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We consumers are bombarded with advertisements for natural and organic products. There are websites and news stories beyond counting dedicated to sharing the following message: “man-made is bad and natural is good”...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday science+math, Lyme disease, Mendeley, chemophobia, organized climate denialism, and more.
- Charles Crookenden - The Clock is Ticking: spring forward for Lyme disease - Jag Bhalla - Science’s Cult of Calculation - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Do you need to know math for doing great science?...
E. O. Wilson says great scientists need be “no more than semiliterate” mathematically. He says: doing the math is often easier than generating ideas; the math is usually out-sourceable; we have more mathematicians than useful ideas; and science advances by better ideas which typically don’t come from mathematical reasoning.In this Wilson revives two old rivalries...
Writing in the Wall Street Journal, biologist E. O. Wilson asks if math is necessary for doing great science. At first glance the question seems rather pointless and the answer trivial; we can easily name dozens of Nobel Prize winners whose work was not mathematical at all...
I was watching one of the March Madness games recently with my son Benjamin. He is the only one in the world I can do this with because I can ask him what the difference is between the shot clock in the NBA and the one in the NCAA without being asked to immediately produce a green card.During a commercial break, a familiar face popped onto the screen...
During my visit to Tanzania in Summer 2012, I began a series of posts sharing my experiences in Tanzania from A to Z.C is for Cell Phone TechnologyI attended the Blogging from Developing Nations Panel at ScienceOnline 2012, to prepare for my visit to Tanzania...
Over the last few years there has been a lot of discussion of chemophobia in the popular press and on blogs. But it seems to me that there have been few summaries of the general features of chemophobia and how to exorcise them...
In a thorough post for InsideClimate News, Katherine Bagley examines the influence that both climate change campaigners and skeptics are having online (link).
Dissatisfied with the current state of the solar system, NASA is looking to do a little remodeling.The space agency is angling to capture a small asteroid and drag it closer to Earth for human exploration, the Associated Press reported April 6...
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