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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Chris James and Robin Millar of the United Kingdom both lost their vision after birth because of a genetic condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, in which light-sensitive cells in the eye stop working...
Video of the Week #41 May 3rd, 2012 From: Saturn Is Alive, No CGI by Caleb A. Scharf at Life, Unbounded . Source: Sander van den Berg The Netherlands-based director and editor Sander van den Berg has put together a stunning series of Cassini still images to produce “Outer Space.” The short film covers a remarkable amount of what s going on in the Saturnian hood (and a litle bit of Jupiter as well) including some incredible shots of moonlets interacting with the rings, storms and circulations on Saturn itself, and the endless to-ing and fro-ing of moons, light, and shadow...
It’s been a decade since al-Qaida flew planes into the soaring World Trade Center and the seemingly impenetrable Pentagon. The passengers of the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 bravely fought back and thwarted hijackers’ plans to hit the U.S...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - food, tweets in space, trepanation, bird flu, solar-powered catamaran and more.
- Diana Gitig - Having Your Meat and Eating it, Too? - Scicurious - High fat diets and depression: a look in mice - Robynne Boyd - Spring’s First Harvest: local organic produce - Bora Zivkovic - ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Lali Derosier and Best of April at A Blog Around The Clock - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing: Natalie Wolchover - Khalil A...
ScienceSeeker Editor's Selections: Neuronal Migration, Saying "I Love You", Worm VR, and Light-up Sharks
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:At BishopBlog, Dorothy Bishop discusses a popular theory in the development of language and reading disorders: that there are genes implicated in such learning impairments that affect a process in the developing brain called "neuronal migration."Who Says ‘I Love You’ First?...
NFL legend Junior Seau died today after reportedly shooting himself in the chest, according to various news reports.What prompted the apparent suicide is still unknown.
Tweets In Space (N. Stern and S. Kildall) When the interplanetary missions Pioneer 10 and 11 launched in the late 1970s they each carried a metal plaque engraved with a set of pictorial messages from humanity...
In the series, "Worth Pitching?" I'll describe research I've come across in the course of science journalism and whether or not I pitched it as a story.
I do not have a problem recognizing that we are at the top of the food chain – I think that it is no more wrong for us to eat meat than it is for lions or wolves to do so.
Only a few weeks ago I looked at a study on fast food consumption and depression, and only a few days ago I talked about a brand new study looking at high fat diets and protection from heart attack damage...
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