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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Groundhog Day: It's about sex, not the weather
Bad news for all you cold-weather wimps: Punxsutawney Phil saw his pudgy shadow this morning, foretelling six more weeks of winter—if you believe the Groundhog Day legend.
RIP: The Medscape Journal of Medicine, an open-access pioneer, stops publishing new papers
A pioneering medical journal has fallen victim to the dramatic and wrenching changes that are overtaking the publishing industry: The Medscape Journal of Medicine (MJM) , the first electronic-only open access general medical journal,* will no longer publish new papers, Editor in Chief George Lundberg and colleagues announced yesterday...
Stem cell therapy helps patients with multiple sclerosis, small study shows
A new stem cell therapy improved the symptoms of early-stage multiple sclerosis (MS) in 80 percent of patients enrolled in a small clinical trial published today in The Lancet Neurology ...
Five years after being fired from one post, sun exposure proponent keeps up the fight
If the name Michael Holick means anything to you, you will recall that he was asked to resign from a post in Boston University’s dermatology department in February 2004 for promoting “sensible sun exposure” in his book The UV Advantage ...
Get your binoculars: "New" comet pays a visit
Comet Lulin, just discovered in 2007 and making what might be its maiden swing through Earth's neighborhood, should be visible in the sky throughout much of next month, drawing closest to our planet on February 24...
Life on the Ring of Fire: Earthquake in Seattle, volcano set to blow in Alaska
The so-called ring of fire edging the Pacific is known to be highly active. So it's no surprise that said ring is jolting Seattle residents awake and putting denizens of Anchorage on notice of an imminent eruption from the redoubtable Mount Redoubt...
Camelina conquers the Japanese sky in jet biofuel test
Japan Airlines today flew a Boeing 747-300 with one engine burning a blend of biofuel and regular Jet A. The 90-minute flight from Haneda Airport in Tokyo relied primarily on a new form of jet biofuel derived from camelina, a weedy flower native to Europe, that can be alternated with wheat crops...
Super Bowl Alert: Could California take away your energy-hogging plasma TV?
In preparation for Sunday's Super Bowl showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, many football fans this weekend will buy or rent the biggest-screen TV they can get their paws on...
Single, Angry, Straight Male... Seeks Same?
A classic study reveals that young homophobic men have secret gay urges
Porn among National Science Foundation's "research"
National Science Foundation (NSF) employees wasted scads of time and tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars perusing online porn on the clock—and Iowa Sen.
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