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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In a historic vote earlier today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved Southern Company's application to construct the nation's first nuclear reactors in over 30 years.The license was granted in a 4-1 vote, and permits two new reactors to be built at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle (about 170 miles east of Atlanta)...
Yesterday I asked: what is the best pop science song of all time? Here's where we stand: on the shoulder of giants (with apologies to Sir Isaac).One of those giants is Ryan Reid, our digital art guru, who not long ago did a wonderful post on 10 songs inspired by science...
The life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been picked over extensively since his death in October from complications related to pancreatic cancer. Countless news articles, obituaries, remembrances, and, of course, Walter Isaacson's biography followed in the immediate wake of his passing...
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. A vial filled with oil (top) and water demonstrates optical properties of each.
Editor s Selections: Family Medical Histories, A Grave In The Bahamas, Medieval Malaria, And Macaques
Part of my online life includes editorial duties at ResearchBlogging.org, where I serve as the Social Sciences Editor. Each Thursday, I pick notable posts on research in anthropology, philosophy, social science, and research to share on the ResearchBlogging.org News site...
...consider this:You might think, on reading this story, that myrmecologists had made a significant new discovery. But you'd be wrong.That's because this isn't a news story.
I’m about to make an embarrassing (to science fiction fans) confession: until last week, I had never read Dune . I wasn’t even aware that I was supposed to have read Dune .
The recent talk of ultrasonic tarsiers reminded me of a post I wrote a couple years ago. You see, tarsiers aren't the only animal to communicate at a sound frequency beyond the level of human hearing: mice do as well...
There are two new podcasts about ScienceOnline2012 - ScienceOnline2012 Recap Feb. 7 at UW School of Aquatic Fishery Sciences and Science... sort of - Episode 122: Finding a New Course.-..
Let's be honest: tarsiers look odd. Among the smallest of all primates, most species of tarsier would fit easily in the palm of your hand. They have long, slender, largely hairless tails and elongated fingers with knobby knuckles and mushroom-cap finger pads.To fully confront the tarsier's bizarre anatomy, you must stare it in the face...
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