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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On selfish genes and human behaviour
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...
Are Wallabies Left or Right Handed? Both! (Sometimes)
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.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Actinides, Roy Chapman Andrews, Balloons in Space, Jumping Spiders and more
- 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...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Sword-Swallowing, Fracking, Aurorae, Secrets, and more
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...
Guest post - Microbes and Madness
Last post of the honeymoon! I think it's fitting that this post should be an old guest post written by my husband. He's a psychiatrist, and this post was the only way we could think of to combine his medical knowledge with my love for little bacteria...
"Natural Theologians" Are God's Psychoanalysts
The following is an edited excerpt from The Belief Instinct , which will be released as a paperback on Feb. 20. When I moved to my previous house in a small village in Northern Ireland in late 2007, there was still quite a bit of work to be done, including laying flooring in an intolerably small, outdated bathroom in the garage...
Can You Keep a Secret? Maybe You Shouldn't, Even If You Can
People are horrible at keeping secrets. As in, really, really bad at it (no matter what anyone may tell you to the contrary). And you know what? We’re right to be.
Mission Possible: Graphene
Video of the Week #27 January 25th, 2012 From: Winners of the Cyberscreen Science Film Festival at Science Online 2012 by Carin Bondar and Joanne Manaster at PsiVid Source: Derek Muller & Chris Stewart on techNyouvids and Veritasium on YouTube...
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