How I research
The most useful thing that has helped me be more productive in uncovering new and interesting things is to do things with a purpose. Research included.
As for the research itself, I use all the tools available to me to answer a question I have. I love using macOS dictionary app to quickly go and read a wiki article. It is amazing how fast it lets me both search for things there and simply explore the depth of the wiki.
For searching, I use:
- Google - General / programming related.
- DuckDuckGo - Private searches / instant answers / cheat sheets.
- GitHub - Software / repos / code search
And of course I love specializing my search to any website I wish. My Web Searches workflow lets me do that with ease and anyone can download it too to get all these search super powers.
There is also absolutely amazing workflow to search various websites with autosuggestions. I highly recommend it. It essentially lets you have powerful search like Google, DuckDuckGo, YouTube and more from wherever you are in your operating system.
Super fast access to all knowledge of the world
It's insane, the world we live in.
We have all the knowledge of every human who has ever lived or lives now at our disposal. Not many people do share all their knowledge in a continuous way like I do here but most people share it through their blogs. Their code, videos, tweets and other mediums.
Google, DuckDuckGo and other search engines are phenomenal in how they solve this problem of trying to access and query all this collective sum of knowledge.
Together with Learn Anything, you have all the superpowers of this world to create anything and everything. Things that didn't exist before. Ideas and thoughts that weren't thought of before.
- It would be nice to have something like Spotify for scientific publishing. Versioning for papers/research to improve reproducibility.
- Improve understanding: go slowly, take notes, and pause when you don’t understand something. If that’s every sentence, so be it. Do external research to understand 1 paper at a time.
- Peer review is great if your model captures the real world situation, but most models include only a small part of (the relevant parts of) reality and can lead to false confidence.
- Just because you wrote down a theory and a bunch of other people cited it does not mean that you explained anything, understood anything, or discovered anything.
- Everything looks good on paper, but it gets thrown out the window when you start to hit big adoption. It’s all a guessing game and you have to let the market decide at scale.
- Research debt
- Some notes on doing research
- Awesome research
- Academic Torrents - Distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers. (HN)
- So You Want to Be a Research Scientist (2018)
- Ask HN: What can I do to accelerate scientific research? (2019)
- Prophy - Search research documents.
- A network of science: 150 years of Nature papers (2019)
- Is Your Research Software Correct? (Lobsters)
- Stagnation and scientific incentives (2020) (Tweet)
- Zenodo - Small layer on top of Invenio, a free software suite enabling you to run your own digital library or document repository on the web.
- Keeping a Bibliography (2020) (HN)
- Tips for releasing research code in Machine Learning
- Jekyll-Scholar - Jekyll extensions for the blogging scholar.
- Peer Review (2020) (HN)
- 10 Tips for Research and a PhD (2020)
- Resources for Running Research Groups
- Where to Start Research? (2020)
- Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught (1997) (HN)
- Relevance of researchers in a compute driven world (2020) (Tweet)
- Scientists who never won a Nobel Prize (2019) (HN)
- List of years in science - Events related to science or technology which occurred in the listed year.
- Edinburgh Research Archive - Digital repository of original research produced at The University of Edinburgh.
- ScienceDirect.com - Science, health and medical journals, full text articles and books.
- Google Research (GitHub)
- Cloudflare Research (Code) (Announcement)
- Microsoft Research
- Yandex Research (GitHub)
- Adobe Research
- JetBrains Research
- Snap Research (GitHub)
- VMware Research
- The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (2018) (HN)
- Lecture Notes on Design & Analysis of Experiments
- Nature Scientific Reports
- NobelPrize.org - Set of annual international awards on science.
- Why writing research proposals is important for any researcher
- PLOS Journals - Influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine.
- Guide to Awesome Research Proposals
- NVIDIA Research (GitHub)
- Crossminds - Latest Tech Research Videos. (Explore)
- Highly Cited Researchers (h>100)
- The structure and interpretation of scientific models (2020)
- PubPub - Collaborative Community Publishing. (Code)
- Collaborative scientific publishing (2017)
- MIT DSpace - Digital repository for MIT's research, including peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, theses, and more.
- Zenodo - Research. Shared.
- Research Taste Exercises (2021)
- Reflections on 2020 as an independent researcher
- The speed of science (2021)
- Why “Trusting the Science” Is Complicated (2021) (HN)
- How Can I Academia When My Brain Can't Even? (2020)
- Research software code is likely to remain a tangled mess (2021) (HN)
- ORCID - Provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher.
- Trust: The Need for Public Understanding of How Science Works (2021) (HN)
- MIT Press Journals
- The MIT Press launches Direct to Open (2021) (HN)
- The Lens - Free & Open Patent and Scholarly Search.
- Iris.ai - AI engine for scientific text understanding.
- Substance - Self-publish your research. (GitHub)
- The Overedge Catalog: The Future of Research Organizations
- Sabine Hossenfelder | Research Made Easy: Evaluate and Rank Your Way (2021)
- Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
- Awesome Reproducible Research
- Should Knowledge Be Free? (2020)
- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals. (HN)
- Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub and Open Science: We Are the Library
- New Science - Aims to build new institutions of basic science, starting with the life sciences. (Tweet)
- Ask HN: Anybody Started a Research Institute? (2021)
- Theories Used in information systems (IS) Research Wiki
- ReScience C - Reproducible Science is Good. Replicated Science is better. (Code)
- Beaker - Collaborative platform for rapid and reproducible research. (Code)
- The Myth of the Expert Reviewer (2021)
- Citation Statement Search - Search 885M+ citation statements at once from 26M full-text research articles.
- A better Google Scholar (2021)
- How to succeed as an undergraduate researcher (2018)
- Science Corporation - Developing products for an exciting future. (Article)
- Inconsistency in Conference Peer Review: Revisiting the 2014 NeurIPS Experiment (2021) (Paper Explained)
- A World Without Sci-Hub (2021) (HN)
- Patent analysis using the Google Patents Public Datasets on BigQuery
- Links with advice related to grad school applications, research, phd etc.
- Why Can't I Reproduce Their Results? (2020)
- It's hard to overstate what a scam academic and scientific publishing is (HN)
- Awesome Materials Informatics
- How to Research Almost Anything - Three part tutorial series on how to access all of the MOOCs, books, and scientific papers.
- UNSWorks - UNSW Open Access institutional repository.
- Library Genesis - File-sharing based shadow library website for scholarly journal articles, academic and general-interest books, images, comics, audiobooks, and magazines. (Awesome)
- Writing good research code
- The Good Research Code Handbook (Code)
- Hamming, "You and Your Research" (1995) (Notes)
- Google Research: Themes from 2021 and Beyond (HN)
- Ask HN: Should I publish my research code? (2022)
- Who cares about plagiarism? (2022) (HN)
- We need to talk about RFCs (2022)
- The Hollywood Analogy — science better (Tweet)
- First Steps to Getting Started in Open Source Research (2021) (Tweet)
- Balaji Srinivasan: The Network State (2022)
- BioRender Poster Builder
- Astera Institute - Empower visionary, high-leverage science and technology projects with the capacity to create transformative progress for human civilization.
- Advanced Research Community
- Science Is Getting Harder (2022) (HN)
- Tropy - Explore your research photos. (Code)
- Real peer review has never been tried (2022)
- How to become a pirate archivist (2022) (HN)
- Unpaywall - Open database of 20 million free scholarly articles.
- Decentralized Science explained
- The Death of Quanta Magazine (2022) (HN)
- Causaly - Biomedical search platform. (GitHub)
- The rise and fall of peer review (2022) (HN)
- Open Editors - Web scraping data about editors of scientific journals.
- Royal Astronomical Society: all journals to publish as open access from 2024 (HN)
- Why did Google Brain exist? (2023) (HN)
- How to Do Great Research (Code)