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A conceptual diagram of story elements that contributed to tension or conflict in stories about data management, as collected through interviews with researchers:

http://figshare.com/articles/Data_Stories_Map_of_conflicts_in_stories_about_data_management_and_sharing_updated_17_Sept_2014/1172375

#research #data #management

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Timeseries for examples of language change obtained from the googlengram-corpus:

http://figshare.com/articles/Timeseries_for_examples_of_language_change_obtained_from_the_googlengram_corpus/1172265

This dataset contains 30 timeseries of examples of language change obtained from the googlengram-corpus which were used in the analysis of the paper “Extracting information from S-curves of language change” by F. Ghanbarnejad, M. Gerlach, J. M. Miotto, and E. G. Altmann, [arxiv:1406.4498].

#language

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Treasure Hunting for Type Ia Supernova Ex-Companion Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud:

http://figshare.com/articles/Treasure_Hunting_for_Type_Ia_Supernova_Ex_Companion_Stars_in_the_Large_Magellanic_Cloud/1170221

#stars #astrophysics

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Formation of the Taylor column from a localized radial force:

http://figshare.com/articles/Formation_of_the_Taylor_column_from_a_localized_radial_force/1170082

This movie shows the cylindrical radial velocity (away from the rotation axis, which is the vertical axis on the left hand side of the figure)

In a spherical shell filled with fluid, a localized body force (gaussian profile) is applied where the column starts. It appears that the fluid is entrained on a whole column instead of a point, because of the action of the Coriolis force which tend to make the flow invariant along the rotation axis.

This is known in rotating fluid mechanics as the formation of the Taylor column.

#mechanics #geophysics

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Climatic and catchment drivers of monthly water temperature of UK rivers:

http://figshare.com/articles/Climatic_and_catchment_drivers_of_monthly_water_temperature_of_UK_rivers/1165520

Water temperature is a key control on many river processes including ecology and biogeochemistry. Consequently, the effect of climate change on river and stream temperatures is a major scientific and practical concern. River thermal sensitivity to climate change/ variability is controlled by complex drivers that need to be unravelled to better understanding patterns of spatio-temporal variability and the relative importance of different controls to inform water and land management, specially climate change mitigation and adaptations strategies.

#climate #ecology

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Mitochondrial diversity in rainbow trout and close relatives: 

http://figshare.com/articles/Mitochondrial_diversity_in_rainbow_trout_and_close_relatives/1162875 

#zoology #evolutionary #biology

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#Dreadnoughtus! 

New Dino May Be Largest Land Animal Ever - #3D fossils uploaded to figshare:

http://figshare.com/articles/Dreadnoughtus_schrani_3D_PDF_images_Lacovara_et_al_2014_A_Gigantic_Exceptionally_Complete_Titanosaurian_Sauropod_Dinosaur_from_Southern_Patagonia_Argentina_Scientific_Reports_/1130885

'A Gigantic, Exceptionally Complete Titanosaurian Sauropod Dinosaur from Southern Patagonia, Argentina'

#paleontology

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The time-evolution of sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly along the equator, displaying the SST component of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon.

http://figshare.com/articles/El_Nino_La_Nina_in_the_SST_CCI_Analysis/1159026

SST anomaly is the deviation of SST from the value typical for a given location and time of year. The major ENSO event of 1997/8 stands out (orange and red). The data are from ESA’s Climate Change Iniative project on SST, and are a blend of Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) and Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer SSTs. The ATSR series has a particular role in the project of stabilising the observational accuracy across all other satellite data streams. This use of ATSRs depends on their dual-viewing capability. The next such instrument will be the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) on Sentinel-3.

#oceanography #climate #science