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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Internet Porn Fills Gap in Spider Taxonomy
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Kathleen Raven, from Grady school of journalism, in UGA Today: Blood pressure-lowering drug after stroke aids recovery, study finds: A commonly prescribed blood pressure-lowering medication appears to kick start recovery in the unaffected brain hemisphere after a stroke by boosting blood vessel growth, a new University of Georgia study has found...
Please Don't Feed the Endangered Eagles?
It's a fairly common practice to help certain endangered species in the wild by providing them with extra food or prey. But could these activities actually end up harming the very species conservationists are trying to help?Researchers from Spain's National Museum of Natural Sciences, the Doñana Biological Station and GIR Diagnostics asked that question in a recent study of the Spanish imperial eagle, also known as the Iberian imperial eagle or Adalbert's eagle ( Aquila adalberti )...
What’s missing here? The Root Top 100 lists most influential African Americans
Earlier this month, The Root.com, published its annual list of the 100 Most Influential African-Americans in the United States. Now in its third year, the editorial staff of the The Root - a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today’s news from a variety of black perspectives - highlights 100 influencers and icons [...]..
#scio11 - How can we maintain high journalism standards on the web?
How can we maintain high journalism standards on the web? from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web...
Energy Miracles: Innovating to Zero CO2
In February 2010, Bill Gates stood up and presented a TED talk on what we can do to improve the lives of the poorest 2 billion people on the planet. Perhaps surprisingly, this talk was not on vaccines or seeds, but instead was focused on how energy – and the carbon dioxide emitted by our energy systems – impacts this population...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - maternity debate continues. Plus lucky rabbit feet.
As is usually the case on Wednesdays, we have the new Video of the Week for you to watch, enjoy, and share with your friends on online social networks...Bloggers..they are tireless:- Miriam Law Smith - Don’t lose the context!...
Penises Shaped By Waves (In Barnacles)
[caption id="attachment_239" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Semibalanus balanoides, Photo from Wikimedia Commons"][/caption] The following is edited from a post I published in 2008...
The 2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize: Honoring Dr. Brenda Milner for her pioneering work in cognitive neuroscience
Tragic it is when a young mother never gets to meet her newborn child; however, it is also awe-inspiring to see a victim of this circumstance rise above and honor his mother’s sacrifice...
Study Confirms Chest X-Rays Ineffective for Detecting Lung Cancer
Early detection of cancer is often a key factor in successful treatment. When it comes to lung cancer, however, all screening methods are not created equal.
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