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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A recent decision by an appeals court in the Phillipines about genetically modified food was a striking victory for environmentalists who oppose many modern technologies that are ‘destroying nature’, and an ominous defeat for science and reason and the thoughtful search for solutions to some of humanity’s biggest problems...
Most people with more than a passing interest in physics will tell you who came up with the idea of quarks - Murray Gell-Mann.Now gather around the same crowd which knows about Gell-Mann and ask them who Henry Kendall, Jerome Friedman and Richard Taylor are...
Devi Stuart-Fox is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Melbourne who has spent the past decade investigating colour change in lizards. She's now leading an international team of researchers in an investigation into how they achieve colour change, why they do it, and what it costs them...
Most people have heard of ECT: Electroconvulsive Therapy. A lot of people will immediately think of the scene during One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which doesn't give you a very good picture...
The human body is an astonishing machine. It can adapt to many different climates, conditions and situations, no doubt the reason humans have endured for tens of thousands of years.
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 ?...
You liked the photo of the brilliant Angaturama skeletal mount, right? Photographed at the Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, the mount shows Angaturama limai - a spinosaurine spinosaurid - carrying the skeleton of an anhanguerid pterosaur...
As I recently told a crowd of science educators, I didn't discover my own interest in science until I was an adult, at which point is was far too late to switch careers.
Is religious fundamentalism a form of mental illness? That's what Kathleen Taylor, a researcher at the University of Oxford and author of three books on neuroscience, suggested this week, according to Huffington Post ...
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