Fleming spoke on behalf of the Society of Friends. She spoke about the people in Central America and Africa who have been mortared and shot by CIA mercenaries. Fleming envisioned a Peace Academy to promote peace and stop government from waging endless wars.

    Jerry Messick, a member of Vietnam Veterans Against War, explained how the CIA invades Central American countries, bombs factories, bombs civilians, kidnaps teachers, kills children, and creates nameless graves. Messick said that U.S. corporate interests in Nicaraugua and El Salvador are responsible for the CIA presence there. He explained from a veteran's perspective how the draft uses its victim before discarding him.

    Mary Long, a member of a student Socialist group, explained how the military is too often the only escape available to America's rural and urban poor. Long reminded the audience that later that night would be the last broadcast of the television sitcom "MASH". She said "Tonight when you are toasting the end of BJ and Hawkeye's war, you should be thinking about how to stop our wars".

    Robert Chambers, a McDonald's manager and member of the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma, explained that individuals founded this country through battle against a British king. Our Founding Fathers said no more will people be subservient to a king; government representatives will be servants of the people. Chambers said that draft slavery violates the Bill of Rights. He also explained how draft slavery creates a caste system - "you become cold, you become iron, you become steel, you become a resource". Chambers argued for a noninterventionist foreign policy and a military that polices U.S. borders only. "I am offering a solution", he said, "vote the Democrats and Republicans out of office".

    Bioinformatics toolkit


    By Research Cooperative, 2021-05-03

    Many online services, free and paid, are now available for analysing DNA sequences and other forms of genetic data. For example:

    ATGC bioinformatics platform (Montpellier, France) - data can be uploaded, analysed, and the results will be sent back by email.

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    Numbers Toolkit


    By Research Cooperative, 2021-04-14

    This toolkit will cover all kinds of number conversion other than cash and time conversions, which have their own "toolkits" in this blog.

    Roman to decimal numbers - courtesy of CalculatorSoup, where innumerable other number converters are provided!

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