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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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?...
Image of the Week #45, June 5th, 2012:
From: The Overlooked Joy of the Christmas Tree Worm by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba ...
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...
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...
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