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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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...
Remember Snowball, the cockatoo who won the internet with his dancing skills? Well, now there’s a new animal keeping the beat alive. Meet Ronan, the California sea lion who bops her head in time to Boogie Wonderland and other tunes (see video below)...
Normally, the news that Antarctica’s summer melt season is getting longer might just be added to an endless compilation of scientific evidence that confirms the reality of global climate change...
Registration for Dr. Michael E. Webber's Energy 101 course at The University of Texas at Austin opened on Thursday. Today, the course roster has more than 5,000 names on it.This massive open online course ("MOOC") is free and open to anyone with an internet connection...
Image of the Week #86, April 1st, 2013: From: Sea hares thwart spiny lobster attack with goo by Becky Crew at Running Ponies .
Now that Pakistan's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf has returned home in time for the country’s May elections, many human rights advocates are concerned that the longstanding surge in U.S...
A recent article at Double X Science expressed a fundamental fed-upness with the way the media profiles women in science. The problem is the inordinate focus on things typically considered a woman’s work – “however do they balance all that lady stuff and a career?!” Gosh...
Since old times people - especially geologists - speculated about the interior of Earth. The Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) imagined an allegoric center of the Earth: a frozen wasteland, not reached by the divine light, where Lucifer is entrapped in eternal ice.The French Sci-Fi author Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 - 1905) based " A Journey to the Center of the Earth " (1864) already on early science...
The past week yielded one carnivore excitement after another around here. Things started off with a bang on Monday: a rare sighting of a pack of African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus ).
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