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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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...
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...
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.
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.
" 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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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