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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#SciAmBlogs Monday - Coelacanths, Lake Vostok, neuronal transplants, #scio12, San Diego Demonoid, and more....
Welcome back from the weekend. Check out the new Image of the Week first! Then see what the bloggers have published lately:- Lucas Brouwers - Coelacanths are not living fossils.
Image of the Week #29, February 6th, 2012:
From: ScienceOnline2012 Sci-Art Show: The Winners by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic Source: Allen Human Brain Atlas by Perrin Ireland Research notes that would ve made da Vinci proud...
Those little pursed lips and that tiny crinkled nose might not just mean that your baby isn't a fan of pureed peas or mashed sweet potatoes. Some of the refusals to all of those "here-comes-the-airplane" attempts to feed a weaning infant might also be the child’s way of saying that she or he is just not hungry.New research suggests that babies who are given more control over their own food intake as they're being weaned off of breast milk or formula might end up with healthier body weights...
The white powder that arrived in envelopes addressed to lawmakers and journalists in 2001 proved to be a deadly delivery for several people. The lethal substance—spores commonly known as Anthrax (from the bacterium Bactillus anthracis )—can cause a toxic reaction in a host's blood stream, killing cells and leading to tissue damage, bleeding and death.But just how toxic anthrax is to an individual might depend on their genetic makeup, according to a new study, published online Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...
It was supposed to be extinct. Yet here it lay, with fins round and fleshy, scales as hard as bone and a tail unlike any living fish. "Lass, this discovery will be on the lips of every scientist in the world", James Smith said to Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, curator of the East London Museum...
This week's music video comes from Aryeh Rosenbaum, a medical student at the Albert Einstein College of medicine. Rosenbaum drew up this little ditty to the tune of Rhianna's Umbrella as a way to remember the differences between symptoms relating to these three GNR bacteria...
Satellite composite showing location of Vostok within the Antarctic continent (NASA) Two and a half miles beneath the surface of Antarctica's central Eastern ice sheet is a body of water 160 miles by 30 miles across known as Lake Vostok, after the Vostok research station above it, built by the former Soviet Union in 1957 and now operated by Russia.Even by Antarctic standards it's a brutal place, with the dubious honor of holding the record for the lowest measured temperature anywhere on the planet, a mind-if-not-body numbing -129 F or -89 C...
On your way to ScienceOnline2012, your plane finally lands at Raleigh-Durham International airport. While you slowly taxi to the gate, what do you do?
Bacterial aliens (NASA) A funny thing happened recently on the way to Mars.A few days after the successful launch of NASA's behemoth Curiosity rover with its Mars Science Laboratory instruments on November 26th 2011, a somewhat muted piece of news came out admitting that the strict biological planetary protection rules had not been adhered to quite as everyone expected...
In my classes, I often ask my students to wrestle with what I call damned-if-you-do-or-don't dilemmas, which offer no easy solutions. Every choice would pose certain risks and violate one valued principle or another...
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