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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Smile, you're on endangered-species camera.The world's last 35 Javan rhinoceroses ( Rhinoceros sondaicus ) are a little bit safer this week as 120 new camera traps have been installed in Ujung Kulon National Park, located on the western corner of the island of Java, in Indonesia...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - flying monkeys, amoebas, raptors, Turing, Mars, Saturn, Pygmies, Klout, and more.
- Rob Dunn - Occam’s Razor, Flying Monkeys and Musings on Lager Beer - Ian Watson - How Alan Turing Invented the Computer Age - Psi Wavefunction - Pond water microforay: amoebae gone wild - Laura Walsh - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: My Walden South of Los Angeles - Matthew Sturm - SnowSTAR-2012: Convergence - Scicurious - Experimental Biology Blogging: Every once in a while, a double cheeseburger might not be so bad for the heart. - Caleb A...
During the 352-year life span of the Royal Society, the human population has risen from less than one billion people to seven billion and counting. That boom has been supported by science and technology—Watt's coal-fired steam engine, Haber and Bosch synthesizing nitrogen fertilizer, Fleming's discovery of penicillin—and continues today as the world's population expands at the rate of 78 million people per year.Now the Royal Society wants the world to do something about population growth in a bid to stave off environmental and economic calamity, according to a new report dubbed "People and the Planet" released on April 26...
I hope you have enjoyed the last few weeks at the Expeditions blog, with Matthew Sturm and his colleagues having fun studying snow on the North Slope of Alaska, conveying to us the beaty of the scenery, the cool wildlife around their camp, the wonderful technology they used, and the excitement of doing important science in such an environment...
Sometimes in science everything just comes together, but not often. This time it did. What could have gone wrong in the campaign? Lots. The two biggest possibilities were that the weather could have been bad (Fig...
by Laura WalshOver one hundred and fifty years ago, Henry David Thoreau sparked a cultural movement with a paradox; an introspective, self-preoccupied book that taught the lessons of humility and human triviality...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - G-Spot or Not, conservation refugees, hallucinating fish, meteors, vervet crybabies, early Anthropocene, Mad Cow, and more.
It's Wednesday - time for the new Video of the Week! Have fun!Today we also say good-bye to one of the original network bloggers, James Byrne, who explains in his farewell post what comes next in his life and career...
In 2001, in the face of a widespread famine, a then 14 year-old Malawian William Kamkwamba decided to find a way to secure a better future for his family.
Video of the Week #40 April 25th, 2012 From: A New World on the Outside of a Raleigh Museum by Scott Huler at Plugged In .
One of the world's rarest birds has a little bit more breathing room this week. The Giles–Fuertesi Nature Reserve in the Colombian Andes, home to the critically endangered Fuertes's parrot ( Hapalopsittaca fuertesi ), has doubled in size following the acquisition of an additional 144 hectares of neighboring land...
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