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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When the Cuddle Hormone Is a Home Wrecker
First off, this study on a molecule tied to social interaction was conducted in animals. So I’m supposed to turn on the siren and the flashing red light here to let you know that the headline you just read might not apply in humans...
What Singing Fish Reveal about Speech and Hearing
With the exception of the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid —and Big Mouth Billy Bass—fish do not spring to mind as the animal kingdom's most vocally gifted members.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Felix Baumgartner, Charlotte s Web, Sesame Street, DonorsChoose, Panspermia Paradox, Skin-Shedding Mice, and more.
As usual on Mondays, today we present the new Image of the Week!- Hilda Bastian - “Is anybody sane here?” said the psychiatrist to the journalists - David Ropeik - Could you look down from 24 miles up and jump?...
Charlotte's Web: what was she smoking?
"Don't touch those webs!"A couple of decades ago, my wife and I worked on a horse farm where everyone was explicitly instructed not to ever clean the cobwebs inside the barn.
Early Paleoart: Of Prehistoric Monsters and Men
“ to understand plants and animals there is no better way than to depict them from life “ Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605)Maybe the first depiction of bones of an extinct animal can be attributed to an unknown Greek artist living some 2.600 years ago...
"Is Anybody Sane Here?" Said the Psychiatrist to the Journalists
The psychiatrist is Allen Frances. The journalists are 48 enthusiastic and committed participants at the National Institute of Health’s 2012 Medicine in the Media course (#NIHMiM12).
Sesame Street and Child Development
Television has a bad side. According to a report from the University of Michigan, the average American child has seen sixteen thousand murders on TV by age 18.
Could You Look Down from 24 Miles Up and Jump? Felix Baumgartner Just Did
DID YOU WATCH! Did your heart pound, your palms get sweaty, your muscles tense! Did you join the millions around the world gripped by fear and tension as Felix Baumgartner rose to more than 24 miles in a balloon-lifted capsule, opened the door (OH MY GOD!) stood out on the bar outside with a camera over his head looking down (OH MY GOD!!!!!),…AND JUMPED!!!!!!!!!!!...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - last Siamese Crocodile, video game inspired science, NASA budget, Chinese solar tariffs, and more.
- Jon Chang - In silico et vivo: When life science draws inspiration from video games - John R. Platt - Last Siamese Crocodile in Vietnam Found Strangled to Death - Bonnie Swoger - Pay it forward and paying tribute: talking to undergraduates at my alma mater - Melissa C...
NASA Plans to Commercialize a Nasal Spray for Motion Sickness
A new product designed to fight motion sickness promises to put the “NASA” back in “nasal spray.”The space agency announced October 12 that it had signed an agreement with a pharmaceutical company to develop, test and bring to market a nasal gel designed to ward off queasiness from spaceflight, as well as from more mundane travel.The active ingredient, scopolamine, is about as effective as antihistamines (such as dimenhydrinate, used in Dramamine) in preventing motion sickness, but carries less risk of common side effects such as drowsiness, according to a recent Cochrane Review...
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