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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Curiosity has landed!
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...
Who Should Fund Scientific Research? How Much?
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.
Global Drug Companies Go for Gold with Aggressive Insulin Analogue Marketing
While nations and athletes compete briefly on a world stage for Olympic gold, three recent articles in the BMJ remind us that pharmaceutical companies compete across the world for real gold...
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Why do most medical students support the Affordable Care Act?
How do medical students feel about health care reform?In September 2011, researchers surveyed 1,232 medical students at ten schools across the nation about their opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
Recycling Reality: Humans Set to Trash Most Elements on the Periodic Table
Almost all lead is recycled, among the only elements on the periodic table to earn that distinction. With good reason, mind you: the soft metal is a potent neurotoxic known to impact children's brain development, among other nasty health effects...
Farmers Deplete Fossil Water in World's Breadbaskets
Irrigation has helped farmers feed a population that has now reached 7 billion people. But in many places farmers have overused underground aquifers that have taken thousands of years to form, drawing down the fossil water much faster than it can be replaced...
When Seeing Isn't Believing: Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Liliputs and little people, cartoon characters dancing on your desk, a civil war soldier in your living room, a zebra walking down the street. Typically not what we’d expect to see with our own eyes...
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Stressed Men Like Bigger Butts
Weight is a big issue in America. More than half of Americans are unhappy with their weight, spending 33 billion on dieting and weight loss programs and products every year.
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