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...
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What if a drug could improve learning and cognition and had no untoward medical consequences? Wouldn’t it be justified to make it widely available? A group of scientists concluded three years ago that it would be.No such drug exists, but the question arises anew because of a brain-stimulation technique that appears on paper to fit the bill...
There are many different factors which go into whether animals (or humans) develop obesity and diabetes. Different sensitivity to different chemicals, in different areas of the body and brain, can cause major differences in feeding behavior, body weight, fat, and insulin sensitivity...
Willy Chyr is a fine artist and designer interested in emergent properties and systems: and he sometimes works in balloons.I'll be presenting an interview with Chyr here on Symbiartic soon; we met recently over coffee and from such fun, complicated work, Willy is refreshingly unpretentious and creatively versatile.To inflate your expectations of his remarkable, visionary and kinda crazy-beautiful work, here's a few images from his installation, Neuroplastic Dreams .You can find Willy Chyr at the links below, and Symbiartic will have more soon!...
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But CAN they? Head over to Neurotic Physiology to find out whether bears really care if you're on your period.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - tsunami debris, groundhogs, apes in suits, kakapos, butterfly drones and more
- Harold Johnson - Tsunami Debris & North America: Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? - Jason G. Goldman - 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs - Eric Michael Johnson - Apes in the Suites and the Streets: Participatory Organizing from #Scio12 to #OccupyWallStreet - Maria Konnikova - Remembering the Exception to the Rule: Of Mockingbirds and Morality - George Musser - Could Simple Experiments Reveal the Quantum Nature of Spacetime? - Larry Greenemeier - For Military Researchers, the Butterfly is the Ultimate Drone [Video] - John R...
This year, To Kill a Mockingbird (the movie) turns 50 (the book itself celebrated its fiftieth birthday in 2010). I actually didn’t see the movie until late in college, when I came across the tape while rummaging through a cardboard box of my parents’ old films on a snowy evening in Vermont...
Happy Groundhog Day! Today is the day each year in which we look towards a giant rodent to find out how much more winter we'll have to endure. This year, we probably know the answer: winter hasn't been very wintery, even for Los Angeles...
Conferences are social grooming events for relatively hairless apes. A few will stand before the multitude, beaming with pride or shaking with nervousness (as the case may be), and present the latest research in contemporary ape thought...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - #scio12 art and video, pigmy hippos, spider webs, sunfish, synchronized eating and more.
Wednesday, the new Video of the Week day - have fun!LOTS of good reading today:- Kalliopi Monoyios - An artist at SciO12 - Carin Bondar - Science Online 2012: The Music Video - Kelly Oakes - Snap Asteroid Eros and Help Measure the Size of the Solar System - April Conway - Conflicts and Cooperation in Conservation: Adventures in Researching the Pygmy Hippopotamus on Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone - Scott McNally - Guest Post: Why Obama Rejected Keystone XL - Katherine Harmon - Elegance of Spider Webs Helps Make Them Strong [Video] and New Map Shows that Most Lyme-Infected Ticks Are in Northeast, Northern Midwest - David Biello - A Proposal to Introduce Elephants to Australia: Really? - John R...
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