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 Slate: WEIRD psychology
It's a big day around the Scicurious Environs. Sci is at Slate today talking about WEIRD psychology studies. The ones that are Western, Education, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic Societies...and those mostly made of up college students...
Yahrzeit - Reflections on Dan Markingson's Legacy
Angel of Grief This research ethics series uses the story of Dan Markingson’s participation in a clinical trial of anti-psychotic drugs at the University of Minnesota, his suicide 2004 while participating on the study, and subsequent events as a case study in which to explore various aspects of clinical trial conduct...
It Is in Our Nature to Need Stories
It is in our nature to need stories. They are our earliest sciences, a kind of people-physics. Their logic is how we naturally think. They configure our biology, and how we feel, in ways long essential for our survival.Like our language instinct, a story drive—an inborn hunger for story hearing and story making—emerges untutored universally in healthy children...
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...
Fat Tuesday: Facial Restoration
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.
Bipolar Writer Comments on Debate Over "Crisis in Psychiatry"
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...
On synthesis, design and chemistry's outstanding philosophical problems
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...
No One Is Abandoning the DSM, But It Is Almost Time to Transform It
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 )...
Can Doctors Diagnose MS from Blood?
I have seen the invisible arms of multiple sclerosis, a potentially devastating disease of the nervous system, touch friends, relatives and acquaintances.
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