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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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...
If you gave an infinite number of (or six) monkeys (and related, which I think means mammals) an infinite (also six) number of synthesizers, will they eventually produce Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, or ACDC's Back in Black or, well, anything?Someone thought they'd give it a go as an advertisement for Voltfestivalen -- The place to go to experience the best new electronic music and art.Filmed at Skansenakvariet -- The place to go to experience unique wildlife in Stockholm.I was just tickled at this video...
The Facebook IPO earlier this month left us a bit disappointed. There were financial and ethical let-downs. But the over-arching surprise is that people were misled in advance about the value of the company...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - transit of Venus, medical education, Rio+20, Space X, optical illusions, and more.
For those of you in the USA, have a great long holiday weekend. For the rest - we're not going anyway, check in every now and then for new posts...- Cheryl Murphy - Visualize and Score… BIG! - Jennifer Ouellette - Sic Transit Venus - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Are medical schools squashing creativity?...
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his U.S. citizenship, reportedly to save an estimated $67 million on his tax bill (Saverin denies that the decision was based on financial considerations)...
Blog of the Week: Over the years, Better Posters blog has become the "Go To" place to send students when they start preparing posters for their first scientific meetings...
As the docking attempt between the Dragon cargo vehicle and the International Space Station gets underway, here are some of the latest images, plus the LIVE stream to the Dragon/ISS docking at the bottom!...
Our planet's health is ailing. That's the message in short from the 2012 Living Planet Report. Its content is sobering. We are devouring 50 percent more resources than the Earth produces annually...
Today, we have some awesome writings from seven (a factor of 42) equally awesome young or early-career science writers. Read about the science of oppressive urban environments, open science, the world’s first stem cell drug and more.....
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - crocodile dissection, octopus navigation, Incredible Hulk anatomy, and lots of conservation!
A day late, but finally here - the new Video of the Week!- Dawnielle Tellez - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Guam and Calayan Rails - Ben Linhoff - Following the Ice: In the Beginning - Ricki Lewis - The “Valley of Death” Looms for 8 Kids With a Rare Disease - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing: Kathleen Raven - Julian Champkin - Book Review: The Data Journalism Handbook - Glendon Mellow - Incredible Hulk Anatomy - Jason G...
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