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 2002 conservationists used helicopters to bomb Anacapa Island, off the coast of California, with the rodent-killing poison brodifacoum. They managed to wipe out their targetâ€”an invasive species of black rats that had been living on the island for more than a centuryâ€”but they also knocked out a native population of deer mice and killed some rodent-eating raptors, like the peregrine falcon...
That's right, I'm here in lovely St. Louis for the annual "April meeting" of the American Physical Society. If it's spring, it's time for high-energy physics.
If all goes well, in a few years, every news outlet in the world will run an image like this one right below a photo of researchers popping champagne bottles.
I talked to string theorist Brian Greene earlier this afternoon about the upcoming World Science Festival, and he remarked about how many artists of all types, from painters to musicians to choreographers, have been inspired by scientific discoveries...
April Fool's Day was kind of a bust this year for science, but this makes up for it: The "paper" is here. -- Edited by gmusser at 04/03/2008 2:36 PM
From May 28 to June 1, "the most exciting city in the world is going to become even more exciting," according to Alan Alda. That's the weekend staked out for the World Science Festival, a scattered constellation of panels, interviews, debates, workshops and cultural events in New York City...
Recent investigations by physicists at the University of Maryland indicate that grapheneâ€”one-atom-thick sheets of carbonâ€”could one day supplant silicon as the material of choice for important applications such as high-speed computer chips and biochemical sensors...
NASA Or at least not as bad as some might fear. That's the main message I took away from last week's State of the Planet conference (though it is also clear that the planet is in a perilous state when it comes to energy, food and global warming.) But judge for yourself...
The fabled Northwest Passage opened for the first time in centuries this past summer. NASA Entire Alaskan coastal villages are slipping into the sea.
Brazil grows a lot of sugar cane, and much of it they now turn into ethanol fuel. They make enough that biofuels"”also including diesel from soy"”now provide 45 percent of the fuel that powers Brazilian automobiles...
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