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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I want to give a quick shout out to my friend and colleague Sheril Kirshenbaum and congratulate her on her new gig as the Director of UT's Project of Energy Communications at the McComb's School of Business...
Neat observations are published on animals all the time. Many are relatively mundane, or are additional records of things we already know about. But some are really fantastic and have the potential to open a whole new chapter in our understanding of behaviour, ecology and evolution...
When I was a kid, I used to spend hours listening to Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky on their Sunday night call-in radio show Loveline. I listened so often that I began to incorporate one of their catchphrases - "good times" - into my daily conversations...
Lyme disease is notoriously tough to diagnose. The symptoms often don't appear for one or two weeks after a bite and can vary from feeling flu-ish to longer-term neurological damage.
How state science standards stack up, according to a new report from The Fordham Institute A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute paints a grim picture of state science standards across the United States...
Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age | Brian Ladd | University of Chicago Press | 236 pages | $15.00 (Softcover)It's an experience not at all unfamiliar to many of us: the flush of a first meeting, a growing attraction, a desire to spend every waking moment together, to visit new places and explore a world previously unknown, to create new memories together...
A member of one of the world's most endangered turtle species is being tracked by satellites as it swims the rivers of Cambodia, helping scientists to learn more about how it navigates and the threats it faces in its native waters...
Video of the Week #28 February 1st, 2012 From: Science Online 2012: The Music Video by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: DrBondar on YouTube.
Why not bring elephants to Australia? That's the proposal made by biologist David Bowman of the University of Tasmania in a comment published February 2 in Nature .
Spiders' silk has been the envy of materials engineers for decades. Its combination of flexibility and durability has been difficult to match with even the most advanced technology."It is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar by weight," Markus Buehler, an engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said in a prepared statement.A new study by Buehler and his colleagues, published online Wednesday in Nature , is the first to use computer modeling to demonstrate how the molecular components and structures of the silk contribute to the astounding strength of spiders' web designs ( Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group)...
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