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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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_059.jpg In case you didn’t know, academic publishing is undergoing a major upheaval. Again. It used to be that original discoveries could only be disseminated on paper, published in books and journals, which were mostly found in university libraries because their cost was so high...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - whale culture, Caffeine MLD50, genetically modified human, smartglasses, Boston fear, and more.
See the latest Image of the Week.- Kyle Hill - How Many People Could You Kill With All the Caffeine Consumed on Friends? - Kevin Bonham - Boston Lockdown – Fear, Uncertainty and Bias - Cheryl Knepper - Addiction Interaction, Relapse and Recovery - Christina Agapakis - “What if I told you I was a genetically modified human?” - Julie Hecht - Are Dogs Funnier than Cats? - Felicity Muth - Animal culture: insights from whales - Janet D...
Image of the Week #89, April 29th, 2013: From: Animal culture: insights from whales by Felicity Muth at Not bad science .
Guest post by math educators Maria Droujkova and Yelena McManaman, authors of the new family math book “Moebius Noodles: Adventurous Math for the Playground Crowd” Children dream big...
Bricks, sticks, and hay are decidedly pedestrian building materials in comparison to a new building that just opened to the public last Thursday in Hamburg, Germany.
Like many other Bostonians on Friday, April 19th, I was stuck inside all day, obsessively following twitter, cable news and police scanners.
With relevance to homegrown, lone operator terrorist threats highlighted by the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a series of initiatives Wednesday aimed at defending the U.S...
It's been said many times. Curiosity-driven research with no immediate application or goal is what has primarily led to science's greatest discoveries as well as our high standard of living...
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.
Fake laughter is the worst. When you notice it, fake laughter is a reminder that something, socially, is off.Contrast that with the way you laugh when you are with your dog.* It’s spontaneous, raw and honest...
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