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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Dopamine. Serotonin. If you are a neuroscientist like me, these words conjure up images of chemicals, ideas like 'pleasure', 'mood', 'reward prediction', and 'diarrhea' (really, no one discusses THAT part of serotonin)...
If everything works out right a child in the years between two and ten spends hundreds of hours lying on the floor in her room contemplating childhood, walls, ceilings and whatever clouds float across the horizons of young, brains...
Last weekend, NASA successfully launched the Mars Science Laboratory - called Curiosity, which is currently well on its way towards the red planet.Back in May, I went to an Open House at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena...
Back when I was a graduate student in Louisiana studying chimpanzees, I came across a chapter from an old book called The Speech of Monkeys . First released in 1892, it was a pioneering text in animal behavior and the study of nonhuman communication, published by the very respectable Charles L...
The world's final 23 Hainan black-crested gibbons ( Nomascus hainanus ) are making what may be their last stand in China, where their jungle habitat is being wiped out at a rate of 200,000 square meters a day, according to a new report from Greenpeace International...
U.S. mobile phone customers do not like spending a lot of money for their wireless gadgets. As a result many agree to restrictive contracts with AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and other wireless carriers in order to get a good deal...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - time capsule, hot peppers, exoplanets, scientific bartending, pink microscopes, and more.
NOTE: I will be officially on vacation next week. How much I will be capable of keeping myself away from the online world, including the blog network, remains to be seen.I will have a number of posts scheduled in advance (on the Guest Blog, SA Incubator, Network Central and A Blog Around The Clock) and will set up the Image of the Week and Video of the Week in advance, but am unlikely to do these evening link-fests next week, or post all the links to all the posts on Twitter, Facebook and G+...
I've been brooding over Buddhism lately, for several reasons. First, I read that Steve Jobs was a long-time dabbler in Buddhism and was even married in a Buddhist ceremony.
Everybody has something to say about electricity in the South. Duke thinks it needs to cost more; Duke, on the other hand, thinks there’s no reason it needs to be more expensive.
Finally, I have in my possession a copy of English Wealden Fossils , the massive, significant and long-awaited new volume published by the Palaeontological Association as part of its Field Guide to Fossils series (this is number 14 in the series)...
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