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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Sometimes it seems like new drugs suddenly appear like magic. Have you ever wondered if there was something special going on behind the scenes? Earlier in Clinical Trials for Beginners, we looked briefly at why drug studies came into being, then at how a drug is developed, from test tube to your tissues...
I had a very strange week. While in Washington, D.C., writing news releases, for the Model Organisms to Human Biology: Cancer Genetics meeting sponsored by the Genetics Society of America, I had left, back home in upstate New York, my dear hospice patient...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Lonesome George, impact factor, Parkinson's, saying `Sorry', physics of knuckleball, and more.
- Jenny Morber - Gut Reaction - Bruce Campbell - What food do we grow, and who gets to eat it? - Nathalia Holt - Breaking Bad News - Gary Stix - 16-Ounce Cokes and 40 Joints a Month: When Government Dictates to Consumers - John R...
In an exam room in his modern clinic in Berlin, Dr. Heiko Jessen takes his patient’s hand; “I don’t have good news for you” he begins, giving what he calls a warning shot before delivering the bad news...
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...
Opinions are my stock-in-trade. Early in my career, I pretended to be objective, but as time went on I thought it would be more fun telling readers exactly what I think about psychiatric drugs, "progress" in psychology, multiverse "theories", war-is-in-our-genes malarkey, free will and so on...
There’s an intersection in Boston outside one of my favorite places to eat. At the corner of two bustling streets is a white bike, chained in place, surrounded by flowers.
Last weeks post on the changing composition of bacteria in the vagina generated a lot of interest, and as there's been quite a of talk about the human microbiome (all the bacteria that live on the human body) at the moment I thought I'd stick with the theme...
#StorySaturday is a Guest Blog weekend experiment in which we invite people to write about science in a different, unusual format – fiction, science fiction, lablit, personal story, fable, fairy tale, poetry, or comic strip...
José Mujica is the Uruguayan Bloomberg.Like the mayor of New York, the president of Uruguay is a social engineer, convinced to the core that he knows best by getting citizens to do the right thing.Bloomberg and Mujica even have a mutual fan club going...
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