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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Google announced on its blog yesterday that it's halving the amount of time it retains data on user searches. The move comes a year after the company said it would keep this info on file for 18 months before stripping out any identifying information about Google users (something they called "anonymizing" the server log data they collect)...
The Tech Museum of Innovation today named 25 laureates as winners of its 2008 Tech Award for using technology to "benefit humanity and spark global change." The awards are broken down into five categories (education, equality, environment, economic development and health); Tech Awards executive director Lee Wilkerson says that in November one winner in each category will receive a $50,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony in San Jose, Calif...
Heads up, science fiends and night owls: The greatest science experiment ever built is set to switch on at around 3:30 A.M. Eastern time tomorrow.
After 14 years and $8 billion, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) plans to inject the first beam of protons fully around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the circular particle accelerator 17 miles (27 kilometers) long straddling the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva...
Stephen Colbert, the Adam of space: Mock TV newsman's genetic material part of mission to preserve humanity
Of course he already thought he was, but millennia from now, when whatever life form looks back on humanity, Stephen Colbert will be the Homo sapiens prototype.
If mimicking a massive volcanic eruption by spraying sulfur dioxide into the air or flying thousands of mirrors into space to shade Earth to halt climate change doesn't cut it for you, how about this?...
It looks like Florida has escaped Ike's wrath. The hurricane watch in the Keys is over, according to the National Weather Service.
The former Category 4 hurricane has weakened to a Category 1 tempest and is now "hugging" Cuba, the agency says, just hours after it declared the storm was "battering" the island...
More evidence today that our genes aren't always our destiny — with an inconvenient caveat for couch potatoes: Physically active people who carry gene mutations linked to obesity are no more likely to be overweight than those without the variants — as long as they exercise at least three hours a day...
A new once-a-week diabetes treatment may soon provide relief for millions of people with Type 2 diabetes (the variety of the disease associated with obesity that can be prevented with proper diet and exercise)...
NASA's chief is fuming over what he calls a "jihad" by the White House to retire the space shuttle and delay the development of a new moon rocket.
Attention, geeks! Another science mystery show is coming to prime time: Fringe, a new TV series about a (stereotypically) mad scientist who cracks a different case every week with his estranged son, debuts tomorrow...
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