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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While in the checkout line of a local Rite Aid this weekend, I was struck by “The Sex Addiction Epidemic” cover of Newsweek. Quickly intrigued by the promise of such a lead story, I plopped down on a neighboring Coke display to read and process, where excitement quickly derailed to dismay...
I took a field trip to the big city last week, to attend the Union of Concerned Scientists' and George Washington University School of Public Health's conference, "FDA at a Crossroads."..
I took a field trip to the big city last week, to attend the Union of Concerned Scientists’ and George Washington University School of Public Health’s conference, “FDA at a Crossroads.” I have great respect for UCS and their efforts to keep science depoliticized, a topic that I have written and spoken about...
Video of the Week #20, December 7th, 2011 From: Breathtaking time-lapse video makes me question Copernicus by Hannah Waters at Culturing Science.
I know, you have been very patient, waiting for this day. And it has finally arrived - we are ready to announce the 50 essays and 1 poem that will be published in the sixth annual anthology of the best science writing online.If you are new to this, here is the history and background of the project...
Does psychology's over-reliance on American undergraduates distort our image of the human species?Imagine that you’re in a room with 100 psychopaths.
Originally posted on June 7, 2010. To get disclaimers out of the way, first, Vanessa Woods (on Twitter) is a friend. I first met her online, reading her blog Bonobo Handshake where she documented her day-to-day life and work with bonobos in the Congo...
This week's buzz: SCIART LECTURES/EVENTS **NEW** Donate to Palaces | Here's a unique opportunity: Gina Czarnecki, a UK-based artist, is teaming up with the Tooth Fairy to create a palace of teeth...
When scientists think of the pathways in the brain that underlie the responses to drugs, especially reward related responses, we tend to think of certain things.
Very brief re-post, from March 18, 2006 - now with a little more added commentary: I remember from an old review that John Palmer did a study on the diurnal pattern of copulation in humans some years ago...
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