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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Like so many interesting people, I met Lia Ditton over Twitter (where I also met my fiancé). Lia is a sailor, engineer and an artist who uses technology in rather brilliant ways.
The scandal that helped shutter Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid and left at least nine News International journalists facing possible criminal charges has brought phone hacking into the spotlight as a means of subversively gathering information for news articles...
Last week, an official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told a congressional panel that hardware sold in the U.S. has been compromised by foreign agents.
Imagine, if you will, a secret community dwelling beneath the streets of New York City, its inhabitants never allowed to travel to the surface or to interact in any way with the dreaded "Topsiders." That's the premise of an award-winning 1999 YA novel by Neal Shusterman called Downsiders , exploring what happens when a 14-year-old Downsider named Talon defies the prohibition and ends up falling in love with a Topsider named Lindsay...
Given the ubiquity of automated teller machines (ATMs) in most Western countries, it may be difficult to envision places in the world where people have never set foot in a bank nor touched an ATM...
Atlantis Launch Notes: July 8, 9:00 P.M.KENNEDY SPACE CENTER—What a day it was. One to which I’ll dedicate lots of long-term memory neurons.
The network is up and running at full steam now, so it's time for the first Friday Summary, what is to become a regular feature on this blog.The Launch and beyondFirst, I have to mention, again and with great admiration, our team of developers for putting together a site that works great and looks great, while under a furious pressure of a hard deadline...
Greetings, and welcome to Day 4 of Plugged In! On behalf of myself, Melissa, Scott, and Robynne, welcome to this shiny new blog of ours. There are so many things to discuss, but to get started, I want explain to you what this blog means to me and what I hope to get out of it.Growing up, one of my favorite shows was a program called "Connections" on PBS...
CAPE CANAVERAL -- I took this picture last night, and I don’t like it very much.
Let’s set aside discussions of artistic merit and admit that it’s a pretty dreary view of the last functioning space shuttle perched on its launch pad...
The days of making a scientific inference about the human psyche from the results of a questionnaire given to 50 undergraduates are over. The online labor market facilitated by Amazon Mechanical Turk, founded in 2005 (three centuries after the infamous Turkish automaton that could play chess was invented), is now being used to wide effect for scientific inquiry...
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