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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Each month I feature some of the most intriguing stories from Scientific American's massive blog network. The 'Best of the Blogs' video for March is now here!
I was recently asked a great question about the meteor that hit Chelyabinsk and the asteroid that nearly missed the Earth that same week: “They look small.
One of the best things about teaching at Stevens Institute of Technology, which I joined in 2005, is shooting the shit with distinguished historian of science James E.
I'm fascinated by the biology of soil and the history of "dirtiness"--where dirt and bacteria are allowed to be and where we must clean them away. Mary Douglas defines dirt in her classic book Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo as "matter out of place": [Dirt] is a relative idea...
There is an academic achievement gap in the United States. Compared to their White peers, African American and Latino American students earn lower grades and are more likely to drop out of school...
One minute we're being told that brain training makes you smarter, and the next minute we're told it's all bogus. Confused? I don't blame you. The research literature on brain training is confusing and even sometimes contradictory...
Plants are often seen as the static background components of the landscape. They grow and get bigger, maybe change color in the fall, but to the casual observer they are no livelier than the surrounding rocks...
Image of the Week #87, April 15th, 2013: From: Roland: Children's Group Home to Drugs to Jail ...
Thanks to my friend and cantina regular RQ, Rosetta Stones finds itself highlighted on the NASA Earth Observatory website. Yowza! Note this tweet from EO's Rob Simmon: Update to my recent Tolbachik Volcano caption earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards… with info from @dhunterauthor— Rob Simmon (@rsimmon) April 12, 2013 [Update to my recent Tolbachik Volcano caption http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80861 … with info from @dhunterauthor] I was a bit taken aback, to say the least...
Everyone has gone crazy for magnetic putty in the past few weeks. I wrote about the virality of a gif of the iron laden putty consuming neodymium magnet recently and the original video from which that was made has been shared far and wide.Joey Shanks from Joey Shanks FX in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios has made a great piece of creative film using the putty, magnets and other additives and objects to fabulous effect...
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