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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Still digging myself out of dozens of "starred" must-reply-in-detail emails after ScienceOnline2012, as well as editing some blog posts and articles, etc, before I get back into my regular blogging routine...
In an autobiographic note Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, 1809 - 1882) remembered a childhood wish:" It was soon after I began collecting stones, i.e., when 9 or 10, that I distinctly recollect the desire I had of being able to know something about every pebble in front of the hall door--it was my earliest and only geological aspiration at that time...
Just to let you know - the latest MolBio carnival is out! The bacteria that cause Tuberculosis are nasty little beasts. The white blood cells that clear infection in your body work by ingesting bacteria and then breaking them up, and the TB escapes this by letting itself get ingested and then sitting inside your white blood cells...
All year is great time to learn more about science and the people who make the discoveries. But February offers a unique opportunity to learn about the achievements of African-Americans (and others from the African Diaspora) in the sciences.During my primary school years, my most memorable lessons involved themes...
Welcome to the (ever so slightly late -- sorry) 18th issue of the MolBio carnival! [insert some awful pun involving strains here] For those of us working with live cultures, it's important to remember they have a pedigree, and ultimately come from somewhere outside the lab (after all, all life has a common ancestor somewhere ...)...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - health insurance, home microbiome, LEED buildings on campus, Social Media Week, local climate change, and more
Have a great weekend!- Kevin Zelnio - Trying to Catch His Breath With a Hole-Ridden Safety Net (and then, once you read this, also go here: #IAmUninsured: An #IAmScience Story) - Jennifer Frazer - The Wild Life of My Doorsill - Ellen Berry - Guest Post: 20 US Higher-Education Buildings Earn LEED Platinum in 2011 - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Sssnakes can ssmell your menssstrual ssecretionsss - Krystal D'Costa - Social Media Week Returns to a City Near You: February 13th – 17th, 2012 - Joanne Manaster - Science for Grown-ups in Chicago - David Biello - Farmers May Have Kicked Off Local Climate Change 3,500 Years Ago - Larry Greenemeier - Iran Government Suspected in Cutting Off Internet to Quell Protests =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...
I will be in Chicago this week attending science events aimed at grown-ups. If you don't know the city, check out this tilt-shift video. Incredible! What started as a trip to view the work-in-progress film about cold fusion called "The Believers" (see my post), has become a bit of an adventure.I will briefly fill you in on some of the science (and Valentine's Day) themed events, in case you are in town and want to attend or, at the very least, to have something to look forward to when I share more about them.Sunday night, Stephanie Levi (@scienceissexy on twitter) will be hosting her Night Lab: The Science of Love and Attraction at a Chicago bar with two guest speakers who promise to enlighten us on the science of human attraction...
I'm sitting here on a bed that constantly readjusts itself. It's terribly annoying and when I lay down on it there is a low rumbling of the motor that pushes air to my legs and sucks it from butt...
With the launch of a "national"—more censored—version of the Internet only a few weeks away in Iran, users are already reporting increasingly limited access to certain Web sites and Web security features...
When I was in North Carolina last month for the meet-and-greet-and-learn-exhausto-freneti-thon of ScienceOnline 2012, I procured for myself a sampling kit for a citizen science project being conducted by the lab of Rob Dunn, Sci Am Guest Blogger and author of the wonderful book The Wild Life of our Bodies.He's doing a new study called "The Wild Life of Our Homes", and for the low, low price of nothing*, I got a sampling kit with two neato dual-pronged sterile Q-tips, instructions, a questionnaire about the characteristics of my pad, and a mailing address to send it back to...
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