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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Climate Change Future Suggested by Looking Back 4 Million Years
The last time the Earth enjoyed greenhouse gas levels like those of today was roughly 4 million years ago, during an era known as the Pliocene. The extra heat of average temperatures as much as 4 degrees Celsius warmer turned the tropical oceans into a nice warm pool of bathwater, as noted by new research published in Nature on April 4...
Pariscience International Science Film Festival Call for Entries
I love Paris. I love science films. Oh, to watch science films in Paris! This is possible due to the Pariscience International Film Festival, to be held October 3-8, 2013.
Benevolent Sexism: An Addendum.
When you're a woman who writes an article online about sexism, it's incredibly easy for people who want to dismiss your argument to write you off as some kind of bitter, angry, screeching man-hater.I've naturally received a lot of comments on this piece, as I absolutely knew going into this that I would...
Kids Check Out Science at the White House
[caption id="attachment_1093" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Families enjoyed some science activities along with their Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.
Hyundai s egg-mobile. Is this the future of personal mobility?
Behold! The latest entry in personal mobility vehicles. I present to you Hyundai’s “E4U”.Debuted at the Seoul Motor Show last month, the E4U works like no other ground vehicle that I have seen...
Can You Smell Personality?
First impressions matter. This may not come as much of a surprise, but just how quickly we form impressions, and which cues we use to make such rapid judgements may very much surprise you.Take the face...
Adding Complexity to Questions of Moral Motivation
JZ,Again, you ask lots of great questions. I will turn to the question of whether positive or negative appeals for charity are stronger motivators of donation.
Who Killed the PrePrint, and Could It Make a Return?
It was 1859 and “On the Origin of Species” was published by Charles Darwin. Within 10 years, a new journal arose with the simple name of “Nature” and with the ambition to be a liberal publication that went against the grain in its scientific views and editorial model...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - citizen patients, institutional sexism, geotropism, nuclear power, blogging to success, and more.
- Dr. Nortin M. Hadler - Doctor, what would you do if you were me? - Melanie Tannenbaum - The Problem When Sexism Just Sounds So Darn Friendly… - Jennifer Frazer - Roots Down, Shoots Up...
Fat Tuesday: Insidious Weight Bias
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obesidade.jpg Ed. note: This blog originally appeared on http://sleightsofmind.com/blog. I just want to thank you all for being so even-minded and fair when it comes to your attitudes about fat people...
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