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...
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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...
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [iPhone 4S - $336] The best camera is the one you have with you, they say.
Our team spent the day working with Dole working on one of the company's sustainable banana farms. While we have been plagued with rain and equipment problems, the Central American weather cooperated today and, after an hour of tech throw down, we acquired a satellite and went live for our daily broadcast...
“ Excuse me; the whole tenure system is ridiculous. A guaranteed job for life only encourages the faculty to become complacent. If we really want science to advance, people should have chips implanted in their skulls that explode when they say something stupid.” Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory Between the recent ACUMEN (academic careers understood through measurement and norms) workshop and my searches for a post-doc, it seemed like an excellent time to look at one of the most important land marks in an academic’s career: the tenure...
NASA produces a lot of great visual material, including some slick inspirational videos. But as a federal agency it can't legally purchase air time to put this material in front of TV or movie-going audiences.Enter a crowdfunded effort to place 'We Are The Explorers' as a trailer to the upcoming Star Trek movie 'Into Darkness' on as many screens as possible...
Recently, one of Paul Cezanne’s missing paintings was rediscovered. The painting shows Paulin Paulet, a gardener on Cezanne’s family estate, looking at his poker cards.
Time and Space, Space and Time. Tick: a life form emerges; Tock: a sun explodes; Tick: a galaxy is ripped apart; Tock: a star is formed. Our universe is absolutely amazing.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday T. Rex s roar, chemophobia, Margaret Thatcher Illusion, transparent brain, and more.
Today we have a new Video of the Week. Check it out.- Kyle Hill - The Animals Hiding in a T. Rex’s Roar - Dorea Reeser - Natural vs Synthetic Chemicals is a Gray Matter - Gary Stix - Blockheads No More: New Technology Creates the See-Through Brain and New Study: Neuroscience Research Gets an “F” for Reliability - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...
Video of the Week #87, April 10th, 2013: From: Meet the Mandelbulb by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics . Source : juanjgon on Vimeo Animated Mandelbulb from juanjgon on Vimeo...
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