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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Somehow, it's been a year, and throughout it, this blog has gone through something of an evolution. While always intended to focus on addiction and mental illness, I've begun skewing towards the cultural, mainly because there already exist excellent drug bloggers like DrugMonkey and David Kroll who cover hard drug chemistry...
In popular fiction, humanoid robots have no rhythm—look no further than the "robot dance" for evidence of this. Yet rhythm—or the neurophysiological processes that enable humans to produce patterns of recurring movement—is the key to creating bots that move more like people...
The Scientific American Blog Network launched on July 5th, 2011. Yes, exactly one year ago! So, Happy Birthday to us! Yeay!You have probably seen the bloggers, all day long today, posting calls for readers to de-lurk and introduce themselves...
Today, the Scientific American blogging network celebrates its very first birthday. It has been a tremendous ride so far, and I would really like to thank you for reading along so far, but there's one little question I wanted to get out of the way first: Who are you?...
The Scientific American Blog Network launched one year ago today! Happy birthday to us! Following in the tradition of the rest of the network (borrowed, in turn, from Drugmonkey and Ed Yong), I'm going to take this opportunity to find out who you are...
Woooo! One year of science-art!It's the Scientific American Blog Network's 1st blogiversary, and it's time to celebrate.Here's a bit of what we were up to this past year: 106 posts, average 8.83 posts a month Featured 143 different artists (+/-), with links in our Scumble and Buzz posts to dozens more Artwork by members of 4 different species 280+ comments on the blog, a lot of conversation on Facebook, Twitter and G+...
It’s Our Anniversary! Yes, The Scientific American Blog Network is 1 year old today. Quite a nice landmark for the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in America. (Ooh, I get goose pimples thinking about that…and I work with them...
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. [Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 - $300]I was out on an evening walk near my house when I spotted a dramatic, if diminutive, pavement ant battleground...
Well, shoot! I've been completely caught up in book writing, the "definitely maybe" discovery of the Higgs boson (or a "Higgs-like particle"), and the discovery of one strand of the dark matter filaments thought to connect galaxies and help shape the universe...
So, the National Trust of Northern Island unveiled a spiffy new Visitor's Center for the Giant's Causeway, one of the great geologic wonders of the world.
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