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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#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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
“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...
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