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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Gray wolves have a price tag on their heads in Idaho, and it's a bargain-basement price at that.
Starting Monday, Idaho residents can get wolf-hunting permits for just $11.75 (after purchasing a state hunting license for $12.75, of course)...
Both Apple and the European Commission's consumer protection division say they are investigating possible cases of iPhones and iPods overheating and exploding.
NASA has decided to proceed with a shuttle launch to the International Space Station (ISS) next week, having concluded that insulation foam losses from the external fuel tank, which occurred during the two previous shuttle launches, did not pose an unacceptable risk to the upcoming mission...
As if pandas didn't have it bad enough already, now comes a new report that predicts China's blossoming economy poses such a great threat to giant pandas that the species could be extinct in two to three generations...
Sorry, folks. No multiple birth records are likely to be broken this month. The Tunisian woman who claimed to be carrying six boys and six girls is unlikely to even be pregnant, a British newspaper reported today...
Mining is the second most dangerous occupation in the U.S., averaging roughly 27 deaths for every 100,000 workers per year. That's nearly nine times higher than the overall fatality rate for U.S...
A NASA probe that ferried material from a comet to Earth appears to have brought back an amino acid from that encounter, bolstering a theory that life's precursors may have arrived on our planet from outer space...
The Justice Department yesterday announced indictments against three hackers thought to be involved in a data theft affecting 130 million credit and debit card accounts, reportedly the largest breach of financial information ever perpetrated in the U.S. All three are charged with two counts of the following: conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers, to commit fraud in connection with computers and to damage computers; and conspiracy to commit wire fraud...
Seattle voters will decide today if they are willing to pay 20 cents for each disposable bag they carry out of a grocery store—paper or plastic.
A woman in Tunisia is said to be pregnant with six boys and six girls, The Sun reported yesterday.
If the woman, a teacher in her 30s who was not named in the newspaper, successfully delivers all 12 infants, as she has vowed to do, she would be going against medical advice and shattering the world record for multiple births...
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