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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Mount St Helen's basalt lava tube
Image of the Week #46, June 11th, 2012:
From: Prelude to a Catastrophe: One of the Most Active and Most Explosive Volcanoes in the Cascade Range by Dana Hunter at Rosetta Stones ...
Apple Unveils Future Products, Including iOS 6 with Tighter Facebook Ties
Apple introduced a number of improvements to its mobile and desktop operating systems as well as its MacBook Pro and Air computers Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developer's Conference in San Francisco...
Welcome Critical Opalescence the newest blog at #SciAmBlogs
We have a new blog on the network today!!!!!George Musser is a senior editor at Scientific American , covering mainly space and physics. He is also the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory.At his new blog, Critical Opalescence, George will have fun getting out of the "just the news" mode, instead poking at quirky ideas, forgotten papers, fascinating hypotheses and whatever else excites him on any given day...
Black Holes are Everywhere
Holes are everywhere, if you look... This post is the second in a series that accompanies the upcoming publication of my book 'Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos' (Scientific American/FSG)...
Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far
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...
What's in the Air You're Breathing? Competition Aims to Spur the Development of Personal Air-Pollution Detectors
The amount of chemical and/or particulate pollutants in the air on a global scale is a touchy subject with little cross-border agreement over the best way to alleviate the problem.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - parasitic flower, Velocirabbit, turtle sex organs, how to talk science to politicians, phytoplancton, fake brands and more.
- Christie Wilcox - Parasitic flower pirates genes from its host - Glendon Mellow - Day-Glo Velocirabbit – bioart begins to mature - Darren Naish - Terrifying sex organs of male turtles - Scott Huler - Happy World Oceans Day from North Carolina! - Marc Kuchner - Don’t be Arrogant, Do Tell a Story: An Interview with Congressman Robert Walker about How Scientists Should Interact with Congress - John R...
The Scienceblogging Weekly (June 8th, 2012)
Wow - this was hard! I could have had at least Top 20 instead of Top 10 (but you'll find them all listed down there anyway)... Blog of the Week: Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog is a blog by Tanya Khovanova, a Visiting Scholar and Research Affiliate at MIT, a 1976 gold medalist (and 1975 silver medalist) at the International Mathematics Olympiad...
Following the Ice: Glacial Dam
I knew something was wrong. I pulled my blindfold off, unzipped my sleeping bag and stared at the ceiling of my tent. The midnight sun had swung around to the north and the wind was up.
Day-Glo Velocirabbit - bioart begins to mature
Bioart at first seemed to be such a novelty.Artwork usually made in petri dishes by growing bacteria in patterns outlined by the placement of their foodstuffs seemed to me at first, well, a little twee...
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