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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In 1984, Fred Waitzkin published Searching for Bobby Fischer , the story of three years in the lives of Fred and his chess prodigy son, Josh Waitzkin.
Maybe this discovery is interesting because it sheds therapeutic light on the dreaded neurodegenerative diseases that killed Woody Guthrie and Lou Gehrig.
From our science correspondent AA. AA: We’re in a cave at an undisclosed location on the Himalayas, interviewing Ms. Lilypad, a saber tooth tiger.
By Mara Grunbaum and Ferris Jabr Dear Evolution,Let's start with the wings: did you really have to turn them into flippers? Don't get us wrong—we appreciate the swimming and diving talents...
7 × 13 pieces of beach glass found on the shore of Lake Michigan and arranged on my coffee table. Rather appropriately, April 1st is the 91st day of the year, at least in non-leap years such as 2013...
When the Mesozoic ended, it was inevitable that the lizards, snakes and amphisbaenians – the squamates – would inherit the Earth. For the last 65 million years, the world has been so dominated by squamates that we term this stage in the planet’s history the Squamozoic ...
NOTE: April Fool's always catches me completely by surprise, and I'm really terrible at practical jokes anyway. So today's post is not a joke.
I am back! Surgery went well, and I am recovering nicely.Check out the new Image of the Week and Video of the Week.- Laura Jane Martin - Butterflies and Bombs - Kara Rogers - The Legacy of Lifestyle - Hilda Bastian - ‘Every breath you take, every move you make…’ How much monitoring is too much? - Kyle Hill - The Komodo Dead: What Really Kills in The Walking Dead - Sam Khosravifard - How Many Asiatic Cheetahs Roam across Iran? - Michael Fertik - Step It Up, Silicon Valley - Lawrence Rifkin - Is the Meaning of Your Life to Make Babies? - Jon Lieff - Emotional Needs in Teens May Spur the Growth of New Brain Cells - Anne-Marie Hodge - Laikipia Plateau: Intraguild Interactions on Camera - Felicity Muth - Homosexuality in female beetles, and what we can learn from it - Melanie Tannenbaum - Will changing your Facebook profile picture do anything for marriage equality?...
I posted only 5 times in March!!! That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions)...
Baseball season is officially underway! And what better way to celebrate than by looking at the ball that drives the game?
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