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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The latest evidence that average temperatures are increasing around the globe comes from the deepest parts of the ocean, Dr. James McCarthy of Harvard University told a Senate committee hearing on climate change on Wednesday...
In 1928, a biologist named Ditlef Rustad caught an unusual fish off the coast of Bouvet Island in the Antarctic. The "white crocodile fish," as Rustad named it, had large eyes, a long toothed snout and diaphanous fins stretched across fans of slender quills...
I'm Back! Miss me? Thought I had dropped off the face of the Earth? Well, given my blog stat numbers and the internet attention span you probably forgot I existed.
Writing about science for the last eight years has changed dramatically for me with the advent of blogging and social media. In fact, at many science conferences blogging is what we are asked to do by our editors throughout the five or six days of the event that we attend...
As expected, the FDA recently announced approval of a second drug for obesity within a month, Vivus’ Qnexa, now renamed Qsymia. This approval is less of a surprise, as the data appeared somewhat stronger than that for Arena’s lorcaserin (Belviq)...
In 2010, people across the globe munched their way through 128 million tons of seafood. That's according to the latest data coming out of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, and has her delicate little claws out to shred a study on how dudes collect things because of sexual selection. The entire study can be summed up thus:1...
This week's blackouts in India have been blamed at least in part on the lack of rain during the annual monsoon season, which hindered hydropower production and increased the demand for electricity for use in agricultural irrigation...
This week’s picks includes the science of sand castles, the 95% of the universe that we invented, understanding the origins of life by recreating it and much much more (two pieces about viruses for instance—yes, microbio people, rejoice)...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - chimp diet, medical information, Mt.St.Helens, Lehrer, string theory, black holes and more.
We have a new Video of the Week. Inspirational!- Rob Dunn - How to Eat Like a Chimpanzee - Jalees Rehman - Accuracy of Medical Information on the Internet - Dana Hunter - Prelude to a Catastrophe: “The Volcano Could Be Nearing a Major Event” - Khalil A...
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