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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As many of you know, before accepting a job at Scientific American , I worked at PLoS for three years (and became a vocal Open Access Evangelist even before that).
This week I harvested a lovely linden honey (at right) from one of our backyard beehives. Nectar from linden flowers yields a honey that is exceptional both in its pale tone and in its strong flavor...
When freshmen in my humanities colloquium at Stevens Institute of Technology ask why they have to read stuff by ancient Greeks, I reply that we have much to learn from old guys like Thucydides...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - dark matter, virgin moths, genome sequencing, BPA, helical bacteria, black holes, aphrodisiac fungus, and more.
We have a new blog on the network - welcome Critical Opalescence!And, being Monday, there is the new Image of the Week.- George Musser - Is Dark Matter a Glimpse of a Deeper Level of Reality? - Becky Crew - You’ll have to be hotter than that, virgin moths - Ricki Lewis - UGS (Universal Genome Sequencing) in the Mid-21st Century - Frederick S...
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 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...
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...
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)...
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.
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