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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From the Sleights of Mind archives. When I was 11 or 12, my geography teacher in Spain announced that every student needed to learn the capital of each country in the world, in addition to all the major geographical features of every continent: rivers, mountain ranges, capes, gulfs, and archipelagos...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - science diagrams, mental illness art, beavers are fish, amphibian decline, cicadas, and more.
Check out the new Video of the Week.- Clarissa Ai Ling Lee - The Art and Science of the Diagram: Communicating the Knowledge of the Heavens, the Earth and the Arcane, Final Part - Donald Stedman - A new way has been found to make truck emissions testing more accurate and less costly - Rachel Roenfeldt - Marine Protected Areas and Catalina Island: Conserve, Maintain and Enrich - Jason G...
Video of the Week #93, May 23th, 2013: From: Evolutionary Tales - A Hip Hop Theatre Cycle: Baba Brinkman is Back!
One night, when I was definitely completely sober in every way possible (of course!), it struck me that while both the European and Chinese zodiacs (ones I'm familiar with) display a nice variety of animals with and without backbones (I happen to be spineless according to the European one, and scaly and flame-breathing according to the Chinese version), somehow the ancients have missed out on a very major and obvious group -- the protists...
A new study finds that frogs, toads, salamanders and other amphibians in the U.S. are dying off so quickly that they could disappear from half of their habitats in the next 20 years.
“I have to take my car in every year for an expensive and inconvenient emission test which I pass. What are you doing about all those trucks?” This question is posed to many air pollution control authorities.There is an emission measure for trucks called the Society of Automotive Engineers J1667 test, also known as the “snap idle” test...
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [iPhone 4S - $330] Cell phone cameras have tiny lenses, and while that's a drawback for most photo applications, the little cameras do a remarkable job of impersonating a bug's-eye view...
By Rachel RoenfeldtMarine protected areas (MPAs) have been an increasingly important and effective form of conservation and management of coastal habitats and species.
From time to time, politicians and other rulers-of-men like to categorize the natural world not according to biology, but rather for convenience or monetary gain.
The Art and Science of the Diagram: Communicating the Knowledge of the Heavens, the Earth and the Arcane, Final Part
In this final blog post of the Art and Science of the Diagram (see Part 1 and Part 2) series, I will venture away from more overt conceptual (and computational) diagrams in the practices of science to consider what it means to have all these diagrammatic models and schemas...
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