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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#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?...
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...
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.
In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real.
Here comes another galaxy... (Credit: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay and R. van der Marel (STScI), T. Hallas, and A. Mellinger) Some recent research on the long-term future of the Milky Way prompted me to dig out and re-polish this post from the Life, Unbounded archives of 2010...
Blog of the Week: Vintage Space is a blog by Amy Shira Teitel, science writer and historian of space exploration living in Arizona.
Behaviorism is back! That's what David Freedman proclaims in the June Atlantic cover story, "The End of Temptation: How the creepy science of behavior modification is reshaping our desires." The article is, on one level, a hyperbolic report on apps that are "transforming us into thinner, richer, all around-better versions of ourselves" by helping people (including Freedman's brother) overcome overeating, smoking and other bad habits...
Young Scientists Embrace Crowdfunding by Kelly Slivka : Crowdfunding, or appealing to the online community for funds for personal projects, seems to be thriving.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - guilty dogs, crackpots at meetings, solar tariffs, writing science books, and more.
Tune in at 12 noon EDT for a 30minute live chat with Robin Lloyd and myself - we'll chat about science blogging, circadian rhythms and more.- Jason G.
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