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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How Photography Transformed Spider Science
For being mildly arachnophobic I've been on a real spider binge lately. Here's a wonderful Smithsonian-produced video highlighting the role of photography in spider science: (h/t Bug Girl)...
This is what a scientist looks like.
I have talked a lot about the need for scientists to reach out. In fact, next week, I'll be giving a talk at the University of Washington about why scientists need social media.
Making Scientists Seem Human-Through Film!
This coming weekend I am heading to Chicago to screen a "work-in-progress" science documentary about cold fusion called "The Believers". Cold fusion is one of those topics that elicits strong words and sentiments...
Frauds, Fakes and Fossils
" What are they? Creations of mind?- The mind can make Substance, and people planets of its own With beings brighter than have been, and give A breath to forms which can outlive all flesh "" The Dream ", Lord Bryon (1788-1824)In the year 1725 the professor of medicine and personal physician of the bishop of the German town of Würzburg, Dr...
Editor's Selections: Blood Tests for Depression, the Axolotl, Dopamine, and The Bachelor
Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week. "Imagine that there was a blood test that could detect depression," writes the Neuroskeptic.
Parades Public Festivals, Public Spectacles
Ed. Note: So the New York Giants won the super bowl, and there will be a parade not too far from my office today. I'm have no intention of leaving the office—parade or no parade, I'm not a Giants fan and my football wounds are still a bit raw, and the crowds are a little intense—but it seemed like a good time to revisit this post that I wrote following the parade for the New York Yankees in 2009...
Sticky bacteria and the benefits of staying still
I've written before about the many ways that bacteria can move around. Considering that they're just one cell long, micro-organisms have a whole range of ways to travel through their little world...
Too Clean? Try Bacterial Wipes!
Last week, Rob Dunn posted a thought-provoking piece on the hygiene hypothesis that made me wonder... what will the shelves of the supermarket cleaning aisle look like in twenty years?
#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.
The Brain is one Awesomely Complicated Piece of Meat
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...
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