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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Macroscelideans – the elephant shrews or sengis – are an exclusively African group of animalivorous placental mammals, famous for their long, mobile snouts [adjacent image of a rhynchocyonine sengi by Joey Makalintal]...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Superman, flags and taxes, behavioral economics, lost cousins of Homo sapiens, and more.
- E. Paul Zehr - The Man of Steel, Myostatin, and Super-Strength - Jag Bhalla - Better Behaved Behavioral Models - Kyle Hill - 10 Sciencey Stats on the Man of Steel - Paige Minteer - The lost cousins of Homo sapiens in Asia and the South Pacific - Judy Stone - Minnesota Attorney General Confirms They Did Not Exonerate UMN in Markingson Death - Scott Huler - Flags and Taxes - Melissa C...
By Paige Minteer The evolution of humans is the result of a number of speciation events that have built upon one another to create the modern-day human species: Homo sapiens.
We often can't rely on ourselves to act rationally. We know this, but much social science has a bad habit of ignoring it. A more realistic role for rationality is needed to grasp the unhidden but unmodeled relationship between decisions and actions...
Hey, happy Flag Day! A day to celebrate pretty colors and salutes and all sorts of other patriotic stuff.Like, say, taxes -- the very lifeblood of the state that the flag symbolizes.Except, oops...
This research ethics series uses the story of Dan Markingson’s participation in a clinical trial of anti-psychotic drugs at the University of Minnesota, his suicide 2004 while participating on the study, and subsequent events as a case study in which to explore various aspects of clinical trial conduct...
A new iteration of Superman—the Man of Steel—zooms into theaters today looking to reboot the series for the latest generation (with Kryptonian latex, apparently).
[caption id="attachment_7417" align="aligncenter" width="564" caption="Credit: Warner Bros. Online Press Kit"][/caption] A new iteration of Superman--the Man of Steel--zooms into theaters today looking to reboot the series for the latest generation (with Kryptonian latex, apparently)...
A Sunken Egyptian City is Rediscovered, Stunning Researchers and Enthusiasts Alike by Khalil A. Cassimally: Named Thonis by the Egyptians who built it but known as Heracleion to the Greeks of the time, this great city was once a central part of ancient Egypt...
As an infant, the Man Of Steel escaped Krypton’s red sun in a rocket lovingly prepared for him by his parents. Kal-L (but more commonly known as Kal-El) arrived under our yellow sun in Smallville to eventually become Clark Kent...
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