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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Humans may have been causing climate change for much longer than we've been burning fossil fuels. In fact, the agrarian revolution may have started human-induced climate changes long before the industrial revolution began to sully the skies...
Next week marks the launch of the fourth annual Social Media Week, a global event with discussions about media use. I'll be covering some of the events here on AiP.
Friday Weird Science is up at Neurotic Physiology! Today we're talking about an interesting study with snakes in guam...eating your used tampons. Delicious.
By Ellen Berry College students may still have to burn the midnight oil, but many of their classrooms, libraries, residence halls, laboratories, student centers, and stadiums are healthier, more efficient environments.Over the last year, approximately 20 higher-education buildings in the US were certified as LEED Platinum - the highest level of green building recognized by the LEED international benchmark...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - new nuclear reactors, The Dune, Bohr model, hornbill bills, singing mice, and more.
We have a new Video of the Week for you.- Robynne Boyd - New Nuclear Reactors Approved - Maria Konnikova - How a Book about the Future Inspired Me to Look into the Neural Underpinnings of the Past - Jennifer Ouellette - Don’t Be Dissin’ the Bohr Model! - John R...
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One of the standout anecdotes in Carl Zimmer's most excellent compilation, Science Ink (a.k.a. My Favorite Science Book of 2011 And Possibly Ever) occurs in the first few pages: "A former student [physics major] got a tattoo of a cartoon atom on the back of one of his legs...
Booze is behind an estimated 2.1 million car accidents each year in the U.S.—which cause almost 11,000 traffic fatalities annually. But many drug users have claimed that a few puffs of pot before getting behind the wheel are perfectly harmless...
"...Resources for colonies of bacteria to research a theory of everything, reconciling cosmic and quantum observations in their own bacterial way." -Jonathon Keats Part of the Vast and Undetectable show at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery is housing a unique school to study the universe...
For centuries the tribal Nyishi people in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh have worn the magnificent beaks of hornbill birds as a part of their traditional headgear, called pudum, which are considered a sign of manhood and tribal identity...
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