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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Students of the UC-Santa Cruz Science Communication program had some some awesome and successful stories published recently - I hope you enjoy them as much as I did:Marissa Fessenden (@marisfessenden) wrote about an annoying speaking pattern among young women, called "vocal fry," for a class news assignment...
As many of you have already heard, I was a guest on Skeptically Speaking a few weeks ago, on the topic of why women menstruate. PZ Myers tackled the evolutionary perspective first, and then I got to answer audience questions and talk a little about my own research.Because I think it’s important for listeners and readers to see where the evidence came from to support my claims, I am sharing references (and in several cases, past posts of mine that themselves contain references)...
Chimpanzees have a bad reputation. Maybe it's because humans have a thing about wanting to feel unique among primates. Some have argued that humans are the only species that truly behaves altruistically, the only species that actively helps out other individuals even when there is no direct benefit...
Sci is...a really competitive person. I'm so competitive that I will easily get into a contest with someone to prove I am more competitive than they are.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - health insurance, home microbiome, LEED buildings on campus, Social Media Week, local climate change, and more
Have a great weekend!- Kevin Zelnio - Trying to Catch His Breath With a Hole-Ridden Safety Net (and then, once you read this, also go here: #IAmUninsured: An #IAmScience Story) - Jennifer Frazer - The Wild Life of My Doorsill - Ellen Berry - Guest Post: 20 US Higher-Education Buildings Earn LEED Platinum in 2011 - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Sssnakes can ssmell your menssstrual ssecretionsss - Krystal D'Costa - Social Media Week Returns to a City Near You: February 13th – 17th, 2012 - Joanne Manaster - Science for Grown-ups in Chicago - David Biello - Farmers May Have Kicked Off Local Climate Change 3,500 Years Ago - Larry Greenemeier - Iran Government Suspected in Cutting Off Internet to Quell Protests =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - new nuclear reactors, The Dune, Bohr model, hornbill bills, singing mice, and more.
We have a new Video of the Week for you.- Robynne Boyd - New Nuclear Reactors Approved - Maria Konnikova - How a Book about the Future Inspired Me to Look into the Neural Underpinnings of the Past - Jennifer Ouellette - Don’t Be Dissin’ the Bohr Model! - John R...
Video of the Week #29 February 9th, 2012 //
Booze is behind an estimated 2.1 million car accidents each year in the U.S.—which cause almost 11,000 traffic fatalities annually. But many drug users have claimed that a few puffs of pot before getting behind the wheel are perfectly harmless...
I’m about to make an embarrassing (to science fiction fans) confession: until last week, I had never read Dune . I wasn’t even aware that I was supposed to have read Dune .
The recent talk of ultrasonic tarsiers reminded me of a post I wrote a couple years ago. You see, tarsiers aren't the only animal to communicate at a sound frequency beyond the level of human hearing: mice do as well...
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