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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Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has a degree in medicine, so I would expect that he's had some rudimentary biology education at some point in his life. However, you wouldn't know it just from glancing through the entries in his "Wastebook", a list of projects funded by the government that he considers wasteful...
It's better than an ant farm. It's more exciting than a flea circus. Welcome to Cricket Fight Club. The first rule of Cricket Fight Club is: you do not talk about Cricket Fight Club.
Demands of work and all that mean that I need to sign off for Christmas now, so no time to blog about sauropod biology, toads, tadpoles, Cretaceous crocodilians (Salisbury & Naish 2011), mutual sexual selection in ornithodirans (Hone et al ...
Once accused of being absent-minded, the founder of American Psychology, William James, quipped that he was really just present-minded to his own thoughts.
I’ve recently started a job at London’s Science Media Centre, an organisation that tries to ensure science is reported responsibly, as senior press officer for mental health.
As is usually the case on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week. And as is usually the case every day, the bloggers have written some amazing stuff:- Jennifer Ouellette - The Science of Mysteries: For Whom the Bells Toll - Krystal D'Costa - Why Do We Say “I’m Not Sick” When We’re Really Sick? - Ricki Rusting - What Unusually Long-Lived Animals Tell Us about Human Aging - Caleb A...
We haven't fully escaped cold and flu season yet! How are you coping?
Video of the Week #22, December 21th, 2011 (Please excuse the ad that may run for 30 seconds before the video begins. We do not control the content of any ads.
Today, after 2 decades of controversy, the U.S. EPA released a final version of its new standards to limit toxic emissions from power plants. Under the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for fossil-fired power plants, the EPA will be able to regulate the emission of: Heavy metals – including mercury * , arsenic, chromium, and nickel Acid gases including hydrochloric acid and hydrofluoric acid Particulate matter Sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) Nitrogen oxides (NO x ) As a result of this rule, the EPA estimates that 17,000 premature deaths and hundreds of thousands of illnesses will be prevented each year...
Beyond the Light Switch , a Detroit Public Television two-part documentary hosted by Scientific American Associate Editor David Biello, has been awarded a Silver Baton 2012 Alfred I.
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