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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I’ve got plenty of stamps, so please don’t be shy about postcard requests. Like last time, I’ll be sending engaging people here, online.
This is a guest post written by Nsikan Akpan, PhD, a health reporter at Medical Daily / International Business Times . He was formerly a science writer at the Center for Infection & Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health...
On the desiccated desert planet Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s novel Dune, the native Fremen use their water-conserving Stillsuits to recycle their bodies’ fluids.
The news yesterday of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon shook me to the core. For most of us distance runners, the goal of running Boston is one that gleams in front of us forever: it will probably never happen, but oh, to imagine if it could...
For the one in five people around the globe who currently lack electricity in their homes and businesses, available and affordable energy resources are critical to their community’s efforts to reduce poverty, improve public health, and increase educational opportunities...
For those of you who can make it to Louisville, Kentucky on June 14-16, do not miss the Louisville Magic Festival. Through our research in magic and illusion we have seen many of the world’s top acts, and several of our favorite performers will all be at this one event...
It might be no surprise that immediately after the explosions at today’s Boston Marathon, social media sites became the best way for the public to obtain on-the-scene reports.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - plant medicines, cooperation after tragedy, rigor mortis, life on the bottom of the sea, and more.
Sorry for missing in action on Friday. We got into New York too late and crashed. But bloggers kept going and there is tons of great stuff for you to catch up with....Today we present the new Best Of Blogs video...
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -- so many caring people in this world." - Fred Rogers The exact details of what happened today on Boylston Street are still being sorted out, but multiple reports are confirming that two bombs were detonated close to the finish line of today's Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and wounding dozens of others.As a social psychologist, there are so many reasons to expect that this should end up revealing an absolute low point for humanity...
Mambo! I'm departing today for Tanzania. I'm actually looking forward to returning to the field. (I love field work and the chance to get dirty, travel and experience the world from different perspectives.) I'm telling you, being a field ecologist is the best!I managed to get most of everything I said I needed and wanted to get (the 5 things I must have when I return to Tanzania)...
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