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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Venus was Just the Beginning: The Science of Planetary Transits
Are you sick of reading about the transit of Venus this year? Yes? Me too. But the fact is that when astrophysical objects move between us and something else, like the convenient blaze of a star, there is an extraordinary amount that can be learned...
Venus' Transits Through History
In a matter of hours, lucky observers with clear skies will be able to watch Venus pass in front of the Sun. Transits of Venus are rare – this is the last one until 2117 – but that’s not the only reason you should find a way to watch it...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - wheel spiders, #wsf12, war geology, sleep deprivation, ultra-marathons, rain-beaten mosquitos and more.
We have a new blog on the network starting today - check out Running Ponies Tune in tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3pm EDT for our second Live Chat: The 2012 Transit of Venus, with SA Editor George Musser.And, being Monday, we have the new Image of the Week.- Becky Crew - It’s not funny anymore, Golden Wheel Spider - Krystal D'Costa - What Other People Think About Us Matters—Here’s Why - David Bressan - Accretionary Wedge #36:War Geology - Scicurious - Sleep Deprived?...
Christmas Tree Worm
Image of the Week #45, June 5th, 2012:
From: The Overlooked Joy of the Christmas Tree Worm by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba ...
Engineers Use Reflected Light to Illuminate the Mystery of Ear Infections
When a person suffers from chronic ear infections the culprit may be a film of bacteria or other microorganisms that builds up behind the eardrum, not unlike dental plaque on unbrushed teeth...
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...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - octopus mimicry, Transit of Venus, DNA patents, B.F.Skinner, galactic clash, dino eggs, and more.
With a slight delay, here is the new Video of the Week. Have a great weekend!- Summer Ash - The Transit of Venus: Viewing Tips from an Astronomer - Katherine Harmon - How Octopuses Make Themselves Invisible - Christina Agapakis - Patent Ecology - Maria Konnikova - If we remember more, can we read deeper–and create better?...
How Octopuses Make Themselves Invisible
Video of the Week #45 June 1st, 2012: From: How Octopuses Make Themselves Invisible by Katherine Harmon at Octopus Chronicles Source: David Gallo at TED Video by Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory senior scientist Roger Hanlon...
"Flame" Malware Greatly Expands the Scope of Cyber Warfare
The discovery of a new species of highly sophisticated malware earlier this week adds another puzzle piece to the contemporary cyberwar battleground.
Patents in biotechnology are complicated and controversial, with different groups arguing that they either promote innovation or stifle important research.
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