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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Gus Holwerda, who directed the soon-to-be-released atheist documentary “The Unbelievers”, also filmed the “Origins of Deception” Great Debate in which Steve Macknik and I were thrilled to participate last October...
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Margaret Thatcher was many things – including a scientist. And, thanks to her scientific inclination, she was one of the first people to be told about the discovery of the W boson at CERN.Thatcher visited the UA1 experiment, which ran on CERN's Super Proton Synchrotron, in August 1982...
I recently saw The Social Network . It's been out for years, but I usually wait until I can watch them in my living room for free.The take-home from that movie was that Facebook survived—it was the cool one—whereas other social media sites faltered because they didn't "get it." I know...
The spleen is a very unappreciated body part. The Talmud considered it the “organ of laughter,” whereas the ancient Greeks equated it with melancholy.
Until recently, the only association I made between dogs and pantyhose would have involved an unfortunate trip to the vet. Of the inanimate objects pulled from pets’ gastrointestinal tracts -- from drywall and hearing aids to corn cobs and toy cars -- pantyhose, and their cousins, socks and underwear, top the list.But last week, dogs and pantyhose found themselves a new union...
So far, the weather this spring has brought us all sorts of dashed hopes, with warm, “normal” days immediately followed by chilly, windy, rainy weeks.
Poll: Americans oppose exporting natural gas, support of fracking regulation, and accept climate change
The latest results from The University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll are out (link). The findings indicate that a majority of Americans favor domestic energy production, oppose exporting domestic natural gas, and accept that climate change is occurring...
A new genus of bat has been discovered in South Sudan, the world's newest country. The strikingly striped bat has been placed into the genus Niumbaha , which means "rare" or "unusual" in the Zande language of the region...
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke One month ago, Mike Howard, family friend of Dan Markingson, who committed suicide while participating in a clinical trial at the UMN, launched a petition requesting that Governor Mark Dayton launch an independent investigation of research misconduct in the university’s psychiatry department...
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