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 Many Asiatic Cheetahs Roam across Iran?
How many Asiatic cheetahs still prowl on the planet earth? Compared to their African cousins, the Asiatic cheetah is more imperiled and known to be a critically endangered subspecies.
Khalil s Picks (29 March 2013)
This week we have the science of The Walking Dead, dinosaur embryos, a reminder of why spring is awesome and more. Of note, I can get a little hyper when talking about dinosaurs.
Tunnel Vision: Probing the Physics of Fire Ants
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise. It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." -- Proverbs 6:6-8The above proverb adorns the Web page of Nathan Mlot, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology...
A Martian landscape in four billion pixels
Stop whatever you are doing now and click on this :It's a massive image composited from several days of captures by the Mars Curiosity rover. The level of detail is astounding.
A budding crescent
I'll return to blogging by starting off with a stunningly boring micrograph. Here, you can see a narrow blob, with a blob attached, and a stem below.
Guinness World Records holder will perform during the Best Illusion of the Year Contest
Thomas Blacke, magician, escape artist, and Guinness World Records holder, will perform during the vote counting at the 9 th Annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest on May 13, 2013, in Naples, Florida. Thomas Blacke Blacke holds 11 world records, including the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Handcuff Escape Blindfolded and the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Escape from Handcuffs Underwater.According to the Guinness World Records: “The fastest handcuff escape blindfolded is 3.45 seconds, achieved by Thomas Blacke (USA), in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA, on 10 April 2012...
True-ish (and Hilarious) Facts About the Anglerfish
Anglerfish and comedy always seemed like a natural pairing. But it took internet humorist Ze Frank to bring the two together in one delicious dish. The natural history documentary parody series "True Facts About ..." by Frank has become a minor youtube sensation...
An Interactive Scale of Everything in the Universe
This infographic may look modest, but it is nothing short of exceptional. A few days ago, I posted it to Twitter and it seems at least the Twittersphere agrees.
3,000 Feral Cats Killed to Protect Rare Australian Bilbies
Australia has a feral cat problem. Cats and other invasive predators have driven dozens of the country's native bird, reptile and small mammal species into extinction, and continue to threaten several others...
When Doing Sensitive Interviews, Have Emergency Puppy
So, I haven’t had a chance to blog these last few weeks. Part of it is that I’ve been submitting papers, revising papers, teaching, and giving talks – the usual gig for a professor.
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