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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In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real.
What do gold, platinum and rhino horn have in common? They are among the most expensive materials in the world – with rhino horn being the leader of this group.
Tet Zoo regulars will remember the detailed montage I've produced that hopefully gives some idea of crocodylomorph diversity (Crocodylomorpha = the archosaur clade that includes modern crocodylians and all taxa closer to them than to croc-branch members of Archosauria like the aetosaurs and rauisuchians...
Into brains of newborn mice, researchers implanted human "progenitor cells." These mature into a type of brain cell called astrocytes (see below). They grew into human astrocytes, crowding out mouse astrocytes...
Geoscientists can't say if diamonds are forever, but they can say that some are already billions of years old. They form in a place we’ll never reach: the deep earth, hundreds of kilometres under our feet...
Longtime readers of The Primate Diaries will certainly know the artwork of Nathaniel Gold. Ever since we encountered one another's work in the spring of 2011 we have been collaborating on a fusion of art and science...
Oh, my darlings, will I have treats for you! Lockwood and I are in the midst of our geoextravaganza tour down the Oregon coast and across the Josephine Ophiolite.
Science-artist creator and connoisseur Hayley Gillespie is chasing down a goal that until now I've only daydreamed about: she and the rest of her crew at Art.Science.Gallery are attempting to make a real, bricks & mortar science-art gallery come true!...
Ed. Note: This blog post originally appeared on Sleights of Mind. The illusion of the week is an interesting twist on the Rabbit-Duck illusion, presented in the German magazine Fliegende Blätter in 1892.I haven’t been able to locate the precise source, but here’s how you make a rabbit-duck in real life (death?) with a little help from taxidermy...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - natural storytellers, arranged bird eggs, holding the qaqa, anti-anxiety Tylenol, and more.
Check out the new Image of the Week and Video of the Week today.- Jag Bhalla - It is in our nature to need stories. - Ben Thomas - Tomorrow’s Anti-Anxiety Drug Is… Tylenol? - Felicity Muth - Birds arrange eggs in their nests to better detect imposters - Judy Stone - Yahrzeit – Reflections on Dan Markingson’s Legacy - Maria Konnikova - A bagpipe of a moral dilemma - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Political ideology can dominate other factors in choosing energy efficiency and Climate change “deniers” and “skeptics”: What’s the difference? - Scicurious - Hello Internet!...
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