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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Image of the Week #55, August 14th, 2012:
From: Humanities aren t a science. Stop treating them like one.
For past decades I’ve vacationed in mid-coast Maine, an enjoyable respite from sweltering Washington, D.C. weather. When I returned to Boothbay Harbor last week, I was dismayed to learn that local St...
It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...
What story would your medicine cabinet tell about you?
Last Thursday I received an email from the media coordinator for Scientific American about a brain-eating microbe. It's not every day you get to answer the call of duty on one of those.Minnesota Public Radio had asked to interview me about a microorganism suspected in the death of a young boy in the state this year -- only the second time in the state's history and the second in two years...
Blog of the Week: Kristina Killgrove (Twitter) is a bioarchaeologist. Her blog Powered By Osteons covers a wide spectrum of topics on archaeology, bioanthropology, and the classical world...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Insulin Analogues, humanities and sciences, butterflies, science funding, James Joyce, and more.
Enjoy the new Video of the Week...- Laura Newman - Global Drug Companies Go for Gold with Aggressive Insulin Analogue Marketing - Maria Konnikova - Humanities aren't a science.
Waking Up by Shara Yurkiewicz : ....Someone please tell me how to make a box in my mind and put patients into it and seal it and make the patients stay in there until I say they can come out and–actually, on second thought–maybe I’ll just never let them out...
Video of the Week #55 August 10th, 2012: From: NASA Lands Car-Sized Rover Near Martian Mountain by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid . Source: NASA This week, NASA’s team of engineers in charge of landing Mars Rover Curiosity, accomplished the grand feat of landing the largest rover ever built onto Mars using a novel engineering concept called the sky crane, a contraption with rockets to slow down the descent and landing of the rover on the surface of Mars...
Money and politics go together like sodium and chloride--an important element (in the non-chemical sense of the term) of life that can also be corrosive and deadly.
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