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...
Plants don't always seem particularly charismatic, but hidden from us in their slow-motion and chemical activities are incredible mechanisms that sense and respond to the world around them...
- Jennifer Verdolin - The Art of Eavesdropping: Nature’s silent sniffers, watchers, and listeners - Janet D. Stemwedel - Is it worth fighting about what’s taught in high school biology class? - Jennifer Ouellette - Frost Flowers and Hot Capillary Action - Christina Irvin - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Palauan Mermaids - Jennifer Frazer - Postcards from Rangitoto, Part 2 - Allen Frances - Why Are There No Biological Tests in Psychiatry? - DNLee - Black Studies is not a Course, it’s a Cause...
CREDIT: Martin Cron, via Flikr One day after new test results showed that only 32 percent of U.S. 8 th graders are proficient in science, a group of 26 states has helped draft a document that may bring about a major overhaul of science education in this country...
Space weather forecasters are keeping a close watch on a large collection of sunspots that could unleash blasts of energy or charged particles toward Earth in the coming days.
In the flood of information, filters are invaluable - people you trust to pick the best so you can focus on that, only that, and ignore the less important stuff.
This week, we have some truly quality articles by young and early-career science writers. From science and politics to science and business, from allergies and bees to sperm and aliens, you name it, we got it...
By Christina IrvinSirens are mythical, mermaid-like sea creatures that lure ships and seafarers into dangerous waters with their beauty and songs.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - sea cucumbers, brittle stars, polar bears, man-eating lions, Woody Allen and other charismatic megafauna.
- Jessica P. Hekman - Moving the Prestige to Open-Access Publishing - Kate Clancy - Trade Time and Energy So You Can Live Slow, Reproduce Fast - Darren Naish - The Man-Eater of Mfuwe - John R...
By Roxi AslanWhen diving in the Blue Cavern Marine Protected Area off Catalina Island, you can’t help but notice the red-brown warty sea cucumber Parastichopus parvimensis , which lies conspicuously on the sea floor below...
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