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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When thinking about parents and children, most people -- including psychological researchers -- tend to focus on the characteristics and importance of the mother-child bond.
I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.
I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here. I have marked my favorite links with a ?...
As we reminded you a couple of weeks ago, ScienceOnline community and the organization are busy preparing a number of upcoming events. Today, we need to give you some important updates on the planning, program and registration for the three major events coming up soon, so you can start planning today: ScienceOnlineClimate, ScienceOnlineOceans and ScienceOnlineTogether 2014...
Just a quick note. If you will be at Science Foo Camp (a.k.a. SciFoo) on June 21-23, find me and say Hello. I last went to this meeting in 2007 and I am happy to go back after a long break...
If you missed this week's Virtually Speaking Science, I chatted with astrophysicist (and fellow SciAm blogger) Caleb Scharf in Second Life about black holes, exoplanets, astrobiology, and more...
What are creative people like? As we saw in my prior post, various creativity researchers tend to converge on the same conclusion: creative people are complex .
Diseases, poachers, smartphones, sewage and animal psychology are in the news this weekend.Temper Tantrum: Evidence of canine distemper has been found in Sumatran tigers ( Panthera tigris sumatrae ) in Indonesia, according to a recent report from BBC News...
Today is Bloomsday, June 16. On this day in 1904 Leopold Bloom, hero of James Joyce's great novel Ulysses , wandered through Dublin having all manner of adventures before returning late at night to the bed of his cheating wife Molly...
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]...
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