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...
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Greetings from Drilling Vessel Chikyu! We are floating precisely at N37 o 57' E143 o 54'. I know we are precisely there because this unusual ship with its five working thrusters can maintain position to within meters...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Stendra, Irrationality, Quantum Encryption, Sharks, Javan Rhinos, Crown-of-Thorns, Space Shuttle Enterprise, Shift Workers and more.
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Mounting Evidence Suggests Sharks Are In Serious Trouble
Can you imagine oceans without sharks? We may soon have to, as new research suggests may already be 90% of the way there. Studying shark populations can be tricky.
USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Crown-of-Thorns Outbreaks and Anthropogenic Pollution
by Max MartinezCoral reefs across the Indo-Pacific Ocean attract thousands of scuba divers from around the globe on an annual basis.
160 Video Cameras to Help Monitor Last 35 Javan Rhinos
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.
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Royal Society Calls for Redistribution of Wealth and More Birth Control to Save Planet
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...
Thank you, Matthew and the rest of the SnowSTAR-2012 team.
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...
USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: My Walden South of Los Angeles
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...
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