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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During Barack Obama's first inauguration as president in 2009, photographer David Bergman snapped hundreds of photos to build a stunning mosaic of the event, comprising more than one billion pixels in total...
A quick update on the Nature Research Center "reassignment" of Dr. Meg Lowman, AKA Canopy Meg. Jonathan Pishney, NRC Museum Communications Director, wrote me this morning: Hello Kate, After reading your Scientific American blog post Why Has Canopy Meg Been Ousted?...
It looks like we've lost another one. The weird and unusual Chile Darwin's frog ( Rhinoderma rufum ), whose tadpoles grew inside the vocal sacs of adult males, appears to be extinct: a four-year quest failed to turn up any evidence that the species still exists...
Chances are, what happens to your recycling once you set it out by the curb is a mystery. Maybe once a week, or like in Austin, every two weeks, the good people from the City swing by in large trucks and take away 96 gallons worth of cardboard, glass, and plastic...
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...
I’m departing for home today. (At the very moment I write this post I am in the airport awaiting boarding. I spent mt last few days in Tanzania relaxing by the beach in Bagamoyo...
Banana-Peel Plastic, Wastewater Fuel Cell, Body-Heat Flashlight: Meet the Science in Action Finalists, Part I
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.
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