08 Jul 20:54

[ASAP] Metal-Catalyzed Carbon–Carbon Bond Cleavage of Unstrained Alcohols

by Marius D. R. Lutz and Bill Morandi*

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Chemical Reviews
DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00154
08 Jul 05:01

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08 Jul 15:29

here’s a bunch of help finding a new job

by Ask a Manager

Since lots of people are job-searching right now, here’s a round-up of some of the most key job-searching advice on this site.

Resumes and Cover Letters

The first thing to know is, if you’re not getting interviews, you probably need to fix your resume and cover letter.

If you’re thinking your materials are fine, know this: Very frequently, people who are struggling to get interviews tell me they’re confident that their resume and cover letter aren’t the problem since they’ve had good feedback about them. But when I ask to see them, nearly always they are the problem. The people who told them that they were good were wrong — they didn’t have the experience or the insight to know what would make a really great resume or letter. So these job-seekers have been continuing to apply with mediocre materials and are frustrated because they can’t figure out why they’re not getting interviews!

This is highly likely to be true for you as well if (1) your resume mainly lists your job duties rather than talking about the outcomes you achieved at each job, and/or (2) your cover letter basically summarizes the information in your resume (in which case it’s not adding anything at all to your application).

Read these:

Resumes

Cover letters

Examples of good cover letters

Interviews

More

That will get you started on the basics! If you want more detailed guidance, there’s much more in my e-book, How To Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager, where I give you step-by-step help through every stage of your job search, explaining at each step what a hiring manager is thinking and what they want to see from you. Learn more here.
how to get a job

here’s a bunch of help finding a new job was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

08 Jul 16:05

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Optimism

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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The author wishes to state clearly that this is not intended to shame anyone. Except for you, Dave. You're gross.


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08 Jul 07:50

Comic: Deepfakes

by Gabe@penny-arcade.com (Gabe)
New Comic: Deepfakes
08 Jul 15:55

Ask Ars: Should you stop using the word “marijuana”?

by Jonathan M. Gitlin
Ask Ars: Should you stop using the word “marijuana”?

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Here's a question to ponder this morning: should people use the word "cannabis" or "marijuana" when referring to the psychoactive plant? That sounds like a pretty left-field question for a Wednesday morning, we know. But it was sparked by a lengthy discussion in the Ars office this morning, and we figured it might be interesting to get your take on the issue, particularly since the way we use language is under the spotlight right now.

Confession time: the debate was initiated by yours truly. I find it hard not to be pedantic, and since the actual names of the plants that people smoke (or vape, or eat) are cannabis sativa and cannabis indica, I think that's what we should use when we write about the topic at Ars. The word "marijuana" is also specific to North America, and while our audience is predominantly North American, it's not exclusively so.

But there's another reason to drop "marijuana" from the style guide: in the 1930s there was a conscious, racist effort by US government authorities to demonize the drug by associating it with Mexico.

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08 Jul 05:44

Wednesday assorted links

by Tyler Cowen

1. “Prisoners have long used contraband cellphones to pull off all manner of scams from the inside. But in attempting to build and sell a house from behind bars, Murray allegedly took things to a new level of sophistication.”  Link here, recommended.

2. Charlie Songhurst is one of the smartest people I know.  Podcast with him, recommended.

3. Acoustic levitation of objects inside your body.

4. How did Helen DeWitt and Andrew Gelman end up co-authoring a piece?  I’d like to read another piece on that, it could be co-authored by them too.

5. Blindsight.

6. Is the dam starting to break? (but in which direction?)  And “I am so sorry.” And another retraction.  And more.  Egads, and A+.

7. War over being nice.  Wordy at first, but an important attempt, recommended.

The post Wednesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

08 Jul 01:05

Calgarians turn up their noses at nasal swab COVID tests

by Bill Macfarlane
Nasal swabs for COVID-19 have become more common in Alberta and that seems to have changed at least some people's minds about getting tested.
08 Jul 16:18

[ASAP] Electric-Field Mediated Chemistry: Uncovering and Exploiting the Potential of (Oriented) Electric Fields to Exert Chemical Catalysis and Reaction Control

by Sason Shaik*†, David Danovich†, Jyothish Joy†, Zhanfeng Wang†§, and Thijs Stuyver*†‡

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c05128
08 Jul 05:44

Wednesday assorted links

by Tyler Cowen

1. “Prisoners have long used contraband cellphones to pull off all manner of scams from the inside. But in attempting to build and sell a house from behind bars, Murray allegedly took things to a new level of sophistication.”  Link here, recommended.

2. Charlie Songhurst is one of the smartest people I know.  Podcast with him, recommended.

3. Acoustic levitation of objects inside your body.

4. How did Helen DeWitt and Andrew Gelman end up co-authoring a piece?  I’d like to read another piece on that, it could be co-authored by them too.

5. Blindsight.

6. Is the dam starting to break? (but in which direction?)  And “I am so sorry.” And another retraction.  And more.  Egads, and A+.

7. War over being nice.  Wordy at first, but an important attempt, recommended.

The post Wednesday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

08 Jul 17:31

Exceptionally low charge trapping enables highly efficient organic bulk heterojunction solar cells

Energy Environ. Sci., 2020, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/D0EE01338B, Communication
Open Access Open Access
Jiaying Wu, Jinho Lee, Yi-Chun Chin, Huifeng Yao, Hyojung Cha, Joel Luke, Jianhui Hou, Ji-Seon Kim, James Durrant
In this study, we investigate the underlying origin of the high performance of PM6:Y6 organic solar cells. Employing transient optoelectronic and photoemission spectroscopies, we find that this blend exhibits greatly...
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08 Jul 07:20

Chapter 77: Page 7

Well!
08 Jul 06:49

Girl Genius for Wednesday, July 08, 2020

The Girl Genius comic for Wednesday, July 08, 2020 has been posted.
08 Jul 05:01

Comic for July 08, 2020

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08 Jul 22:46

Comic for 2020.07.08

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
09 Jul 02:03

The Far Side Returns After 25 Years, and It's All Digital

by BeauHD
Gary Larson has released new comics for the The Far Side, the first strips since January 1995. Larson does however caution that this is "not a resurrection of The Far Side daily cartoons." He adds: "I'm just exploring, experimenting, and trying stuff." The Verge reports: The first of the new comics features bears, aliens, and taxidermy (all staples of The Far Side). The style is comfortably familiar, with two large exceptions: instead of watercolor, the new comics are done in digital brushstrokes that make the images feel more volumetric and vibrant than the original full-color cartoons. Also, the penned outlines, which exist in both the watercolor and black-and-white original comics, are almost entirely gone. The end result is images that evoke the feel of the old comics but are somehow a little less cartoony. The characters and elements all feel unified in the scene together. Both the style changes and the comic's return are due to the fact that Larson is now using a digital tablet. After years of frustration dealing with clogged pens and dried-up markers, Larson decided to give going digital a chance. "I was stunned at all the tools the thing offered, all the creative potential it contained. I simply had no idea how far these things had evolved," Larson writes in an opening letter for New Stuff, the title for his new works. "Perhaps fittingly, the first thing I drew was a caveman."

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08 Jul 20:22

[ASAP] Reductive Cross-Coupling between Unactivated C(aryl)–N and C(aryl)–O Bonds by Chromium Catalysis Using a Bipyridyl Ligand

by Jinghua Tang†, Fei Fan†, Xuefeng Cong†, Lixing Zhao, Meiming Luo, and Xiaoming Zeng*

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c05730
08 Jul 10:56

Comic: Deepfakes

by Gabe@penny-arcade.com (Gabe)
New Comic: Deepfakes
08 Jul 23:24

Acceptable Risk

Good thing I'm not already prone to overthinking everyday decisions!
09 Jul 05:07

Comic for July 09, 2020

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09 Jul 01:06

Acceptable Risk

Good thing I'm not already prone to overthinking everyday decisions!
10 Jul 05:08

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09 Jul 15:35

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Meaning

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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I'm informed this also works excellently for The Hobbit.


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10 Jul 05:11

Comic for 2020.07.10

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic
10 Jul 13:29

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Human

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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If your reaction is 'but it's easy to count the dots' you might want to check your motherboard.


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