Link roundup: Oct–Dec 2020

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The world came into a standstill in March, including this blog. Here’s to a restart.

Chem Sci | Ligand design by targeting a binding site water
Sci. Rep | Statistics for the analysis of molecular dynamics simulations: providing P values for agonist-dependent GPCR activation
Science | Protein storytelling through physics
Nice general MD review
J Med Chem | Chemists: AI Is Here; Unite To Get the Benefits
Sci. Rep | Moving targets in drug discovery

Helen Berman: the crystallographer who pioneered the Protein Data Bank
Nautilus | Kim Stanley Robinson Holds Out Hope
Nature | Postdoc survey reveals disenchantment with working life
‘disenchantment’ is a curious diction… I suppose many of us have been charmed by the wizards of the ivory tower.
Life with purpose
Nature | Why your scientific presentation should not be adapted from a journal article
COVID-19 Molecular Structure and Therapeutics Hub
In the Pipeline | Vaccine Possibilities
SciAm | Mysteries of COVID Smell Loss Finally Yield Some Answers
Nature | Five rules for evidence communication
meta, biomedical research search engine
Nature | Science search engine links papers to grants and patents
C&EN | Covalent drugs go from fringe field to fashionable endeavor
In the Pipeline | Vaccine Efficacy Data!
How can climate be predictable if weather is chaotic?
brainpickings | Tenacity, the Art of Integration, and the Key to a Flexible Mind: Wisdom from the Life of Mary Somerville, for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined
The New Yorker | How the Coronavirus Hacks the Immune System

Do Elephants Have Souls?
Huawei, 5G, and the Man Who Conquered Noise
Wired | Remembrance
How to have a difficult conversation
Twitter magic realism bot
See a Stunningly Surreal Bookstore in China

Top 11 Github Repositories to Learn Python

Do you need a little darkness to get you going? –Mary Oliver

He adopted the following strategy: say what you know; what you don’t know; what you are doing to find out; what people can do in the meantime to be on the safe side; and that advice will change –Nature article

In my work as a mediator, I’ve learnt that successful conversations always involve what I call a ‘gem statement’. When two parties have listened long and hard to each other – have made the heroic effort to listen curiously and empathically even when they disagree strenuously – someone eventually unearths a glowing, priceless gem. It usually takes the form of a short, powerful statement –How to have a difficult conversation

aside from faith,
as far as you know,
you will never have another heart.
better to grow the one you were born with.
Anahata, by Lenelle Moïse

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