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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Check out the brand new Image of the Week! - Mark Jackson – The not-so-noble past of the Nobel Prizes - Lawrence Rifkin – 10 Sublime Wonders of Science - David Stipp – How Anti-Aging Drugs Could Help Medicare - Ilana Yurkiewicz – Because I work in a hospital, I can’t help [...]..
Throwback Thursday: drilling for oil in 1950s Texas
The 1950s oil boom represented economic mobility and opportunity for many Texans.
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How does newspaper coverage affect how we view climate change? A new report has estimated that 82% of articles about climate change are framed in the context of “disaster” and “uncertainty”...
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Image of the Week #110 September 26th, 2013: From: The world at night – blacklighting: how it works and some amazing photos by Felicity Muth at Not bad science.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday – Linguistically Modified Foods, Hallmarks of Cancer, You Will Smell Like a Dead Chicken, Australian Digging Mammals, and more.
Enjoy the new Video of the Week! - Buddhini Samarasinghe – The Hallmarks of Cancer: 2 – Insensitivity to Antigrowth Signals - Joel Taylor – California’s Renewable Energy Program: Could Quantum Devices Be a Part of It?...
Video of the Week #111, September 25th, 2013: From: Box–The Synthesis of Real and Digital Space (with Robots!) by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid and Stunning Live Visual Effects in Box by Brian Malow at But Seriously…...
A reminder that prices matter
Coal takes advantage of rising natural gas prices, highlighting the elasticity of substation for fuels.
Market forces have been hurting coal long before the EPA’s CO2 rules
War on coal? Not really. More like climate policy tai chi by the EPA.
Dig This: Decline of Australian Digging Mammals Impacts Entire Ecosystems
How much soil would a bandicoot dig if a bandicoot could dig soil? Quite a lot, it turns out. The southern brown bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus) weighs just 1.4 kilograms, but over the course of a year this tiny digging marsupial can excavate more than 3.9 metric tons of soil as it builds its nests and [...]..
It’s Not “Nice” To Include Women In The Energy Sector, It’s Essential
It’s difficult not to notice that at most energy events I attend, I’m one of just a handful of women. Last week’s C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium at MIT looked and felt a lot different...
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