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 certainly been no shortage of news headlines proclaiming that we can now add former CIA director General David Petraeus to the list of powerful men who have been brought down by very well-publicized sex scandals...
Invasion of the trees? by Kate Prengaman: I love trees. Photographic proof exists that I’ve hugged a wide variety of species. But, even though I love forests, I have to admit that not every ecosystem needs trees...
Ever since his death in 1955, scientists have asked what features of Einstein's brain contributed to his extraordinary insights into physical laws. Research on the anatomy of Einsteins' genius was stymied because many of the post-mortem images and slides of tissue from the subsequently dissected organ were unavailable to researchers...
The music-video " Mutual Core " (2011) by Björk , starring hot tectonic forces and sensual strata, is by far not the only examples of how geology and paleontology could inspire musicians and songwriters...
Hello and welcome to the 53rd edition of the Giant's Shoulders Carnival, the blog carnival focusing on the history of science. We may not have Friday Weird Science today, but fear not, for the history of science contains MANY weird and wild tales...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Fungal Meningitis, Science of Swords, Good Cholesterol, Gay Penguins, Bjork Geology, Canine Scientists, and more.
We have a new Video Of The Week today. Also, I cannot guarantee I will post the evening linkfest tomorrow or will have to wait till Saturday instead.-
Video of the Week #69 November 15th, 2012: From: Hard Science is Going to the Dogs by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid . Source: snuggliepuppy on YouTube The most informative and adorable science video to come out this week asks us to "sit" and "stay" and "learn" chemistry as two well-trained dogs, Paige and Dexter, help us understand ionic, covalent and polar covalent chemical bonds...
Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk was born and raised on an island that tectonic forces are ripping apart. Iceland is part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which separates the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate...
32 deaths. 461 cases...and counting. Unless you live under a rock, you probably know about the nationwide outbreak of an unusual fungal meningitis caused by Exserohilum rostratum, a plant fungus...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - a millimillipede, Nate Silver, false memories, solar eclipse, Higgs disappointment, and more.
We have a new Image of the Week for your enjoyment!- Kyle Hill - How Long Will A Lie Last? New Study Finds That False Memories Linger for Years - Becky Crew - Illacme plenipes, the leggiest animal on Earth, gets another look - Bora Zivkovic - Nate Silver and the Ascendance of Expertise - John R...
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