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 first posted this on July 21, 2006. Some plants do not want to get eaten. They may grow in places difficult to approach, they may look unappetizing, or they may evolve vile smells...
I was recently interviewed for Sigma BioBlogs about science education and outreach, and the interview is now online - check it out: @BoraZ – Science online’s BlogFather on Science Outreach and Education...
Can an antidepressant drug produce spontaneous orgasms? And how the heck does this happen? Check it out over at Friday Weird Science, where I'm talking about the possibilities behind yawning induced orgasms...
In my previous post, I described the little-known and somewhat counterintuitive idea that objects in the distant universe appear larger and larger the farther they are, in a reversal of the usual rules of perspective...
What would it take to convince you to spend $45 on a 100-watt lightbulb? A Silicon Valley company called Switch Lighting is banking that it has the answer.
Mars Pathfinder launches in 1996 Starting this Saturday, a 24 day window of opportunity opens for the launch of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, now also known as the Curiosity rover.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - more Thanksgiving science, land-walking octopus explained, Hollywood science and more...
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!- Darren Naish - Dwarf mountain toads and the ones with the doughnut-headed tadpoles - Christie Wilcox - The Benefits of Thanks - Carolyn Wyman - God Bless Butterball - John Horgan - R.I.P...
Earlier this week I was a guest on Breakfast Television Vancouver to discuss the portrayal of science in some recent blockbusters. The recent surge in science content in films and TV is something that I find genuinely encouraging...
Here in the US, many of us are in the midst of Thanksgiving preparations: turkeys are being baked (or perhaps fried) and basted, potatoes are being mashed, and pies are setting.
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