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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From: Holy Sacred Cow! Why Reactions to the Exercise and Depression Trial Go to the Heart of Scientific Controversy by Hilda Bastian at the Guest Blog Source: Begging hopefully for less bias by Hilda Bastian Hilda Bastian is a science writer and cartoonist...
Captain of Crunch: U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Watchdog Boasts Fastest Supercomputer in the West-or Anywhere Else, for That Matter
The U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer standing watch over the nation's nuclear arsenal was crowned the world's fastest supercomputer Monday at the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany...
Recent debate over the role of scientists in public outreach efforts has been heated, to say the least. Some say scientists should make more of an effort to engage with the public on science-related issues, which is fair...
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...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - tinnitus, crocs, adolescent contraception, interstellar travel, nuclear fear, shark testosterone, GMO cotton, cigarette warnings, and more.
Several posts from our network bloggers, several Guest Blog posts, and one SciAm article have been nominated for the 3 Quarks Daily prize, which is quite a big deal in the science blogosphere...
Blog of the Week: Russ Williams is the Director of the North Carolina Zoological Society and, as far as I know, the only "director of a zoo" who blogs.
Book Review:Going Interstellar, edited by Jack McDevitt and Les Johnson.ISBN-13: 9781451637786Publisher: Baen BooksPublication date: 5/29/2012 Writing a book about humans colonizing space, I’ve recently learned, is a difficult thing; it takes a real effort to imagine humanity flourishing--or at least surviving in something other than a quasi-Medieval, post-Collapse form--some centuries in the future...
Learning from Fires by Kate Prengaman: The largest wildfire in New Mexico history, the Whitewater- Baldy Fire has been burning for weeks through the Gila National Forest...
Over at the Carbon Brief climate blog, Christian Hunt shares a series of climate reporting images so overused he never wants to see them again. For example:Hunt's bestiary of clichéd imagery (Polar bears on ice?...
Tinnitus, a condition that causes people to hear sounds such as ringing in the ears even when all is quiet, afflicts at least 10 percent of American adults.
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