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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#SciAmBlogs Thursday - synthetic food safety, inheriting second natures, Jane Austen on game theory, rhino hunt trophy, and more.
- Julianne Wyrick - Can Synthetic Biology Keep Your Food Safe? - Jag Bhalla - Inheriting Second Natures - Felicity Muth - Animal culture: insights from vervet monkeys - Dana Hunter - Mary Horner Lyell: “A Monument of Patience” - Ferris Jabr - Jane Austen Responds: Game Theory?...
Something I get asked occasionally as someone who works on animal cognition is ‘what makes humans different from other animals?’ This is a tough one, because, as humans are of course animals, it is much easier to list the similarities between us and other animals in our behaviour and how our brains process things than the differences...
Today, April 25, 2013 is World Malaria Day. I learned about Malaria in junior high school. Along with Yellow Fever and the Flu of 1918 these were the headline diseases we learned about in Health Class...
It is in our first nature to get second natures. Born with the habit of acquiring new habits we access a behavioral toolkit that is nowhere in our genes.
Tom Meseroll -- The Martial Magician Ed. note: This blog was originally presented at Sleights of Mind . Magicians sometimes perform seemingly impossible feats of memory, for instance, to remember the order of a "randomly shuffled" deck of cards...
Yesterday, on the Hastings Center Bioethics Forum, Carl Elliott pondered the question of why a petition asking the governor of Minnesota to investigate ethically problematic research at the University of Minnesota has gathered hundreds of signatures from scholars in bioethics, clinical research, medical humanities, and related disciplines -- but only a handful of signatures from scholars and researchers at the University of Minnesota.At the center of the research scandal is the death of Dan Markingson, who was a human subject in a clinical trial of psychiatric drugs...
I've been spending a lot of time around robots lately (hey, there's something I never thought I'd say). I got a chance to see and interact with several different kinds of robots recently at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering's Robotics Open House.I saw robots that sort colored objects like the PR2,socially assistive robots that do work with autistic kids like the Nao,and little dino robots that just look cute.I'm particularly interested in robot locomotion...
For the first time in more than 30 years an American hunter has been allowed to import a trophy from a black rhino he shot in Africa back into the country.
JZ,You raise some questions about what "counts" as moral behavior in your last post, which got me thinking about a related question that changes the conversation a bit: What counts as a moral issue?...
On a hot summer day, nothing spells refreshment quite like a slice of juicy, orange cantaloupe. But in summer 2011, cantaloupes reached plates with an unwanted addition: listeria.
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