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 popular fiction, humanoid robots have no rhythm—look no further than the "robot dance" for evidence of this. Yet rhythm—or the neurophysiological processes that enable humans to produce patterns of recurring movement—is the key to creating bots that move more like people...
The Scientific American Blog Network launched on July 5th, 2011. Yes, exactly one year ago! So, Happy Birthday to us! Yeay!You have probably seen the bloggers, all day long today, posting calls for readers to de-lurk and introduce themselves...
Amsler grid as it might appear to someone with age-related macular degeneration. A new idea uses software or an optic slab to correct a patient's specific visual distortion.
G'morning! You've already met me, but I'd like to get to know you better and have this column to be a conversation between us. So, in the tradition of Ed Yong's Not Exactly Rocket Science: the Who Are You thread,"1) Tell me about you...
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Scientific American Blog Network. Happy first birthday to us!To celebrate, we’ve decided to take a page from fantastic science writer and Discover Magazine blogger Ed Yong, who every year asks his readers: who are you?Since I joined the blog network in February, I’ve been thrilled with the readership and comments I’ve received, whether here, over email, or through some other online portal...
Video of the Week #50 July 4th, 2012:
From: What Is the Higgs Boson? [Video] by George Musser at Critical Opalescence .
We human beings are very attached to our brains. We're proud of them - of their size and their complexity. We think our brains set us apart, make us special.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - citizen science, new source of stem cells, real reptile evolution, Lindau Nobel Meeting, and more.
A day late, still catching up, but here is the brand new Image of the Week.- Caren Cooper - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Data - Ricki Lewis - Amniotic Fluid + Valproic Acid = New Source of Human Stem Cells - Darren Naish - Why the world has to ignore ReptileEvolution.com - Khalil A...
Image of the Week #49, July 3rd, 2012:
From: Art Asks, Should We Be More Sympathetic Towards Addicts?
If I had to sum up everything that is wrong with the US health care system in one-word sound bites, I would start with "fragmentation." There are just too many ways for patients to fall through the cracks.* Last week's ruling by the Supreme Court upholding the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not directly address this problem—nor was it meant to...
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