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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How to break into science writing using your blog and social media (#sci4hels)
Yesterday I skyped into Czerne Reid's science journalism class at University of Florida to talk about breaking into science writing as a profession, and especially the use of blogs and social media as tools for accomplishing that goal...
Poachers Have Killed 62 Percent of Forest Elephants in the Past Decade
Central Africa has become increasingly inhospitable to forest elephants, according to a study published March 4 in PLoS One that found that 62 percent of the species was killed by poachers between 2002 and 2011...
Nuclear power may have saved 1.8 million lives otherwise lost to fossil fuels, may save up to 7 million more.
Nuclear power is often promoted as a low-carbon source that mitigates fossil fuel emissions and the resulting health damage and deaths caused by air pollution.
Roots Down, Shoots Up. But How Does a Plant Know Which is Which?
From the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary. Credit: Wikimedia When an avalanche tears down a mountain, a revealing, if inadvertant, botanical experiment is sometimes begun...
China Reports More Cases of Rare H7N9 Bird Flu
Health officials in China reported Tuesday that four more people had developed H7N9 avian influenza, bringing to seven the total number who have been infected with this particular strain, which has never been seen before in humans...
The Problem When Sexism Just Sounds So Darn Friendly...
Something can't actually be sexist if it's really, really nice, right? I mean, if someone compliments me on my looks or my cooking, that's not sexist.
No prayer necessary: Texas Legislature passes major water infrastructure and conservation bill
Texas is expected to change in several ways in the coming decades. A population boom is showing no signs of slowing as companies, manufacturers, and people move here.
Doctor, what would you do if you were me?
“Effectiveness” is at the forefront of the health policy debate. Effectiveness is the assessment of whether any particular medical intervention actually advantages patients when prescribed in practice settings...
An interview with Neal Stephenson
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neal_Stephenson_2008_crop.jpg Neal Stephenson is the author of numerous books of speculative, historical, and science fiction, including Anathem , which we will review this Friday...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Squamozoic, Superiority Illusion, Creative Writing, Earth's Core, Honey Badger, and more.
See the new Image of the Week!- Athena Andreadis - Interview with a Saber Tooth Tiger - John McCarthy - In nerve cells: an energy source nobody knew about. - Anne-Marie Hodge - Laikipia Plateau: the Honey Badger did not care - Darren Naish - Welcome to the Squamozoic! - Scicurious - The Superiority Illusion: where everyone is above average - Evelyn Lamb - 91 Is April Fooling You - Mara Grunbaum and Ferris Jabr - Dear Evolution: Letters of Gripe and Gratitude - Scott Barry Kaufman - From Chess to Dreams: Interview on the Creative Writing Process with Fred Waitzkin - David Bressan - Citizen Science: Are you brave enough to venture to Earth's Core - Dana Hunter - Men and Work-Life Balance in STEM Careers - Melissa C...
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