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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Editor's Selections: Logos, Hospitals, Stephen Colbert, and Surprising Findings
Here are my Research Blogging Editor's Selections for this week. You might think that labels and logos indicate power or prestige, but you'd be wrong.
Can Money Buy Self-Esteem?
Sellers have long charged a premium for objects that confer some kind of social status, even if they offer few, if any, functional benefits over cheaper products.
The Creativity of Dual Process "System 1″ Thinking
" I back away from conscious thought and turn the problem over to my unconscious mind. It will scan a broader array of patterns and find some new close fits from other information stored in my brain...
Science writing program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The professional track master’s program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with its strong focus on science journalism, dates back to the 1960s, making it one of the oldest such programs in the country...
How the U.S. Can Help Humanity Achieve World Peace (Yes, World Peace)
Driving through my hometown recently, I passed half a dozen neighbors holding antiwar signs. One declared, "BRING ALL OUR TROOPS HOME," with "ALL" underlined.
#SciAmBlogs - sniffing dogs, space debris, epigenetics, multicellular origins, monkeys, #scio12 and more.
Welcome back after the long weekend. Monday - so time for the new Image of the Week: check it out.- Rob Dunn - Sick People Smell Bad: Why dogs sniff dogs, humans sniff humans, and dogs sometimes sniff humans - David Wright - Where Did All That Space Debris Come From? - Kara Rogers - Epigenetics: A Turning Point in our Understanding of Heredity - Kelly Oakes - Explaining Titan’s Alien Weather System - Christina Agapakis - Nitrogen Fixation - Kevin Zelnio - Mistruths, Insults from the Copyright Lobby Over HR 3699 and NCSE Picks Fight Against Climate Science Deniers - Janet D...
Blogging and Societies: The next generation science conference
I'm very excited about my Saturday discussion session for ScienceOnline, 2012! Lou Woodley of Nature.com and I are leading a session on the next generation of conferences.
Snowboarding Crows: The Plot Thickens
On Friday, I quickly posted this video, which shows a crow - likely a hooded crow (thanks to a commenter at Andrew Revkin's Dot Earth blog for the ID) - appearing to "snowboard" down the roof of a Russian building, using a small object as a makeshift snowboard...
Introducing #SciAmBlogs bloggers: Krystal D'Costa
Every week (or so) I post a quick Q&A with one of our bloggers on the network, so you can get to know them better. This week, I chat with Krystal D'Costa from Anthropology in Practice...
What Are the Costs of Lending a Helping Hand?
Providing assistance is a nuanced decision. How and why do we decide to help someone in need?
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