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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Mystery Micrograph revival time! Y'all failed the previous one, but fear not -- there are plenty more to come! The subject of the last puzzle, shown below, is the surface of a testate amoeba -- namely, the organic test of Arcella spp...
Measuring Ultraviolet radiation, improving crop yield via electric currents and creating electricity from traffic: Meet the Science in Action Finalists, Part 2
On June 27, the winner of the second annual $50,000 Scientific American Science in Action Award , powered by the Google Science Fair, will be announced.
The Supreme Court today struck down a federal requirement that forced private health organizations to denounce prostitution in order to get funding for programs aimed at preventing or treating HIV/AIDS.The decision marks a major victory for human rights and global health advocates who charged that the requirement was a U.S...
A new report by the National Research Council finds that in terms of the scale of GHG emissions reductions required to mitigate anthropogenic climate change, the U.S.
When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn’t seem too concerned: “I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hate it, because every person who talks about their kids, their kids are obviously the most intelligent and the cutest...
Insight must precede application . — Max Planck, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1918One summer day a young Martin Chalfie walked out of a lab after a particularly frustrating experiment.
Offshore Energy Acquisition in the Western Pacific: The Decline of the World s Most Abundant Fisheries
By Ryan GobarEast Asia and the Northwestern Pacific are home to some of the world’s biggest and most productive fisheries, with average yearly yields in the 20-24 million ton range (Ahlenius 2004)...
LEGO toys have never been so controversial, or angry for that matter, but that should not stop your kids from playing with them. There has been a lot of noise over a study, released June 4, that looked into the evolution of the facial expressions printed on LEGO minifigures—those one and half-inch toy figurines that come with LEGO block sets...
It's all about the Washingtons. And that smiley face button. Image: flickr user xJason.Rogersx CC BY 2.0 When I go to Europe, my pockets rapidly fill up with change.
What's the point of the humanities? Of studying philosophy, history, literature and "soft" sciences like psychology and poly sci? The Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, consisting of academic, corporate, political and entertainment big shots, tries to answer this question in a big new report to Congress...
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