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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Hello Internet! Scicurious here. For the past FIVE years now, Sci has brought you the latest and greatest (and sometimes the worst), in neuroscience, physiology, and stuff like poop.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Mythbusters, attractive voice, photo finish, caffeinated amoeba, Ray Harryhausen, DSM-5, and more.
Sorry for missing in action last night - was busy having fun in Toronto...- Kyle Hill - A Decade of Explosions: What ‘Mythbusters’ Taught Me - Susan Swanberg - Solving the Mysteries of the Human Condition Using Genetic Tools - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica–Mathekphrastic Poetry, Part 2 - Scicurious - I heard her loveliness in her voice. - Ilana Yurkiewicz - From classrooms to hospitals: when medicine doesn’t have all the answers - Mary Karmelek - Winning in a Snap: A History of Photo Finishes and Horse Racing - Psi Wavefunction - Coffee interferes with construction efforts… if you’re an amoeba - Scott Barry Kaufman - Turning Adversity into Creative Growth - Scott Huler - Texas vs...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Make-up_mirror.jpg It's been 10 weeks since my gastric bypass and my body has been on a rollercoaster ride of changes.
In 2007, while teaching at George Johnson's Science Writing Workshop in Santa Fe, I met a talented young writer named Jessica Reed. We've stayed in touch over the years and corresponded on many topics, especially on mental health issues...
Yesterday I wrote a post about a perspective by multifaceted chemist George Whitesides in which he urged chemists to broaden the boundaries of their discipline and think of big picture problems...
This month the American Psychiatric Association will publish the latest edition of its standard guidebook for clinicians, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 ( DSM-5 )...
I have seen the invisible arms of multiple sclerosis, a potentially devastating disease of the nervous system, touch friends, relatives and acquaintances.
Ed. Note: This blog originally appeared on Sleights of Mind. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Firework1_pre.jpg Composer and synesthete Harley Gittleman visited our institute recently to discuss his perception...
Climate change denial, laissez-faire economics, conspiracy theorizing. A new study suggests that these rather diverse belief systems may lie on a continuum.
"I create - in order not to cry." -- Painter Paul Klee There's little doubt that trauma can be immensely painful, often leaving deep emotional and psychological scars long after the stressful experience has passed...
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