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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The Moth Hunters
Bathed in violet light, two men search the white expanse of cloth, oblivious to their surroundings. Disoriented insects of various shapes and sizes swoop around the men’s heads.
Q&A With Astrophysicist Mario Livio on Brilliant Blunders
A good friend recently asked her social circle for any words of wisdom for her soon-to-be-a-high-school-graduate daughter, with an eye towards presenting said daughter with a book collecting all that wisdom on the special day...
Scicurious Guest Writer! Beyond the code: addressing complexity in cancer genetics
Please welcome this month's Scicurious Guest Writer, Karissa Milbury! “This is why our drugs fail. Look at it. How do you treat that?” The professor, speaking to our graduate genetics technology class, was referring to a figure similar to this:(Figure 1: A graph showing the array of mutations found in a single breast cancer, from a paper by Natrajan and colleagues.)If that seems complicated to you, don’t worry – this is a genetic map of a single breast cancer, with every black line around the edge representing one mutation...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - human macroecology, food deserts, ketamine, heroin vaccine, giardia, test-tube cats, dog yawns, and more.
Check out the latest Image of the Week!- Anne-Marie Hodge - The Emerging Field of Human Macroecology - Ian Branam - Escape online from food deserts - Naim Alkhouri - “Breathprints” Pinpoint Potential Obesity-Related Complications in Children - Tony Rothman - Apocalypsis du Jour, Amnesia Forever! - Felicity Muth - Why do dogs yawn when they see sleepy humans? - Psi Wavefunction - Giardia sucks!...
Fat Tuesday: Sugar, obesity and the big C
By Cesarachp, via Wikimedia Commons If you thought heart disease and diabetes were the main problems associated with obesity and overweight, think again.
Why do dogs yawn when they see sleepy humans?
Watch this videoDid it make you yawn? Well if it did then you’re not alone. Humans exhibit ‘contagious yawning’, where just seeing another individual makes you want to yawn yourself.Why we yawn at all isn’t entirely clear...
The Swan Song of the Cicadas
After surviving cicada emergences and witnessing several cycles of journalism's cicada beat, you'd think I'd have seen it all. Articles about prime number cycling and climate change, evolution and recipes...
New Orleans Protection Plan Nearly Identical to Scientific American s 2006 Plan
Six months after Hurricane Katrina drowned New Orleans, Scientific American published an article I wrote, called "Protecting New Orleans." It explained the options that were likely to best protect that city and the entire Mississippi Delta region against future storms...
What Would It Mean for Time to Come to an End? [Video]
Could time come to an end? What would that even mean? Last month I gave a talk about this strange physics idea at a TEDx event in Trento, Italy, based on a Scientific American article I wrote in 2010...
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