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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#SciAmBlogs Monday – #standingwithDNLee and yes, there was other stuff as well….
In case you missed it…but the rest of this week is Diversity Week on the blogs, so come back tomorrow for lots of it! - DNLee – Responding to No name Life Science Blog Editor who called me out of my name - Mariette DiChristina – A Message from Mariette DiChristina, Editor in Chief [...]..
Motivated reasoning: Fuel for controversies, conspiracy theories and science denialism alike
Pieces of information, disputed and not, can be woven very quickly into competing explanatory narratives. Press the right buttons, then it can be lightning fast to order them into a line leading to this or that logical conclusion...
Ever wonder how transmission lines are repaired? Introducing high flying linemen
The U.S. electricity grid includes more than 200,000 miles of high voltage (230 kilovolts and higher) power lines. This network of wires helps to maintain a reliable supply of electricity across the country...
#SciAmBlogs Friday – Artificial Intelligence, Big Weather Data, Walking Dead, Hemlock Extinction, Walking to School, and more.
Enjoy the latest Video of the Week! - Samuel Johnston – WeatherSignal: Big Data meets Forecasting - Seth Baum – Our Final Invention: Is AI The Defining Issue for Humanity?...
Walking to School with the Police
Do you see this picture? If you look closely enough you can see my adorable children and lovely wife. And they are doing something remarkable: They are walking — walking to school...
Physics of sperm vs. the sperm whale
Video of the Week #113, October 11th, 2013: From: Physics Week in Review: September 28, 2013 by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics.
Our Final Invention: Is AI the Defining Issue for Humanity?
Humanity today faces incredible threats and opportunities: climate change, nuclear weapons, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and much, much more.
Hemlock Extinction Looms Over Tennessee Forests
The branches of the massive eastern hemlock loom more than 30 meters above us, but instead of craning our necks to look up Tennessee state botanist Todd Crabtree draws our attention closer to the ground and the thumbprint-sized dot of yellow paint near the base of the tree...
Computational chemistry wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
It’s always very nice to wake up and see your own professional working field win a Nobel Prize. I am very happy to note that this year’s prize in chemistry has been awarded to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for their development of “multiscale methods for complex systems”...
Dead Zone Judo
If you were to stand at the southwestern-most tip of New York State and pour a glass of milk into the nearest waterway that liquid would eventually flow all the way to New Orleans.
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