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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There's another island the size of Manhattan, but this one is a newly broken ice sheath off the Arctic circle.
The Markham Ice Shelf separated from Canada's Ellesmere Island last month, Bloomberg News reports...
The U.S. produces half its electricity from burning coal—and pumps out more than 40 percent of its carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions in the process.
With the National Football League's season set to kick off tonight, stories about gridiron injuries are grabbing the headlines. Will quarterback Tom Brady start for the New England Patriots in their opening game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, after missing the entire preseason with an injured right foot?...
Routine vaccinations against the chicken pox have reduced the incidence of the itchy potentially serious virus by as much as 90 percent in the U.S.
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New Orleans may have dodged the full force of Hurricane Gustav, but scientists say the worst may be yet to come. Forecasters this week warned that September will bring more furious tempests that promise to continue last month's turmoil...
In a victory for environmentalists, federal environmental regulators have nixed a flood-control project they determined would threaten wildlife.
The move – which puts the kibosh on the proposed Yazoo Pumps Project to reduce flooding between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers – is only the 12th time the Environmental Protection Agency has used its authority to scrap a project under the Clean Water Act...
You may have read some alarming stories recently about pollution making its way from China to the U.S. Should you worry?
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The 2008 NFL season kicks off tomorrow night with a game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins – and haven’t you always wanted to know the science behind the pigskin?...
If your e-mail address begins “ajolie@” or “mphelps," your inbox is likely overflowing with messages sporting subject lines that read “Your Lady Will Become Crayzed” (sic) or “Urgent Request for Business Relationship from Lagos, Nigeria.” Believe it or not, the spam load has nothing to do with celebrity and everything to do with the first letter in your e-mail address...
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