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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Interesting stuff on the blogs today - even more coming tomorrow!- Christina Agapakis - Mad Science: Synthetic Polycephaly - Katherine Harmon - How 5 Recent Social Uprisings Were Wired - Gary Stix - What I Did For My Summer Vacation...
Thanks to my Science peeps Twitter feed I came across this recent story from Gawker Love of Wal-Mart Moves Man to Masturbate in Public.
Timothy Ray Brown has been cured of HIV while 30 million men and women worldwide are still fighting to survive this disease. Why?More and more often when I tell people that I work in a lab that is developing a vaccine against HIV, I get this response:"Didn’t they find a cure for that?"The answer is yes and no...
It occurred to me last year (while I was till blogging here and before I started here) that I write a lot about diseases but I’m on the verge of being hypocritical.
Originally published on October 4, 2008, this post is about cultural norms about food, and how deeply ingrained they can become, leading to deeply visceral likes and dislikes of particular foods, regardless of nutritional value...
Ed Note: A version of this article appeared on Anthropology in Practice on Jan. 26th, 2010. How much do we really know about the food we eat? How do items like fruits and vegetables get to the supermarket?...
There's something about the idea of towing an iceberg from sea to sea that appeals to one's inner mad scientist (or rather, mad engineer). Most recently, entrepreneur Georges Mougin made news by backing up such a plan—to transport icebergs to drought-stricken regions as a source of freshwater—with digital technology.A team of engineers from software company Dassault Systemes created a computer simulation for Mougin...
I went to Bolivia in late July and early August to pick up my 20-year-old daughter, who had been studying and working on both her Spanish and on making a couple of documentaries.
Another day full of amazing bloggy goodness on the network today:- S.E. Gould - Useful bacteria and the end of the world - Sophie Bushwick - Ownership Ties Among Global Corporations Strangely Resemble a Bow Tie - Melissa C...
The Viagra (sildenafil citrate) ads that seem to accompany every televised sporting event end typically with several caveats—including warnings of a dozen or so side effects, including a possible sudden loss of hearing or vision, chest pain and an erection that is painful or lasts longer than four hours...
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