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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Video of the Week #39 April 19th, 2012 From: Quantum Casimir Effect Inspires Indie Filmmakers by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics .
April 22 marks the 42 nd annual Earth Day observance. In recent years, the week running up to Earth Day has become increasingly filled with a riotous mix of news that ranges from inspired initiatives to thinly veiled partisanship and shameless exploitation...
by David Ginsburg and Jim Haw With this post we launch coverage of the USC Dornsife Environmental Studies 2012 Guam and Palau expedition.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - salt-tolerant wheat, hormones and behavior, sedimentary rocks, the value of a PhD, and more.
- Heather Bray and Matthew Gilliham - Ancient genes and modern science deliver salt-tolerant wheat - Ashley Campbell - Empirically Dancing Your Way to the Top—How Nicole Dubilier Does It! - Psi Wavefunction - Pond water ‘microforay’: amoeba and ciliate sex gone horribly wrong - Kate Clancy - Your Ability to Handle Your Environment is Correlated with your Hormones - Dana Hunter - A Landscape in a Hand Sample: To Settle - Christie Wilcox - Reversing a heart attack: scientists reprogram scar tissue into working muscle - David Bressan - April 18, 1906: San Francisco´s O, Wicked Ground - Scicurious - #Eb2012 Tweetup: How social media has influenced my career - Dr...
Sometimes a simple egg hatching can be a victory. That's the case in the Philippines, where a threatened bird of prey known as the Pinsker's hawk–eagle ( Nisaetus pinskeri ) has been bred in captivity for the first time.The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) reports that the Pinsker's chick hatched on April 2 at its breeding program in the village of Malagos and weighed 57.2 grams...
By Gerry Smith. Diving is an inherently risky activity when compared to taking notes in a classroom. First and foremost is that it happens by definition in a locale that doesn’t support human life any better than the surface of the moon...
Ten thousand years ago, somewhere in the ‘fertile crescent’ near modern day Turkey, several small but amazing events kick-started the spread of farming, the birth of civilisation and ultimately changed the world.Although we are still learning about the precise nature of these events, we know that at this time people began to collect seeds from local wild grasses to grow them for food, selecting the best seeds to grow in subsequent seasons...
A day late, but it is here - the new Image of the Week!- Ricki Lewis - Vanquishing “Mossy Foot” with Genetic Epidemiology and Shoes - Judy Stone - A taste of #TEDMED 2012: Appetizers - Lindy Fishburne - Breakout Labs – a new model for funding science and technology - Kelly Oakes - Crushed comets give star a dusty belt - Caleb A...
Image of the Week #38, April 17th, 2012:
From: Singing Snails and Killer Whales: Parallels in Conservation by Alexis Rudd at the Guest Blog ...
I've been bashing determinism and fatalism a lot lately, so I thought I'd write about an "ism" I like: optimism. For most of my career as a science journalist, I've been a pessimist, harping on all the goals that scientists will probably never attain...
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