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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Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today for Friday Weird Science, talking about boobs. And bras. Do bras really help prevent sagging? Or is braless better?
Feeling is a form of thinking. Both are ways of processing data, though one is faster. Establishing those re-conceptions required a powerful under-noticed scientific technique that needs no instruments or mathematics, just new language...
Monday, May 13, 2013 | 7:00 P.M.-8:30 P.M. The New York Academy of Sciences For more information about the event click here. School has traditionally been about teaching kids new knowledge and skills...
Why do people believe in God, ghosts, goblins, spirits, the afterlife and conspiracy theories? Two common threads running through these belief systems are what skeptic Michael Shermer in his insightful book “The Believing Brain” calls “ patternicity ” and “ agenticity ”...
Two decades ago, a team of researchers led by psychologist John Gottman set out to determine one thing: Why do couples get divorced?
- Martin Angler - Dye and Poison Stop Rhino Poachers - Simon Wellings - Some facets of the geology of diamonds - John McCarthy - Human brain cells alive in mouse brains. - Eric Michael Johnson - Equality and Individuality: A Collaboration Between Primates - Darren Naish - Crocopocalypse exposed in public for the first time! - Dana Hunter - Exclusive Sneak Preview of Metamorphic Madness - Charles Q...
On Monday, May 13, at 7pm, I'll be moderating a panel at The New York Academy of Sciences.If you are in the area, please attend! Here a description of the event:Social and Emotional Learning: Preparing Our Children to Excel Monday, May 13, 2013 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor, New York, NY 10007-2157School has traditionally been about teaching kids new knowledge and skills...
Into brains of newborn mice, researchers implanted human "progenitor cells." These mature into a type of brain cell called astrocytes (see below). They grew into human astrocytes, crowding out mouse astrocytes...
Ed. Note: This blog post originally appeared on Sleights of Mind. The illusion of the week is an interesting twist on the Rabbit-Duck illusion, presented in the German magazine Fliegende Blätter in 1892.I haven’t been able to locate the precise source, but here’s how you make a rabbit-duck in real life (death?) with a little help from taxidermy...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - natural storytellers, arranged bird eggs, holding the qaqa, anti-anxiety Tylenol, and more.
Check out the new Image of the Week and Video of the Week today.- Jag Bhalla - It is in our nature to need stories. - Ben Thomas - Tomorrow’s Anti-Anxiety Drug Is… Tylenol? - Felicity Muth - Birds arrange eggs in their nests to better detect imposters - Judy Stone - Yahrzeit – Reflections on Dan Markingson’s Legacy - Maria Konnikova - A bagpipe of a moral dilemma - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Political ideology can dominate other factors in choosing energy efficiency and Climate change “deniers” and “skeptics”: What’s the difference? - Scicurious - Hello Internet!...
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