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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How does your smile rate on a scale of zero to 100? If you worked for Japan's Keihin Electric Express Railway Co., you'd know—on a daily basis.<
People in the U.S. spent $33.9 billion last year on alternative health goods and services, ranging from antioxidant supplements to yoga, according to a new study released today by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)...
Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives came up six votes shy of passing a groundbreaking—but flawed— food safety bill. The House plans to give it another shot today.
Stringent water restrictions in Los Angeles, recently enacted in the face of impending shortages, appear to be working. The city's utility reports that June demand dropped by 11 percent from last year's levels to a 32-year low for the month...
Psychologists take a closer look at the folk wisdom that "it's good to get it out of your system"
As Scientific American’s George Musser knows, installing solar panels on your roof is a lot easier – and cheaper – said than done. Now, if a Colorado power company has its way, solar aficionados are going to have to start shelling out even more dough to be hooked into the power grid...
Given fully functional wings, what animal wouldn’t prefer to fly? The lesser short-tailed bat ( Mystacina tuberculata ), as it turns out. The resident of New Zealand proves to be one of only two bats in the world that is just as comfortable scampering on the ground as it is soaring through the sky...
Here is who should be first in line this fall when the H1N1 vaccine becomes available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced today: Pregnant women, all children (except those under six months old), teens and young adults up to 24 years old, people with babies under six months old, health care workers and nonelderly adults who have underlying medical conditions...
A plan by the Indonesia Ministry of Forestry to move 10 Komodo dragons ( Varanus komodoensis ) to a breeding facility on Bali has met with protests from two groups of local citizens, neither of which want the lizards moved, but for different reasons.About 2,500 Komodo dragons remain in the wild, according to the ministry, and their numbers are dropping...
As foreclosed houses lay dormant and owners of occupied homes pinch pennies, a growing number of swimming pools are turning a “greenish-brown hue,” reports the Chicago Tribune today...
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