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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You've heard of singing telegrams, but have you heard of fecal odorgrams?? This is what you do when you REALLY want someone to know what you had for breakfast.
Well, I've gone and submitted my dissertation to my committee.Like this San Diego Zoo polar bear, I intend to hibernate through the weekend. And then, we prepare the defense.
Women in rural areas of the developing world often have to walk all day to get to a health clinic to retrieve the oral rehydration packets needed to treat their children's diarrhea, a leading killer for those under the age of five.When they arrive, however, the medicine is often gone...
I really don't enjoy playing Internet Police. After this happened and this needed to be said, I don't want to write another story about image misappropriation.
New Insect Discoveries: Forcepfly With Terrifying Genital Pincers and Tinkerbella, the Minute Fairyfly
A new species of forcepfly with enormous genital pincers has been discovered in Brazil, bringing the total number of known species in this family to three.
This week we have barcoded ants, 3D printing fetuses, seals’ teeth, pseudoscience in the filter bubble and more. Let’s do this! -- We’ve done it, people.
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...
Oxford radiates prestige. The city boasts more than a thousand years of learned history and is one of few British locales with a royal coat of arms. The university glows with momentous locations, such as the place where Robert Boyle discovered Boyle’s law in the seventeenth century and the track where Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute mile in 1954...
#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...
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