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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Rachel Nuwer (Twitter, blog), from NYU's SHERP program, has been writing regularly on the New York Times Green blog. Check out some of her recent posts there: A Photographic Call to Action: When Clyde Butcher first began exploring the Everglades in 1984, “there was virtually nothing to photograph — it was one big ditch,” he says...
Unusual stars known as blue stragglers have been causing trouble for astronomers since they were first seen in 1953: they are hotter and brighter than they should be, and much younger too...
#scio11 - Web 2.0, Public and Private Spaces in the Scientific Community, and Generational Divides in the Practice of Science
Web 2.0, Public and Private Spaces in the Scientific Community, and Generational Divides in the Practice of Science from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web...
Through the years science has inspired many artists and some scientists have been driven to create art by the beauty they have witnessed during their work in the lab.
LITERALLY!!!Ivan Oransky pointed me this week to the latest in paleolithic fashion...penis piercing. And tattooing. You people on paleo diets? Time to get REALLY HARDCORE.
- Meera Lee Sethi - Internet Porn Fills Gap in Spider Taxonomy - Lesley Evans Ogden - Vehicle-to-grid technology: Electric cars become power-grid batteries. - Chris Rowan - A geologist-eye view of the Van earthquake - Cassie Rodenberg - If you could improve your personality with a hallucinogenic drug, would you? - Melissa C...
We've been discussing whether good science has more to do with the methodology you use or with what you believe, and considering the particular case of Ph.D.
An animal rights group has sued SeaWorld. Their claim is that SeaWorld should not be holding killer whales in captivity. So far, this is a fairly unsurprising story, and one that may have merit enough to debate...
As Halloween is right around the corner, here's a video from ByteSizeScience on how hard candy is made:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8q0hN6KwASome things of note:(1) Hard candy is technically a glass made of sugar!(2) There are three stages of sugar boiling, and the maximum temperature that it reaches determines the physical properties of the resulting candy (I think this is primarily a function of how much water is remaining in the sugar mixture).(3) If you watch the video, you'll figure out why hard candy always has a ring around the edge...
Ed Note: Our foray into the spooky and superstitious continues with this look at a popular West Indian belief. This post originally appeared on AiP on October 25, 2010—and it was selected as a ResearchBlogging Editor's Selection!...
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