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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In 1928, a biologist named Ditlef Rustad caught an unusual fish off the coast of Bouvet Island in the Antarctic. The "white crocodile fish," as Rustad named it, had large eyes, a long toothed snout and diaphanous fins stretched across fans of slender quills...
As expected, the FDA recently announced approval of a second drug for obesity within a month, Vivus’ Qnexa, now renamed Qsymia. This approval is less of a surprise, as the data appeared somewhat stronger than that for Arena’s lorcaserin (Belviq)...
In 2010, people across the globe munched their way through 128 million tons of seafood. That's according to the latest data coming out of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...
This week’s picks includes the science of sand castles, the 95% of the universe that we invented, understanding the origins of life by recreating it and much much more (two pieces about viruses for instance—yes, microbio people, rejoice)...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - chimp diet, medical information, Mt.St.Helens, Lehrer, string theory, black holes and more.
We have a new Video of the Week. Inspirational!- Rob Dunn - How to Eat Like a Chimpanzee - Jalees Rehman - Accuracy of Medical Information on the Internet - Dana Hunter - Prelude to a Catastrophe: “The Volcano Could Be Nearing a Major Event” - Khalil A...
"We can just Google it!" is becoming our standard response to unanswered questions in life. Whether we are looking for the title of an irritating 80s song, a restaurant serving authentic Icelandic food or the quickest bus route to the Star Trek convention, the Internet usually offers the long-sought answers...
Video of the Week #54 August 2nd, 2012: From: Teens Engineer a Way to Help Swazi Farmers by Anna Kuchment at Budding Scientist and Inspirational Science in Action Video by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid ...
In conversation we say someone is haunted by the past. Evolutionarily we are all haunted by many pasts, pasts buried in each of our cells, organs or actions.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - pure water, science career trajectories, origin of life, fish melanoma, synthetic biology, and more.
- Kelly Izlar - The Purest of Them All - Rebecca Wragg Sykes - Re-igniting the fire: challenge and chance in science career trajectories - Christie Wilcox - Fish with Melanoma – Our Enduring Environmental Legacy - Ashutosh Jogalekar - The beginnings of life: Chemistry’s grand question - Dawn Santoianni - Guest Post: Innovation Cleans Up Waste-to-Energy - Christina Agapakis - Timelines, roadmaps, and tools: navigating the futures of synthetic biology - John R...
In the U.S. it can be difficult to avoid getting an MRI, laboratory analysis or at least an X-ray in any given year. But in poor areas, medical technologies—from expensive screening machines to simple devices—are often as rare as specialists who know how to work them...
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