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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Image of the Week #28, January 30th, 2012:
From: An Enemy in the Ranks by Alex Wild at Compound Eye Source: Alex Wild Photography The rear end of the ant-mimic crab spider Amyciaea albomaculata has two black spots that are spaced so they could easily be mistaken for the eyes of the weaver ant Oecophylla smaragdina...
What's the point of the humanities? I mean, in addition to supplying jobs for humanities teachers? I am a faculty member within the College of Arts & Letters, a.k.a.
Imagine, for a moment, the horror if we humans were stalked by a common predator that hid itself in the open by looking...just like us. A humanoid patrolling the streets like a bloodthirsty mannequin, picking off pedestrians that venture too close...
We humans do love our stimulants. The most widely used one is caffeine, used the world over to make us just that much more awake and productive (in theory).
I'm safely back from my honeymoon, and I was catching up on the Scientific American articles when I found one that quite disturbed me. I don't usually use this blog as a forum for thoughts about things that aren't bacteria, but this is something I found important, particularly as I've spent most of the holiday reading Mary Midgely books.The article is by Michael Shermer, and you can read it here...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Apollo 1 fire, shale gas, ambidextrous wallabies, slow loris trade, skin microbiome, and more...
Another day with 'quality over quantity' marker... have a great weekend! - Amy Shira Teitel - Apollo 1: The Fire That Shocked NASA - Scott McNally - Guest Post: Shale Gas – The Low Carbon Option? - Krystal D'Costa - Mourning Digitally - Jason G...
Which limb do you prefer? If you're like most members of our species, you prefer your right hand for most tasks. If you're like a smaller minority of our species, you might prefer your left hand...
Ed Note: Another flashback from the archives of AiP this Friday, though a sombre one at that. It's rainy and dreary here in New York City, and my thoughts are a bit dark today.
- Christie Wilcox - Blogging Science While Female – the Storify - Jessica Morrison - The Disappearing Actinides, and Other Frustrations from the Bottom Row of the Periodic Table of the Elements - Alex Wild - Real-life SpiderMan: Thomas Shahan and Thrifty Thursday: Fixed in Amber - Mark Fischetti - New Orleans Protection Plan Will Rely on Wetlands to Hold Back Hurricanes - John Matson - Newt to NASA: Stop Talking about Space Exploration–Just Do It - David Bressan - Roy Chapman Andrews and the Kingdom of the Cretaceous Skulls - George Musser - Could a Balloon Fly in Outer Space? - Katherine Harmon - Jumping Spiders Use Blurry Vision to Catch Quick Prey with Precision [Video] - DNLee - #scio12: The Big Takeaway from the Broadening Participation Panel - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Roman lead poisoning, Dyslexia, Intelligence in context, and A...
Wednesday, thus time for the new Video of the Week.- Scicurious - The Next Generation Science Conference, a #scio12 Wrapup - Jennifer Ouellette - By the Sword: The Science of Sword-Swallowing - Scott McNally - Guest Post: Water Contamination – Fracking is not the problem - Mariette DiChristina - Citizen Scientists Study Whale Songs: Years of Work Done in Months - Caleb A...
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