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 Monday - kludgethink, swords to ploughshares, cuddly little creature, sleepless bird sex, Voyager, and more.
- Steven Ross Pomeroy - Stop Building Bombs and Start Building Starships - Scott Huler - The Kludge: A Panegyric - Scicurious - Can’t sleep, havin’ sex! - David Wogan - Don’t forget the “global” in global climate change - Kelly Oakes - Voyager 1: beyond the edge of the solar system at last? - Jennifer Frazer - Eight Legs?...
Can't sleep, havin' sex!
Ok, I know it's not Friday Weird Science time, but this paper is both interesting science AND somewhat odd. And who can't use extra weird in their day, right?
You want to see what #SciAmBlogs bloggers can do in a week?
OK, it's Sunday and tomorrow is Columbus Day, but my vacation is essentially over. Despite vacationing, I popped in for a minute to post the Image of the Week and Video of the Week for your fun and enjoyment...
De Loys' Ape
Louis François Fernand Hector de Loys , (1892-1935) was a Swiss geologist and pioneer of oil field prospection in Europe, Africa and America. Unfortunately de Loys is today less known for his geological work than for a story involving a strange photography.In 1920 a bunch of exhausted men reached the bank of the Tarra River , a tributary of the Rio Catatumbo , located in the borderlands of Venezuela and Colombia...
A Post-PBS Educational Television Landscape
With the latest tirade against the Public Broadcast Service (PBS) by republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the first debate, it is worth to look at a world without PBS through children's eyes...
Bora's Picks (October 5th, 2012)
Artist’s masterpiece is a load of garbage by Laura Geggel: On her plane ride from New York to Kenya, Asher Jay imagined the untamed safari awaiting her—lions with snarled manes and wrinkled rhinos covered in a coat of dust...
African Spiny Mice Regenerate Missing Body Parts la Salamanders
Many species of starfish relish oysters, clams and other shellfish, much to the chagrin of fishermen who watch over oyster beds and farms. Legend has it that oyster fishermen used to dispose of any starfish they dredged up by cutting the creatures in half and tossing them back into the ocean...
Is Huckleberry Finn's ending really lacking? Not if you're talking psychology.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: one of Mark Twain’s most famous novels. In fact, probably one of the most famous English-language novels of all time, period.
Let's all find out how meth works: Crowdfunding a novel scientific paradigm
In a previous post I described the benefits and enduring value of Small Science. I emphasized the fact that in the current economy and funding environment, Small Science is likely to be consistent while Big Science happens in fits and starts...
Friday Weird Science: how much wood could a woodchuck chuck?
...if a woodchuck could chuck wood? There's actually an answer to this question. Or at least, there's an answer to this question involving hungry woodchucks and 2 x 4s.
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