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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I've complained in previous columns about excessive medical testing, which leads to unnecessary treatment and drives up health care costs. Overtesting helps explain why health-care costs for Americans are much higher than in any other nation, whereas our health ranking is low, roughly equivalent to that of Cubans.The medical establishment is gradually acknowledging these hard facts, as indicated by a recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association : "Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer: An Opportunity for Improvement." The article was written by a working group formed by the American Cancer Institute last year "to develop a strategy to improve the current approach to cancer screening and prevention."The three authors state: "Over the past 30 years, awareness and screening have led to an emphasis on early diagnosis of cancer...
Great White Serial Killer. World’s Deadliest Sharks. I Escaped Jaws. Sharkpocalypse. These are just a few of the programs airing this week during the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week and NatGeo Wild’s new copycat, Sharkfest...
For the first time, the public has been treated to the spectacle of lab-grown meat cooked and eaten via live Webcast. Backed by Google billionaire Sergey Brin, Dutch tissue engineer Mark Post unveiled his “cultured beef” at a press event on August 5, answering the question posed by a 2011 Scientific American feature: “When Will [...]..
Image of the Week #103, August 5th, 2013: From: Photoblogging: Flamingo Family by Jason G. Goldman at The Thoughtful Animal. Source: Jason G.
Mambo from Tanzania! We’ve been living and working in northern Tanzania for a little over a month now, building a kiln, getting quite muddy, experimenting with traditional Tanzanian cooking, and filling ourselves with Swahili...
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is currently in full swing and observing it requires adapting to a certain rhythm of fasting, feasting and festivities.
Larry Jones is driving the minivan across the Utah desert on Highway 163, with Sally in the passenger seat and the two kids dozing in the back.
#SciAmBlogs Friday – eco-goats, end of life, Galapagos Tortoises, Wikipedia music, roots of war, and more.
- Tim Lahey – Voiceless at the end of life - Hilda Bastian – Wassup, Wikipedia? Oh … wow! - John Horgan – Survey of Earliest Human Settlements Undermines Claim that War Has Deep Evolutionary Roots - John R...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - eco-goats, end of life, Galapagos Tortoises, Wikipedia music, roots of war, and more.
- Tim Lahey - Voiceless at the end of life - Hilda Bastian - Wassup, Wikipedia? Oh … wow! - John Horgan - Survey of Earliest Human Settlements Undermines Claim that War Has Deep Evolutionary Roots - John R...
This week in awesome: – Viewpoint: Plug ‘leaky pipeline’ for women in science by Suzi Gage On Tuesday 16 July, about 100 people with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (also known as Stem) gathered in a boardroom in central London, armed with coffee and pastries...
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