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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I've been really enjoying listening to some of the Situating Science Podcasts, usually long and fascinating lectures on science in human contexts. I particularly enjoyed a lecture from Steven Shapin, a history of science professor at Harvard, called "The Long History of Dietetics: Thinking About Food, Expertise, and the Self." It's a fascinating look at the history of what and how we should eat to be healthy, in particular the medieval rules for eating associated with the four humors and creating balance in your body based on your temperament...
Losing weight and keeping it off is a common goal—and constant challenge—for millions of Americans. And people spend loads of cash on specialized diet and weight loss programs, meetings, even personal coaches...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - writing science, neural stem cells, heroin addiction, sick pythons, geoengineering, and more.
The Video of the Week is back to Wednesdays, and we have a new one.- Laura Jane Martin - Scientists as writers - Ben Thomas - What Your Neural Stem Cells Aren’t Telling You - Scicurious - STOP THE PRESSES, we cured heroin addiction. - Rebecca Priestley - Kermadecs Islands: Whales on the starboard bow - Khalil A...
Video of the Week #56 August 15th, 2012: From: An Autistic Boy s Answer: YouTube Science by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: Doctor Mad Science Jordan Hilkowitz, aka Doctor Mad Science, has found his outlet in making science videos...
In 2009, some of the snakes at the California Academy of Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium were acting sort of s-s-s-s-strange. Scientists suspected a sickness whose cause was mysterious.
In 2000, a team of neuroscientists put an unusual idea to the test. Stress and depression, they knew, made neurons wither and die - particularly in the hippocampus, a brain area crucial for memory...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - flamingos, Olympics on the Moon, inhabited Mars, Okapi, black holes, learning math, and more.
- David Warmflash - Low Gravity Olympics: How Would Gymnastics Look in a Future Lunar Colony? - Becky Crew - Flamingo hows, wheres and whys: pink; errectile tissue; one leg - David Bressan - The Earth-like Mars - Jennifer Ouellette - Make Us Do the Math - John R...
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:"In a modern world with 24-hour service becoming increasingly expected from a wide range of businesses around the world, what kind of pressure does this place on people doing shift work when most people are still asleep?" At Providentia , Romeo Vitelli discusses some recent attempts to scientifically investigate this question: How Dangerous is the Night Shift?Eating disorders are complicated, and their manifestation can vary from person to person...
How sports like gymnastics might evolve in the low gravity environments of future space colonies is a topic that resurfaces every now and then, particularly during the Olympic Games.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - draught, new shark species, hospital closing, pouched rats, medicine cabinet, sustainable Olympics, and more.
Have you seen the redesign of the Scientific American homepage as well as individual article pages? Nice!Also, here on the blogs, if you go to the homepage of any blog and scroll down to the last post on the first page, you will see there is now a way to search that blog by year, month and/or keyword...
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