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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Few people will find delight in the dredge that is hauled from the ocean floor. But for the British biologist Ray Lankester, such hauls represented an unseen world of wonder.
Thoughts on the first issue of Scientific American, from 1845, now available online . Nature Publishing Group (which publishes Scientific American ) announced today that it has now digitized all of Scientific American ’s archive, going back to Volume 1, Issue 1 from 1845.I decided to take a look at the first issue, which was targeted to Americans of a mechanical bent, and started to reflect on how much (or how little) has changed in the intervening 166 years: Then:In 1845, the editor wrote "we shall endeavour to avoid all expressions of sentiment, on any sectional, sectarian, or political party subject."Now:In the words of Shawn Lawrence Otto, we at Scientific American understand that "Science is never partisan, but science is always political." Stating that evidence shows that something is true independent of what others—no matter their wealth or rank—think of it can be very subversive...
Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 11 – 1 – 2011 Today I have a guest post by another shipboard participant in expedition 336 here on the Joides Resolution...
The deadly fungal infection known as white-nose syndrome (WNS) has killed at least a million bats since it was first observed in 2006. In some areas more than 90 percent of the bats have been wiped out...
LOL, a scientifically peer-reviewed rap set. This is interesting way to communicate evolution. My only worry is that it makes hip rap music to scientists, not science music to rappers.
Every two years, the Nation's Report Card test results come out and remind us how much better most American students should be doing in math (and reading, but I’m going to focus just on math here)...
Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week.Ready for some psychological and neuroscientific Halloween science blogging? Here you go!
Earlier today, LOT Polish airlines flight 16 traveling from Newark, N.J., to Warsaw, Poland, crash landed after its landing gear failed to deploy. According to The Aviation Herald , the Boeing 767-300 was at 3,000 feet when the pilots reported an unsafe gear indication...
" Are you then sure, the power which would create The universe and fix the laws of fate, Could not have found for man a proper place, But earthquakes must destroy the human race?
Why do tree leaves change color in the fall? It's a common question of curious kids (and adults). Why do the leaves of trees like the Sweetgum, Oak, Maple and Gingko go from hues of green to brilliant hues of yellow, gold, rust, orange, and red?...
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