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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Khalil's Picks (8 June 2012)
What diversity in this week’s picks of writings from young and early-career science writers. A snapshot: giving colours names messed with our minds, encoding information into living cells, what happens when galaxies collide, science of bubbles.....
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - psychedelic shrimp, in a galaxy far away, dinosaur egg-shells, and more.
- Dana Hunter - Prelude to a Catastrophe: “One of the Most Active and Most Explosive Volcanoes in the Cascade Range” - Khalil A. Cassimally - EUSci: Student Science Magazine of the University of Edinburgh - Dylan Giordano - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Preserving Palau’s Resources through Protected Area Networks - Ian Underwood and Paul Germano - MSU Dinosaurs: Team Strider – Eggshell Thickness Variance - Jesse Bering - My Other Whereabouts - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Colors and Stuttering - John Matson - Astronomers Identify Very Distant (But Not the Most Distant) Galaxy - Katherine Harmon - This Psychedelic Shrimp Will Get You Hammered [Video] =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...
Astronomers Identify Very Distant (But Not the Most Distant) Galaxy
The universe is a big place, and by peering across it astronomers get to look back in time. A galaxy or supernova so far away that it takes two billion years for its light to reach us will be seen here as it appeared two billion years ago...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - outreach, jellyfish, Zoobiquity, deformed dino eggs, Ray Bradbury, last shuttle ride, coffee, Transit of Venus and more.
Enjoy the regular Wednesday feature - the new Video of the Week.- Kate Clancy - Which came first, rewarding outreach or doing it? On chickens, eggs, and overworked scientists - Scicurious - On Outreach: Academia needs an attitude adjustment - Roxi Aslan - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Jellyfish Lake - Anita Moore-Nall - MSU Dinosaurs: deformations in eggs - Bora Zivkovic - ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Kathryn Bowers - Caleb A...
Transit of Venus
The Venus transit offers a chance for modern-day stargazers to repeat the experiments conducted by expeditions around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries--with a modern twist
My Morning Cup of Coffee Kills Monkeys
My coffee habit is killing the black-handed spider monkey, a cute New World simian (my favorite kind) that thrives in the canopy of Central American forests with tall trees.
Was Psychedelic Guru Terence McKenna Goofing About 2012 Prophecy?
Rational Scientific American readers surely scoff at claims—based on ancient Mayan calendars and other esoterica—that life as we know it will end this December, especially now that NASA experts have "crushed" the prophecy...
The Venus Movies
As a final hurrah for the 2012 Venus transit of the Sun, here are some beautiful time-lapse movies from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory; an orbiting telescope that can image the Sun in a variety of narrow wavebands, from visible light to ultraviolet and extreme-ultraviolet, probing the different temperature structures at the solar surface.First up, the ingress of Venus in the 30.4 nanometer waveband - viewing the solar chromosphere and transition region at temperatures of around 50,000 Kelvin: Next, the full transit in the 17.1 nanometer band - viewing the 'quiet' corona and upper transition region at temperatures of around 630,000 Kelvin: Here we have ingress again, in the 19.3 nanometer band, probing the corona and hot flare structure at about 1.2 to 20 million Kelvin: And finally, the last view of Venus in transit for more than the next 100 years, egress at 17.1 nanometers, probing the 630,000 Kelvin temperature structures:...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Venus transit, optical illusions, platypus, crowd-sourcing the neighborhood, dinosaur taphonomy, herd parasites, and more.
- Amy Shira Teitel - Venus’ Transits Through History - Caleb A. Scharf - Venus was Just the Beginning: The Science of Planetary Transits - Daisy Yuhas - Where to Watch the Transit of Venus - Kalliopi Monoyios - Don’t Look Now But You’re Being Watched - John R...
Designing Our Own Neighborhoods
After a half-century of brutal urban renewal, sidewalkless cul de sacs, and unwalkable sprawl, planners all over the world have turned towards what was left out of planning for decades: community...
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