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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Now that President Obama has named Sonia Sotomayor as his choice for the nation's highest court, he is expected to this week select a "cyber czar" to act as the U.S.'s highest-ranking cyber security official, The Washington Post reports today...
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will likely bring on geneticist Francis Collins, leader of the Human Genome Project, as its new director, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday.
Increasing temperatures and carbon dioxide levels in the world’s oceans may actually speed the growth of starfish, according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...
Crows are known for their above-birdbrain intelligence, and New Caledonian crows have been observed using tools in their day-to-day lives. Other members of the crow family, however—such as rooks—don't seem to have this tool-using tendency in their natural habitats...
Space shuttle Atlantis touched down safely yesterday morning at Edwards Air Force Base in California, wrapping up an ambitious and remarkably successful servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope...
Drug companies need little arm-twisting when it comes to investing their resources into diseases that afflict millions. But what about a disease that affects only a few thousand people?
A new study says that within three years jumbo jet–makers could be testing a new type of wing that reduces midair drag and cuts fuel costs by an estimated 20 percent.
New research may shed light on the stellar explosions used as cosmic mileposts.
Type Ia supernovae, known as "standard candles" in astronomy, have consistent properties that make them good markers of distance when peering at galaxies across the universe...
You probably knew that honeybees typically die after they sting you, as their barbed stingers are torn from their abdomens. But did you know that after mating, some male spiders break off the ends of their palps—the organ used to transfer sperm—inside the female?
In 2008, the Institute of Medicine recommended a number of changes in medical residency programs to provide better patient care and resident training: Limit shifts without sleep to 16 hours, require five-hour naps for longer shifts, increase the number of days off, improve supervision and cut down on moonlighting...
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