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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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.
Exactly two weeks ago today, at around eight in the evening, we—along with the rest of downtown Manhattan—lost all power. One minute, blaring news and reassurances from the mayor and the utilities companies, and the next, total silence...
In 2005, I became, briefly, a tool of the military-industrial complex. My service began when I received an email from Centra Technology, a defense contractor.
Please accept this repost today, originally posted on Jan 31, 2011. Sci will admit I spent most the time "preparing" for this post by listening to LOTS of music.
My father called me one night: "So, I'm trying to figure this thing out. How does it work exactly?" Some of my friends and colleagues have made similar inquiries: "I should probably get the hang of this...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Sandy at Staten Island, the Achilles heel, wetlands, allergies, sea rise in NC, and more.
- Kathleen Raven - Staten Island’s ‘Bluebelt’ doesn’t fight super-storms, but plays crucial role in managing excess rainfall - Jalees Rehman - Achilles Had Only 2 Heels - Scott Huler - Reality Laughs Again at North Carolina - DNLee - Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program application deadline November 16 - Khalil A...
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology, where today's Friday Weird Science concerns sheep. Specifically, what it takes to drag them around on their butts. While many of you may think that no one would drag a sheep around on its butt when you could just lead it around...well you've never tried to shear a sheep...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Thalidomide, coral guards, tool-using cockatoo, carnivorous harp sponge, last Ethiopian wolves, and more.
- Judy Stone - From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy - Christie Wilcox - Coral Recruits Goby Bodyguards Against Seaweed Assassins - Jason G.
A captive parrot in an Austrian research lab near Vienna has started using tools, adding to a complex story that began more than fifty years ago in the forests of Tanzania.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - belly button bacteria, Proposition 37, blogging in French, 3D printing, Nate Silver's math, and more.
And we have a new Video of the Week!- Rob Dunn - After Two Years Scientists Still Can’t Solve Belly Button Mystery, Continue Navel-Gazing - Christie Wilcox - Prop 37 Loses, Scientists Cheer - Jennifer Ouellette - Why Math is Like the Honey Badger: Nate Silver Ascendant - Gary Stix - 3D Printing: The Great American Tchotchke Machine - Pascal Lapointe - Are you blogging en français? - DNLee - Wordless Wednesday: The New Face of STEM - Scicurious - Cocaine and Ministrokes - David Biello - Climate Change Action and More Drilling Likely in Obama’s Second Term - Kate Wong - Oldest Arrowheads Hint at How Modern Humans Overtook Neandertals =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...
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