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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Two well-publicized satellite falls a month apart got me wondering: Is this the new normal? After all, there is plenty of junk in orbit, and it can’t stay up there forever.
- Robynne Boyd - A “Near” Miss: Asteroid 2005 YU55 - Krystal D'Costa - Getting Serious With Siri - Maria Konnikova - Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Preconceptions and the Blunting of Imagination - David Biello - What’s the Price of Climate Change?...
As you read this, I’m away (at the annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, in Las Vegas)*. As usual when I’m away, the plan is to have articles set to self-publish during my absence...
MC Heavy D May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011 The Hip Hop maven is definitely sad about the passing of MC Heavy D. Yes, the loveable, huggable, and cuddly Overweight Lover Himself.
The touching stories that advocacy groups are so good at telling—the 49-year old mother whose breast cancer was detected by an early mammogram before it had spread; the 60-year-old neighbor who had a prostate tumor removed thanks to a routine PSA test—should inspire scientists to use anecdotes of their own, argue two doctors from the University of Pennsylvania.In the scientific realm, anecdotal evidence—the individual patient, the single result—tends to be shunned in favor of large, dense data sets and impersonal statistical analyses...
In the past years, we would have perhaps one session (and sometimes none) focused on math. But this year, we have a whole track - three discussion sessions and two demos specifically on math, not to count others that touch on math sideways, through computing etc...
Are your stereo's woofers and tweeters not getting along? Physics to the rescue!Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the U.K. have developed a way to find "dead spots" in front of loudspeakers...
Guest Blog by Jamil Zaki*Earlier this year, Senator Tom Coburn published a report called “Under the Microscope,” in which he criticized the funding of any research he couldn’t immediately understand as important...
If, in the early 1980s, the U.S. government had proposed a new crime-solving program requiring every adult to carry a small device that not only performed location tracking but also recorded the phone numbers of all recent contacts, opposition would have been swift and indignant...
I had the pleasure of chatting with Maggie Koerth-Baker again for Bloggingheads Science Saturday, this time talking about the future of energy, how biotechnology might play a role in that future, and the risks involved in new technologies as well as the risks of sticking to old ones...
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