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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Some 79 people in 21 states have been sickened with a bacterial infection linked to contaminated pet food — the first time human Salmonella enterica illness has been traced to a contaminated animal food plant...
It's been nearly 25 years since Mauna Loa, Hawaii's most dangerous volcano, last erupted—but researchers warn that another eruption may be on the horizon.
The axolotl —a foot-long amphibian reputed by the Aztecs to be a transformed god (but eaten anyway)—is in danger of disappearing for good, like so many of its fellow amphibians...
In 1963, a decade before fictional TV astronaut and test pilot Steve Austin—aka "The Six Million Dollar Man"—was fitted with a bionic right arm and legs, researchers at Princess Margaret Rose Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, began developing electronic prosthetics to replace missing shoulders, wrists and hands...
When the space shuttle Endeavour launches next Friday, its payload will include more than just servicing equipment for the International Space Station (ISS).
An exotically named tropical storm is eyeing weather-weary Cuba and could strengthen to a hurricane by tomorrow, according to the National Hurricane Center.
It sounds like campaign propaganda, but President-elect Barack Obama is a Trojan horse. Obama’s name and purported links to his Election Night acceptance speech have proliferated in malicious software spreading around the World Wide Web since yesterday morning, Internet security firms report...
If you care about global health, sanitation or just clean water, then you'll care about the eighth annual World Toilet Summit and Expo in Macau, China.
Sci-fi novelist Michael Crichton, who made dinosaurs, DNA and emergency-room dramas populist Hollywood fodder, has died. He was 66.
Crichton died today of cancer, according to news reports...
Quick: How many top science writers were spotted standing behind a Republican Senate candidate during a concession speech last night? Only one, as far as we know: Carl Zimmer.
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