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 pharmaceutical industry has beat a concerted retreat from developing drugs for diseases that affect the brain, stymied by the lengthy development times for these agents and a string of failures...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - bacterial size, Black History Month in STEM, Darwin Day, Adele's voice, NASA funding, and more.
Welcome back. As is usually the case on Mondays, we have a new Image of the Week - enjoy!And if you are in this city, join us for a variety of scienc-ey community events: Science events in New York City this week.- Psi Wavefunction - Musings on size: do bacteria want to be bigger?...
Image of the Week #30, February 13th, 2012:
From: Artificial Beaks Helping to Save Hornbills from Extinction in India by John Platt at Extinction Countdown Source: Lip Kee Yap on Flickr The great hornbill ( Buceros bicornis ), is one of five hornbill species native to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh...
You would never have known it from her performance at the Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday night, but the British singer Adele was not even allowed to speak for most of November and December...
NASA just released its presidential budget request for 2013 and, as expected, the space agency's planetary science program takes a big hit. The budget document (summary pdf) is merely the first volley in an often drawn-out exchange between the White House and Congress, but still sets the general direction for the space program...
Students of the UC-Santa Cruz Science Communication program had some some awesome and successful stories published recently - I hope you enjoy them as much as I did:Marissa Fessenden (@marisfessenden) wrote about an annoying speaking pattern among young women, called "vocal fry," for a class news assignment...
High-ticket items at my local 99¢ store endanger lives. For $6 a pop (or 2 for $10) a child brings home a baby turtle hardly larger than a quarter. They’re deceptively deadly pets for kids who put the bitty creatures in their mouths, or who neglect to wash their hands after touching the turtle...
Earlier this month, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released data showing the continued downward trend of natural gas prices in the United States.
Heather Knight is a North Carolina-based ceramic artist. Her work in porcelain extracts patterns from nature and presents them in their simplest repetitive forms.
In Remaking Eden (Harper Perennial, 1998), geneticist Lee Silver envisioned a future in which humanity has split into two species: "Naturals," the poor slobs who muddle along with the genes that nature gave them, and the "GenRich," who can afford to boost their physical and mental talents via genetic engineering...
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