They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
Phil Anderson’s article “More Is Different” describes how different levels of complexity require new ways of thinking. And as the virus multiplies and spreads, that’s just what the human race desperately needs...
The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Earlier this week, the Scientific American Guest Blog hosted a post by Jessica Richman and Zachary Apte, two members of the team at uBiome, a crowdfunded citizen science start-up.
Ever since the first passenger was taken up in the air in 1908 safety has been a major concern of those involved in flying, building and riding airplanes.
When did war begin? Does war have deep roots, or is it a modern invention? A new analysis of ancient human remains by anthropologists Jonathan Haas and Matthew Piscitelli of Chicago’s Field Museum provides strong evidence for the latter view...
When did war begin? Does war have deep roots, or is it a modern invention? A new analysis of ancient human remains by anthropologists Jonathan Haas and Matthew Piscitelli of Chicago's Field Museum provides strong evidence for the latter view...
It’s not every day that you turn away the opportunity to promote a scientific finding that was published in Nature . Usually, an email notification from the prestigious journal sends communications departments such as mine into hyperdrive: press releases, media calls – this stuff is gold...
In non-Western cultures insects are an important food source, providing proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Where eating insects is a norm, people can tell the difference between good insects and bad insects and identify seasonal differences in arthropodal food choices (when to harvest larval states, which adults to avoid, etc.) So why are Americans so averse to this food source?...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - how to destroy art, see like a bee, and commune with one's ancestors. And more.
Check out our newest Image of the Week!- Lawrence Rifkin - My ancestors slept here - Cheryl Murphy - Well, I’ll BEE…Bees see UV - Glendon Mellow - How to Destroy Priceless Works of Art - Becky Crew - New Species, Thor’s Hero Shrew, Will Back Itself in Any Feat of Strength - Jennifer Ouellette - Fermilab Physicist Makes “Frozen Lightning” Art with Accelerators - Katherine Harmon - 3-D Printed Jets Mimic Octopus Propulsion - Melanie Tannenbaum - I’m Excited About The Royal Baby (And It’s Okay If You Are Too) - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Richard Rhodes on the need for nuclear power - Gary Stix - Two Hydrogens and One Oxygen, a Recipe for Cognitive Enhancement? - Khalil A...
Image of the Week #101, July 23rd, 2013: From: What's Worse Than Fecal Transplants? This Gal. by Kalliopi Monoyios at Symbiartic ...
Bioethicists have engaged in endless hand wringing in recent years about whether substances that purportedly allow us to remember and process information more efficiently should be available to everyone, not just kids with ADHD...
When I was a kid my sister and I would go hiking on a wooded Adirondack trail behind my grandparents’ camp. The start of the trail was rugged and involved a rigorous uphill climb but the surprise waiting at the top was always a feast for the eyes...
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