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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Sex, Gender, and Controversy, a #scio12 WRAPUP
Sci has returned from Science online 2012, which was a fabulous time full of excellent, thought provoking conversations...and some videos of goose semen collection.Kate Clancy and I moderated a fantastic (if I do say so myself) panel on Sex, Gender and Controversy, how we handle blogging topics that we feel are risky...
Morality Stinks (Especially If You're Gay)
There are very few things that I can complain about regarding my childhood. I had wonderful parents. Lovely people, really. And this makes their heinous breach of parental olfactory responsibilities all the more incomprehensible...
Get Over It: Men and Women Are from the Same Planet
Recent publication in PLoS ONE by psychologist Del Giudici and colleagues [i] has reignited the debate about just how "naturally" different men and women are.
The Animal Connection: Why Do We Keep Pets?
Ed. Note: Another favorite this Friday about those furry members of our family—no, not your Grandpa Ed, but your pet. This post was selected as an Editor's Selection on ResearchBlogging.org...
The Science of the New Musician: How N.Y.U. Professor Gary Marcus Became a Guitar Hero
Gary Marcus is a professor of psychology at NYU, an MIT graduate and a juggler, unicyclist and photographer. A few years ago he set out to conquer one field that had eluded him his whole life: music...
Interrogating Claims about Natural Sexual Behavior: More on Deep Thinking Hebephile
In his SciAm post addendum (scroll to the bottom), Jesse Bering has been very gracious. This post really isn’t about that now-infamous advice column, but about broader ways to interrogate claims people make...
Hebephilia is more than a "measurable penile response"
Over at Neurotic Physiology today, I finally managed to get my sources together to write a post about hebephilia, using it as an example of why you need to define your terms, gather your sources, and consult the majority of scientific opinion...
Hey, Did You Hear? ...Why We Don t Listen
Why do we sometimes not register sounds and voices around us? A wife asks her husband for the third time, "did you take the garbage out yet?" He is so glued to the big game and he still hasn’t issued a response...
Video of the Week #26, January 18th, 2012 From: Friday Fun: Snowboarding Crow [video] and Snowboarding Crows: The Plot Thickens by Jason Goldman at The Thoughtful Animal Original source: TheTeacwr (and many others) on YouTube...
#SciAmBlogs - biofilms, aging, misquotes, coffee, #scio12, norovirus, money, Manta rays and more.
Another day of the incredible blogger output! - S.E. Gould - Biofilms: a house for protection or a tent for nomads - Joanne Manaster - The Science Online 2012 Keynote Speaker - Eric Michael Johnson - The Uses of the Past: Why Science Writers Should Care About the History of Science – And Why Scientists Should Too - Reut Rory Cohen - Aging And Life Quality: What Does the Future Hold? - Bora Zivkovic - #scio12: Multitudes of Sciences, Multitudes of Journalisms, and the Disappearance of the Quote. - John Horgan - How the U.S...
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