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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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.
Cave of prehistoric art to be re-opened after microbial infestation.
Although this is a bit out of my area of expertise, I highly recommend that you check out Carmen Drahl's article on the re-opening of Spain's Altamira Cave, known for its prehistoric wall paintings, after being closed in 2002 because visitors were introducing bacteria to the cave walls that damaged the paintings...
The American Fascination With Zombies
Ed note: As Halloween rapidly approaches in the US, AiP will be exploring superstitions, beliefs, and the things that go bump in the night. This post originally appeared on AiP on May 17th, 2011, in response to Zombie Awareness Month—oh, it's real all right...
Thoughtful Animal in Print! Of Flashmobs and Four Loko
If you're a subscriber of the Scientific American print magazine, you might have noticed a new feature in the Advances section recently - excerpts of recent posts from the blog network!In November's issue, you can find a version of my post about the Copenhagen Philharmonic and Four Loko - which you can also find online: Of Flashmobs and Four Loko...
Just a few quick updates: NASW, Science(blogging) and more.
Last week I attended the ScienceWriters meeting organized by NASW and CASW. Excellent organization, beautiful location (Flagstaff, AZ, up at 7000ft altitude), great program and wonderful people...
My Water's On Fire Tonight
Video of the Week #14, October 26, 2011 From: The Fracking Song by Bora Zivkovic at A Blog Around The Clock . Source of the original: The Explainer project by the NYU’s Studio 20 students...
#NYCSciTweetUp No. 5 Is Tomorrow! And You Should Come!
Just a reminder that the 5th #NYCSciTweetUp will be tomorrow! Details on the location are finalized—we'll meet at the Peculier Pub, at about 6:30 pm.
Flying Orb Built by Japan's Ministry of Defense [Video]
About the size of a beach ball, this flying sphere takes off vertically and hovers in place, but can zip along horizontally at speeds of up to 60 km/h (about 37 mph).
A Worse You Could be Better Off: Robert Trivers' Folly of Fools
Imagine you, but better. Apparently this is what most of us do most of the time. Our tendency toward self-deception is captured in Robert Trivers' Folly of Fools in bookstores this week...
Updates: ScienceOnline2012, Science blogging, Open Laboratory, and #NYCSciTweetup
ScienceOnline2012The heat is rising around ScienceOnline2012, the sixth annual meeting about the science and the Web, to be held in Raleigh NC on January 19-21, 2012.
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