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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California’s Renewable Energy Program: Could Quantum Devices Be a Part of It?
Progression +Innovation= Emerging Renewable Resources California is known as a progressive state. It favors the implementation of social reform or new, liberal ideas.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday – Iron Man exoskeleton, octopuss farming, #Dysonfest, Piping Plovers, Hospital-Based Infections, and more.
- E. Paul Zehr – The exoskeletons are here! Inventing Iron Man Update 3.0 - John Cook – Saxophone quartets and probability - Julie Rehmeyer – Making computers smarter, and helping deaf people too - Michelle Cain – Arctic Methane: The ups and downs of sitting in the hot seat - [...]..
Piping Plovers in Migration: Foraging for Their Lives
Is invisibility overrated? For many species, the ability to camouflage themselves against their natural habitat provides safety from predators and other unwanted eyes.
#Dysonfest: Celebrating Freeman Dyson’s 90th birthday
Consider the set of brilliant twentieth century physicists. That’s an impressively large set. Now consider the set of brilliant physicists who contributed important ideas to several diverse fields...
Teach the Children Well…About Water
Today, all eighth and ninth graders in the public school system here in Decatur, Ga., are partaking in a day-long seminar known as Water Wise. Last night, I attended the preview complete with presentations about water-borne diseases, water conservation, and the intricate interplay between energy use and water...
Arctic Methane: The ups and downs of sitting in the hot seat
Friday 20th September, morning. After yesterday’s transit to Kiruna and late afternoon wetland flight, today saw the first full day of MAMM ‘Science’ flying for the September 2013 campaign...
First Octopus Farms Get Growing
Fish farms now produce million tons of fish each year around the globe. But octopuses have largely escaped this kind of confined aquaculturing, despite a growing global demand and overfishing...
#SciAmBlogs Friday – Wolverine, Hawthorne effect, protist parasites, snow fleas, squishy robots, and more.
I am so pleased to announce that renowned animal scientist and autism expert, Temple Grandin, and her co-author of her latest book, “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum“, Richard Panek, will be our guests on another collaborative Scientific American/Read Science!...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday – glass sponges, dog sounds, sharks friends, med school interviews, and more.
It was thought that animal communication can be explained by lower-level physiological states, but new research shows that wolf howls reflect social dynamics.
"All of the Above" Energy Means More Fracking, Renewables, Nukes and Clean Coal
There is no technical issue with fracking, the controversial technique of fracturing shale rock with high-pressure, chemically treated water to release natural gas.
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