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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Endangered Hawaiian monk seals ( Monachus schauinslandi ) have a bad reputation among some local fishermen, who accuse the 200-kilogram mammals of eating the fish that the humans catch for their livelihoods...
This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - obesity drugs, stress and depression, Tunguska Event, health care reform, Prometheus, Wollemi pine, Higgs and more.
- Judy Stone - A Glut of Obesity Drugs? - Scicurious - Stress and Depression and…Neuritin? - David Bressan - June 30, 1908: The Tunguska Event - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Thinking through health care reform: a compilation of diverse perspectives - Scott Huler - Get Used to It - Robynne Boyd - Heat Waves and Water Use Go Hand-in-Hand - Ferris Jabr - A Contemplation of Chattering Minds - Daniel Grushkin and Wythe Marschall - The Life Engineers: Prometheus asks, is a culture as stupid as ours ready to create new life? - Jennifer Frazer - The Lost Valley of the Wollemi Pine - Christie Wilcox - Social Media for Scientists Part 6: The Wiki - Krystal D'Costa - Talking With Our Hands: The Significance of Gestures - George Musser - What Is the Higgs Boson?...
This post originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on December 6th, 2010. New Yorkers are hand talkers. We often use gestures to add emphasis to our conversations; from pointing to direct tourists, or waving to demonstrate our exasperation with traffic, drivers, or pedestrians, or trying to interject—because New Yorkers don't interrupt!—we gesticulate...
Heather Gray, originally from South Africa and currently working at CERN, is one of the attendees producing a video diary to document her time at the Lindau meeting this year.
The first morning lecture series for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which is focused on physics for this, its 62nd anniversary year, got off to a cosmic start, tracing the origins and evolution of the universe, before crashing back to Earth with a discussion of climate change...
Today’s suggestion? Get used to it.Days of unspeakable heat? The heat taking the usual storm systems and turning them excessively violent? Lack of investment in infrastructure making recovery from those storms lengthy and piecemeal?...
When it comes to health care, people can have very strong opinions. Conversations can get heated and personal. Understandably so; we are talking about something that directly and inevitably affects us, our families, and all Americans...
Today, renowned primatologist Dr. Patricia Wright, and the Prime Minister and the Minister of Higher Education of Madagascar will unveil and open NamanaBe Hall (which translates as Friendship Hall) - a new research, arts and community outreach building in Ranomafana, Madagascar.The 1,440 square meter building is as 'green' as can be - built out of local materials (locally-sourced granite, brick, and eucalyptus flooring), with work by local artisans and craftsmen, it has gardens and solar panels on the roof, gray water recycling, solar hot water, natural cooling, and enhanced use of daylight...
The Knorr is a big ship as far as research vessels go - but there's still no getting around the fact that you're in a little metal box in the middle of the ocean with 49 other people for a month...
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