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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James R. Flynn's observation that IQ scores experienced dramatic gains from generation to generation throughout the 20th century has been cited so often, even in popular media, that it is becoming a cocktail party talking point...
This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
Humans are very poorly adapted to a chimpanzee lifestyle. I am reminded of this on a nearly daily basis as we trace the locations where chimpanzees have been hanging out.
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive...." And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas...
Animals don't handle stress well. I'm not talking about acute stressors, the predator charging at you through the brush, you run away and it's over. We handle that stress very well indeed...
Thanksgiving and Black Friday Holidays aside (and I hope you all had happy ones!), Sci never lets up! For Friday Weird Science this week, I'm talking about a study looking at beer vs liquor...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - used toilet paper collection, college football rankings, plant paleoart, Mendeley, Thanksgiving for addicts, and more.
- Rob Dunn - Giving Thanks: Scientists Seek World Record for Most Pieces of Used Toilet Paper Collected - David Bressan - Plant Paleoart Through the Ages - Cassie Rodenberg - I Invited Homeless Addicts to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner - Kevin Zelnio - Wild Sex Matters - Hadas Shema - Interview with Dr...
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.
After being knocked out for a week by a flu (don't procrastinate on those vaccines, like I did) and coming back to a veritable avalanche of new data and (American) Thanksgiving, things are a little busy around here.So, to keep you busy between carving up turkeys and decorating with gourds, and because I haven't been prompt about announcing them here, below are links to the five pieces I've written thus far for my column over at BBC Future, Uniquely Human, in reverse-chronological order...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - bird disease citizen science, dog words, Wild Sex, expertise, amoebae, Thanksgiving myths, and more.
As usual on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week. Happy Thanksgiving!- Caren Cooper - Stone Soup for Thanksgiving: understanding bird disease through citizen science - David L...
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