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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One thing I've learned through stories from addicts in the Bronx is just how deeply drugs infiltrate the prison system. Brought in through family members or by correctional officers themselves, addicts routinely tell me the same story: obtaining drugs and maintaining an addiction in prison is simple...
#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.
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week:Stigma, neuroscience, cross-cultural psychology, and goats! Learn about why the Chinese language has a new symbol for "epilepsy," at Mind Hacks.Jordan Gaines is a neuroscience PhD student and a young science writer...
On day 3 of the Experimental Biology conference, I listened to a fascinating talk on cognitive dysfunction following chemotherapy, how we can study it, and how we might go about treating it...
Although cocaine makes people feel more alert and on top of things in the moment, it can leave users vulnerable to a much slower brain in the long run.
Guest Blog by Leonard Mlodinow*One advantage of belonging to a cohesive society in which people help each other is that the group is often better equipped than a set of individuals to deal with threats from the outside...
Welcome back. As it is Monday, we have a new Image of the Week - enjoy!Also, you may have noticed that we are trying to have different writing forms and styles on the Guest Blog on Saturdays, e.g., narrative, dialogue, fiction, science fiction, poetry, comic strips, etc...
Image of the Week #39, April 23rd, 2012:
From: Pond water microforay : amoeba and ciliate sex gone horribly wrong by Psi Wavefunction at The Ocelloid ...
A series of graduate student conversations with leading women biologists, at the Women in Science Symposium at Cornell April 2-3. As a woman scientist in the beginning of my career I’m always interested in the journey of more established female scientists: how their interest in science developed, how they’ve overcome challenges to be successful, and how they’ve balanced their goals of establishing a successful career with the desire to have a family...
Ted Williams entered the final two games of the 1941 season batting .39955. If he’d sat them out, the average would’ve been rounded up to .400, making him the only MLB player in the modern era to bat the milestone...
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