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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Chicken-Egg, by Din Matamoro Spanish artist Din Matamoro likes to play with his food. We have featured some of Matamoro’s egg-to-chicken (or is it chicken-to-egg?) creations previously, but art truly knows no boundaries...
Video of the Week #94, May 29th, 2013: From: Physics Week in Review: May 25, 2013 by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics . Source: Glove and Boots On a recent episode of the Glove and Boots puppet Webseries, Fafa the groundhog explained to Mario why Time Travel is not a good idea...
Social contracts are written into our biology. As is the justice they need. The arc of our evolution has long bent towards the justice of “laws” fittest for team survival.
The Obama administration’s Big Brain project—$100 million for a map of some sort of what lies beneath the skull—has captured the attention of the entire field of neuroscience.
Please welcome this month's Scicurious Guest Writer, Karissa Milbury! “This is why our drugs fail. Look at it. How do you treat that?” The professor, speaking to our graduate genetics technology class, was referring to a figure similar to this:(Figure 1: A graph showing the array of mutations found in a single breast cancer, from a paper by Natrajan and colleagues.)If that seems complicated to you, don’t worry – this is a genetic map of a single breast cancer, with every black line around the edge representing one mutation...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - human macroecology, food deserts, ketamine, heroin vaccine, giardia, test-tube cats, dog yawns, and more.
Check out the latest Image of the Week!- Anne-Marie Hodge - The Emerging Field of Human Macroecology - Ian Branam - Escape online from food deserts - Naim Alkhouri - “Breathprints” Pinpoint Potential Obesity-Related Complications in Children - Tony Rothman - Apocalypsis du Jour, Amnesia Forever! - Felicity Muth - Why do dogs yawn when they see sleepy humans? - Psi Wavefunction - Giardia sucks!...
By Cesarachp, via Wikimedia Commons If you thought heart disease and diabetes were the main problems associated with obesity and overweight, think again.
Watch this videoDid it make you yawn? Well if it did then you’re not alone. Humans exhibit ‘contagious yawning’, where just seeing another individual makes you want to yawn yourself.Why we yawn at all isn’t entirely clear...
In the highly salable field of "brain fitness," there is an awful lot of hype. How can consumers possibly sort the science from the pseudo-science? Thankfully, there are resources such as The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (284 pages; April 2013)...
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