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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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.Empathy, a concept originally introduced as Einfühlung by Theodore Lipps, is a state that allows us to share in the experiences and mental states of others...
Sad news coming out of Vietnam today: the Javan rhinoceros subspecies ( Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus ), once endemic to Southeast Asia, has been confirmed as extinct, according to WWF International...
Video: From YouTube to TV to Hollywood and Back: Mini Science Film Festival from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web...
It takes two the cheat, but actually cheating involves at least three individuals. First are the two betrothed lovers and next there is the one who indulges the betrayer.
(Source)A few weeks ago I saw this headline floating around the interwebs. COFFEE: NOW WITH ANTIDEPRESSANT EFFECTS!!! I obviously wanted to look into it.
Monday is the day when we introduce the new Image of the Week for you to enjoy. It is also the day when bloggers, reinvigorated by the weekend, post a lot of awesome stuff!
Image of the Week #14, October 24, 2011: From: Science Art Scumble #26 by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic . Original source: Nobu Tamura After the “Artsy-Kraken” story hit the news the past couple of weeks, scientific illustrator and paleoartist Nobu Tamura sat down and drew this rendition of the ancient cephalopod tagging the ocean midden like a prehistoric Banksy-wannabe...
The nearly three weeks since Steve Jobs’s death has been like an extended tribute to the first global head of state. The memorial ceremonies worldwide, the special commemorative issues and, today, the release of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs , all bear testament to the Apple founder’s legacy...
Three members o f Scientific American ‘s editorial staff are joining the conversation this week at the Compass Summit, a conference created to help leaders focus on global challenges and economic opportunities facing their organizations and society...
Traffic backed up along Baltimore's inner harbor last week as protestors from the "Occupy" movement waved signs and shouted at the passing drivers. And among the protestors were scientists and science students, unhappy with their job prospects, their funding prospects, and the way science is viewed in America.I had heard about the protests on the news, and hadn't paid too much attention...
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