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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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 ?...
I admit I love escargot, but would you swallow a LIVE slug for science? Just to see if it came out alive at the other end? Yeah, neither would this guy.
Unless you've been distanced from the news and the internet, you have heard that tuberculosis has become increasingly drug resistant and is resurging in many areas of the world and this is much more than a minor inconvenience.Kari Stoever, the Vice President of External Affairs at Aeras - a global nonprofit biotech advancing TB vaccines for the world, has put together a team to create an educational series of videos, which are available in its entirety for screenings, to raise awareness about the re-emerging infectiousness and virulence of pulmonary TB across the world.It will air in chapters online, to be released one per week for the next four weeks...
A winning snail, an unusual monkey and abused manatees are among the endangered species in the news this week.Best News of the Week: The Magazine Mountain shagreen snail ( Inflectarius magazinensis ) has become the first invertebrate protected by the Endangered Species Act to fully recover...
Nature Education launched its expanded SciTable blog network this week, including this post by undergraduate Bruce Braun on searching for Dyson spheres: "Dyson Spheres are hypothetical mega-systems which surround a star in order to absorb energy...
From the Sleights of Mind archives. Every Friday we discuss how neuroscience is portrayed in fiction. This week we’ll be discussing Daniel Suarez’s new book, Kill Decision.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Kirk vs. Spock, bridge failure, elephant seals, chemical intuition, predatory journals, sleep learning, and more.
- Jag Bhalla - The Cognitive Science of Star Trek - Kyle Hill - Scour: Why Most Bridges Fail - Jennifer Ouellette - Dear Guardian: You’ve Been Played - Bonnie Swoger - It’s not about predators, it’s about journal quality - Dana Handy - Northern Elephant Seals: Increasing Population, Decreasing Biodiversity - Judy Stone - Anti-Psychiatry Prejudice?...
Since Barack Obama became President, I've beaten up on him for being so hawkish, for perpetuating U.S. militarism--and hence militarism in general—as a way to solve conflicts.
A number of people have been privately asking me about the recent Guardian article (and accompanying Op-Ed by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy) gushing over a supposedly revolutionary new unified theory of physics by a man who officially left academia 20 years ago...
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