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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It seems that humans have, throughout their life history, suffered from a lot of stress. First there were lions and tigers and bears, then there were other humans with pointy metal objects, and now there are deadlines and traffic jams and bankruptcy...
In case you missed it, The Atlantic ’s In Focus photo blog has a stunning collection of photos that document industrial water pollution in southern China’s “cancer villages”.
What can -- and cannot -- be learned from evolutionFrom an evolutionary gene's-eye perspective, the genes are immortal, and our role, the meaning of life, is to perpetuate the genes...
" William Smith Never saw a coccolith But using macrofossil data He ordered all the English strata " An anonymous clerihew dedicated to W. Smith William Smith , born March 23, 1769, introduced in his " Strata - Identified by organized Fossils " (1816) the " principle of faunal succession " into stratigraphy...
Does anyone still remember "The Decade of the Brain"? Youngsters don't, but perhaps some of my fellow creaky, cranky science-lovers do. In 1990, the brash, fast-growing Society for Neuroscience convinced Congress to name the '90s the Decade of the Brain...
I originally published versions of this post at IonPsych on 3/9/11 and at my Wordpress blog on 3/11/12. You can see the original posts by clicking here for the 2011 post, or by clicking the From The Archives icon for the 2012 post...
The big physics news this week was the latest results from ESA's Planck mission, but there was plenty of other good stuff circulating around the Interwebz.While everyone else was celebrating St...
Last year I wrote somewhere around 150 articles about endangered species. I could have easily written closer to 1,000. One blog simply can't cover all of threatened species around the world, as hard as I try...
Naam, Ramez (2012-12-18). Nexus (Kindle Locations 5434-5437). Osprey Publishing. Kindle Edition. “Nexus's ability to satisfy widespread human desires, combined with its innocuous perception, suggests that were the technology to ever enter the mainstream, the genie would prove very difficult to put back into the bottle...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - diagrams, incidental findings, sleep, mystery monster, neutrino, nothingness, and more.
I will be out and offline for the next week or so. Check the Blogs homepage every now and then. I'll be back April 1st.- Clarissa Ai Ling Lee - The Science and Art of the Diagrams: Culturing Physics and Mathematics, Part 1 - Ricki Lewis - Incidental Findings from Genome Sequencing – Nuances and Caveats - Gary Stix - Sleep Hits the Reset Button for Individual Neurons - Darren Naish - Jagged-toothed mystery monster; needs identifying - Glendon Mellow - How a Martian Goddess Changed My Mind About Copyright - Janet D...
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