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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What is the “final frontier”? Star Trek fans will tell you it’s space. Filmmaker/aquanaut James Cameron will tell you it’s the ocean’s depths. IBM, however, is thinking much smaller.The company’s research division on Wednesday released a stop-motion movie whose main character is a stick figure only a few atoms in size...
Since I’m still working out the difference between “procrastination” and “following leads,” I’ll tell you about a recent encounter with Susan Sontag and dogs.As a frequenter of Brain Pickings, an “online discovery engine.....
The fantastic Derek Muller (aka Veritasium) has a fantastic new video about the physics behind jetpack rocket science. Newton's third law tells us that this should be fairly simple, but is it simple to demonstrate?...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - cockroaches, #scicomm, #TEDMED, #spaceape, petroleum replica, WWW anniversary, and more.
- Craig McClain - Where There’s Heat, There Are Cockroaches - Donald Boesch - Science communication both an opportunity and an obligation. - Judy Stone - From Tel Aviv to Boston Bombings: Connections at TEDMED - Darren Naish - The confusing diplospondylous tupilakosaurids - Christina Agapakis - Petroleum Replicas - Kelly Oakes - Happy 20th Birthday to the free, open web! - Khalil A...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Table_setting-01.jpg We’ve known for some time that leptin hormone deficiency leads to obesity. Your bodily fat releases leptin after you eat, which then travels in the blood stream to the brain to signal the end of hunger...
In the 1980s I was working in the middle of nowhere to build Louisiana’s first marine laboratory. We had two new research vessels in the works, but before they were in the water, my colleagues and I were working farther offshore in the Gulf of Mexico than we should have, in small boats on unpredictable seas...
Sometimes we just have to put up an image because it calms everything down.This beautiful Protoceratops digital speed painting by scientific illustrator and concept artist Ville Sinkkonen evokes quiet contemplation outdoors...
Leave the full-sized conditioner, take the ski poles: whose assessment of risks did the TSA consider in new rules for carry-ons?
At Error Statistics Philosophy, D. G. Mayo has an interesting discussion of changes that just went into effect to Transportation Security Administration rules about what air travelers can bring in their carry-on bags...
This past weekend the misguided aquatic ape theory surfaced for air, only to get sunk in the most entertaining way. The theory holds that many traits of humans—including our naked skin, upright posture and large brains--evolved as adaptations to living in an aquatic environment...
For me, the second more relaxing activity after microscopy is vector art. And then regular art. (This excludes non-activities, such as napping in the sun, and staring at life passing by...
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