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 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...
Windmills Show the Power of Access to Knowledge
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.
A Giant New World
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 .
Critically Endangered Colombian Parrot Doubles Its Protected Habitat
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...
Chagos: When Conservation Makes Refugees
In February 1964, the British and Americans made a secret pact in London. For a discount of $ 11 million on American-made Polaris submarines, the British agreed to expel the 2,000 native inhabitants of Diego Gargia, the largest island of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and hand over the island for use as an American military base...
Views from Space Show a Fragile Earth
Two provocative ways to see long-term changes on earth are currently being promoted in honor of Earth Week. A Web site by NASA, and an app from HarperCollins, both show striking side-by-side satellite images of locations that have changed dramatically over time spans of up to 30 years or more...
USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Why Experiential Learning is Vital to Academic Life
By Kali StaniecYou can’t always tell from photos, but Garibaldi can give a mean staring contest. I have seen pictures of this famously highlighter-orange California State fish in countless books and brochures on Southern California marine life, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized how much more there is to this fish than meets the eye...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Open Science, history of the zipper, being social, brain on cocaine, and more.
- Jalees Rehman - Open Science and Access to Medical Research - Nancy Chen - How a Love of “Story Problems” Changed the World of Breast Cancer - Khalil A.
Is water on the public's mind? Not really. Not yet.
This is the question that bounced around my head after I read through the results of the latest Energy Poll out of The University of Texas at Austin.
USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Why USC Dornsife was the Right Decision For Me
By Dawnielle TellezAlong the rocks of Big Fisherman’s Cove off Catalina Island, I wove in and out of the towering kelp beds as curious Sheephead and Garibaldi edged ever closer to me...
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