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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At first (and probably second) glance you wouldn't think that tigers and kiwis have all that much in common. Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris tigris ) live in India and the surrounding countries, where the predators can weigh more than 220 kilograms...
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish -- Douglas Adams In a humbling moment for our species, the following big news has just been published: When it comes to the frontal lobes, we're not so special after all...
I remember last summer as the summer of the mosquito. I wasn't prepared. Those buzzing, itching, carbon dioxide-seeking missiles chased my family out of the backyard.
A photo of an impish Richard Feynman playing the bongos appears in Ray Monk's biography of Oppenheimer. It is accompanied by the caption "Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger's main rival for the title of greatest American physicist in history"...
Are thoughts more fundamental to our reality than particles? “Well, how can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?” Dorothy asked the scarecrow. And after a moment’s glance toward the sky, he replied honestly, “I don’t know.”Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, an influential mathematician and philosopher, whose work spanned the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, argued methodically that the building blocks of reality are actually dimensionless units that have more the character of a mathematical point than an elementary particle...
Today’s programming on Culturing Science is brought to you by Dennis Waters. He currently serves as the historian of Lawrence Township, New Jersey when he’s not squatting near a tree trunk or gravestone collecting lichens...
Bored? Looking for things to do? No, me neither. But have some fun and look at these skulls -- then identify them (taking care to note your identifications in the comments below).
#Solidarity4Wilmot prevails. Thank you! Charges dropped against Kiera Wilmot. Yes! And YES!! Anyone else doing backflips? This news, combined with her full expulsion from school (for next year) being over turned makes me very, very happy for her...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - smart dogs, vanishing frogs, cognitive chickens, spotted kiwis, memorable slugs, and more.
Enjoy the newest Video of the Week!- Karen Lips - What if there is no happy ending? Science communication as a path to change - Jag Bhalla - Tools Are In Our Nature - Samuel McNerney - The Bias Within The Bias - Jason G...
On Monday May 13 th , the Neural Correlate Society hosted the 9 th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest in Naples, Florida. Out of the ten finalist competitors, the Best Illusion of the Year title went to “Rotation Generated by Translation”, an illusion developed by a team of mathematicians and illusion creators from Meiji University in Japan...
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