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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That recent article on tree-kangaroos really brought home to me just how little marsupial-themed information I’ve published here on Tet Zoo. This marsupial drought really isn’t deliberate, since I find marsupials among the most fascinating of mammals...
Bacteria are capable of producing a wide range of exciting and important materials, and one of the most unusual is probably bacterial plastics. Used by the bacteria as an energy store, these bioplastics are of particular interest as not only could they be a non-oil-based form of plastic but they are also biodegradable...
And we're back! The protists have never actually left, but some of us have pursued them (or rather, employment related to them) all the way into the cornfields of Indiana*.
- Scicurious - Grab your Coffee, I think this paper may depress you. - DNLee - Hip Hop Evolution Files: Examining Infidelity from a Biological Perspective - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 - Video: From YouTube to TV to Hollywood and Back: Mini Science Film Festival - John R...
New this week: a New York City gallery is featuring three-dimensional topographic maps designed by cartographer Jeffrey Ambroziak; science artist Lynn Fellman hosts an open studio in Minneapolis; the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Greater New York Chapter's member show closes; and ScienceOnline2012 nears registration time (Nov...
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have posted an amazing YouTube video about the physics of superconductivity, and in particular, phenomena called "quantum trapping" and "quantum levitation"...
The Internet's future: Danny Hillis talks to Scientific American's Mariette DiChristina at the Compass Summit. PALOS VERDES, Calif.--Danny Hillis recalls how simple the Internet was in the 1980s...
As Psychology and Neuroscience Editor for ResearchBlogging.org, I feature the best posts about peer-reviewed research in those areas each week. Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week...
The Occupy Wall Street movement may do wonders in fighting outlandish bouts of capitalism on the upper echelons of society, but it got me thinking about egregious waste on our own ground, right here within the 99%...
Last week, I wrote about the importance of perspective-taking. This week, I’d like to continue with one of its close relatives, a state that would indeed be largely impossible without its existence: empathy...
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