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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Dancing with the robots: Austrian hexapods
Move over, HAL, there's an entire brigade of rock 'em, sock 'em robots in town. They're dexterous, graceful, and they can . . . dance ?
This hot YouTube video features a bunch of hexapods (six-legged robots) getting down to the beat with choreographed bounces, splits and shimmies for the third annual hexapod robot dance contest...
Major earthquake rocks Indonesia, minor temblor shakes San Diego
At least four people died and 30 were injured after a major, magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook Indonesia early today, prompting authorities to activate the country's new tsunami warning system...
Wildfires keep four southern California counties ablaze
The southern California wildfires that destroyed more than 800 homes and forced 50,000 people to evacuate since last Thursday continue to rage through the region.
Endeavour crew docks to make renovations of International Space Station
Endeavour STS-126 has docked at the International Space Station, dropping off a much-anticipated delivery: a new toilet and additional living quarters.
High-tech approach to taming New Mexico's wild horses
National Forest Service rangers in New Mexico's Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory (part of the Carson National Forest, near the Colorado border) are expecting some high-tech help to aid their efforts to capture and relocate the growing number of wild horses overpopulating the area and threatening to cut off the food supply...
Southern California wildfires destroy hundreds of homes
Wildfires continue to rage through three areas of southern California today -- Montecito, Sylmar, and parts of Orange County -- having already claimed at least 800 homes, the Associated Press is reporting...
Indian impactor probe crash-dives into the moon
In the race to explore space, there may be a new moon on the rise. In the same week that NASA declared the Mars Phoenix mission over, India dropped an impactor, which crash-dived onto the moon's surface today, the Associated Press reports...
U.S. East Coasters may see space shuttle in the sky tonight
Tonight's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, weather permitting, may be visible to viewers along the East Coast of the U.S.—also weather permitting.
EPA ruling halts all new coal-fired power plants
In its waning days, the Bush administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has essentially halted all new construction of coal-fired power plants until the government can figure out what to do about climate-change-causing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions...
How bleach kills germs
Bleach is the king of microbe killers, but before now no one knew quite why. Researchers report today in the journal Cell that bleach – like heat – kills bacteria by making proteins fall apart...
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