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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The idea for this post came from a question I received when a guest on Skeptically Speaking: is menstrual blood an attractant to bears? Scicurious has since covered that paper in her usual delightful way, and I’m going to focus more on cultural issues and deer...
Mommmmmeeeeeeee! It’s the first thing most kids cry when they scrape their knee, cut their finger or stub their toe.Like children all over America, mine instantly feel better once a Band-Aid is applied -- as if the cotton adhesive strip has some magic, analgesic property...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - altruism, future nature, OraQuick HIV test, hearing distance, killing Sherlock Holmes, defining life, and more.
There is a new Image of the Week, as usual on Mondays.- Eric Michael Johnson - The Good Fight - Rob Dunn - The Future is the Place where the Rivers all Sound Like Washing Machines - Judy Stone - Over-the-counter OraQuick HIV test: What does this mean for you? - Scicurious - How does your brain hear distance? - Maria Konnikova - Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: How do you kill your hero? - Dana Hunter - Prelude to a Catastrophe: “Pale-blue Flames” - S.E...
Image of the Week #50, July 9th, 2012:
From: Terrestrial hermit crabs only smell their favourite snacks when water is around by Lucas Brouwers at Thoughtomics ...
The FDA has just announced approval for the OraQuick In-Home HIV test, by OraSure Technologies. That’s great news on some fronts, but the test raises new questions, as well.As I’ve just been catching up on my vacation reading with Marya Zilberberg’s helpful new book, “Between the Lines,” the first thing that caught my eye were the statistics on the test’s accuracy...
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...
I've been getting quite into the human microbiome lately, covering both vaginal bacteria and digestive tract bacteria. One thing I thought it might be interesting to highlight is that we talk about the human "microbiome" rather than the human "bacteriome" because it contains a range of microbial species including bacteria, fungi and even possibly blastocysts...
- Laura Jane Martin - The Higgs Boson and my mom - Gary Stix - Higgsteria: We Didn’t Need No U.S. Super Collider - Rose Eveleth - You wanted to know: who are these scientists?
Blog of the Week: Musings of a Dinosaur is a blog written by a physician, family practitioner, Lucy E. Hornstein, author of the book Declarations of a Dinosaur: 10 Laws I've Learned as a Family Doctor...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - happy birthday to #SciAmBlogs, also: brain imaging, Higgs, hermit crabs, Finn McCool, and more.
Yes, today is the first birthday of the #SciAmBlogs network! What a great year it was! Many bloggers have asked today who you, the readers, are. Please tell them a little bit about yourselves in the comments on their posts:- Scicurious - Who are you?...
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