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 Thursday - Contagious Yawning, Ancient Bacteria, Electric Grid, Fossil amoebae, and more.
- Jason G. Goldman - Contagious Yawning: Evidence of Empathy? - S.E. Gould - Ancient Bacteria – the saga continues - Dawn Santoianni - The Backbone of the Electric System: A Legacy of Coal and the Challenge of Renewables - David Wogan - Approaching “Wall-E” with Honda’s Uni-Cub personal mobility device - Nicole Matthews - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Ordot Dump and Layon Landfill - Charles Q...
Costly safety upgrades, nitpicky government inspection and resulting fines are often blamed as being bad for business. But a new study shows that when government job-safety inspectors make a surprise visit, they actually enable companies to save money—and jobs—for years to come.Occupational safety has improved immensely over the decades, but in industries with traditionally high injury rates, such as manufacturing, lumber or food processing, work is still dangerous, putting employees at risk and leaving employers vulnerable to expensive accidents...
“Energy policy” and “clean energy” may be political hot buttons this year, but the technological realities and challenges to achieving energy and environmental goals are seldom discussed...
By Nicole MatthewsSolid waste disposal is a major environmental issue faced by countries around the world. For small islands such as Guam the problems that come with solid waste disposal are especially demanding due to the limited amount of space available and the close proximity to bodies of water that flow into the ocean.One dumpsite that has been a consistent source of pollution is the Ordot Dump...
Honda's new mobility gadget has me worried.Yesterday Honda announced a new invention called the Uni-Cub. It’s a cute, “Wall-E” inspired "personal mobility device" engineered to get people from here to there – all without walking...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Allomothers, Exome Sequencing, Writing about patients, Social Media For Scientists and more.
Wednesday, thus time for a new Video of the Week!- Kate Clancy - Happy Mother’s Day: To All the Allomothers - Ricki Lewis - 10 Things Exome Sequencing Can’t Do–But Why It’s Still Powerful - Ilana Yurkiewicz - Writing about patients: lessons from first year - Khalil A...
Video of the Week #43 May 16th, 2012: From: Paralyzed Patient Swills Coffee by Issuing Thought Commands to a Robot by Gary Stix at Observations .
Human greed is being blamed for the near-extinction of the spectacularly spiral-horned markhor ( Capra falconeri cashmiriensis ) in the northern Indian state Jammu and Kashmir.
Soot may be responsible for the tropics expanding north, according to an analysis involving multiple computer models of the climate. By absorbing sunlight and trapping extra heat in the atmosphere, the tiny, black particles may be helping the poleward march of tropical conditions.The research will be published in Nature on May 17...
If you just received your new issue of Scientific American , you saw the article The Problems with ITER and the Fading Dream of Fusion Energy by Geoff Brumfiel.
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