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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It's been a busy week -- full of both good news and bad -- for Australia's endangered species.
One of the country's most endangered mammals, the Victorian brush-tailed rock wallaby ( Petrogale penicillata ) now has a chance at survival thanks to an innovative breeding program at Adelaide Zoo...
The coastal California gnatcatcher has been listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act since 1993. You would think that when construction of the Sky Ranch development east of San Diego was predicted to harm seven gnatcatcher breeding pairs three years ago, the government would keep close tabs on those numbers, termed “incidental take.”
Not so, says a new report issued by the U.S...
Animals are born to roam. So when they find themselves living on small patches of land surrounded by housing developments or cornfields, their movement is unnaturally confined.
North Korea has continued to draw international ire following a nuclear test Monday by reportedly testing several short-range missiles and threatening to set aside the Korean War armistice of 1953...
You remember the time as a kid when you set an ant on fire. You positioned your dad’s magnifying glass a few inches above the ground, adjusting the angle ever so slightly until the spotlight of refracted rays rested precisely on your target.* Then you waited.
It was innocent fun—except for some of us more sensitive folk—a sort of right-of-passage, backyard science experiment...
Some parents who RBTL are worried that text messaging is G4N and a WOTAM that has ruined their kids' ability to engage in D&M conversations, and has become a new tool for KPC.
Researchers study the natural foundations of female social aggression
What if we didn’t try to cure cancer, but simply kept tumors from growing too big? That’s what radiologist Robert Gatenby of the Moffitt Cancer Center proposes this week in the journal Nature ...
Earlier this spring, Peggy Delaney wrote about her expedition to drill core ocean floor samples for 60 Seconds in the Mid-Pacific. Delaney's two-month trip aboard the JOIDES Resolution Drill Ship presented some challenges, including finicky toilets and the difficulty of being away from home—"away from everything"—she says...
President Barack Obama nominated former astronaut and retired Marine Corps general, Charles Bolden, to lead NASA, confirming speculation that began before Obama took office.
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