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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#SciAmBlogs Thursday - more Thanksgiving science, land-walking octopus explained, Hollywood science and more...
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!- Darren Naish - Dwarf mountain toads and the ones with the doughnut-headed tadpoles - Christie Wilcox - The Benefits of Thanks - Carolyn Wyman - God Bless Butterball - John Horgan - R.I.P...
Check out the Video of the Week over on the right. And have a great Thanksgiving!- Cheryl Murphy - Tom Turkey’s Terrific Vision - Judy Stone - Molecules to Medicine: Should pepper spray be put on (clinical) trial? - Rob Dunn - Public bathrooms house thousands of kinds of bacteria - Scicurious - Impulsivity, addiction, and your synapses - Larry Greenemeier - Computerized Contact Lenses Could Enable In-Eye Augmented Reality - Katherine Harmon - Monarch Butterfly Genome Gives Clues about Slew of Migration Mysteries - James Byrne - Eye movements give your dreams away - Bora Zivkovic - Myths about myths about Thanksgiving turkey making you sleepy and Outreach, activism and persuasion at ScienceOnline2012 - S.E...
Video of the Week #18, November 23rd, 2011 From: Bromancing Baboons: What Else are Lonely Bachelors Going to Do? by Carin Bondar at PsiVid Original source: Biomusings 7: Gelada Bromance by DrBondar on YouTube...
Does tryptophan from turkey meat make you sleepy? Short answer is NO. Long answer is much, much more interesting than what you usually hear. You have probably heard or read two types of contradictory stories: In one type of story, eating a lot of turkey meat makes you sleepy...
MIT Grad Program in Science Writing (Twitter, Facebook) is one of the strongest programs in the country, whose alumni include some of the most exciting new science writers on the scene.
Jay Griffiths is the author of a wonderful book called 'Wild'. Although 'Wild' was published five years ago, it is growing in word-of-mouth popularity and has recently struck a cord with musicians, which perhaps has something to do with the lyrical and poetic quality of her writing.Earlier this year, Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien recommended 'Wild' on the Radiohead blog; Nicolai Fraiture, the bassist for The Strokes, who interviewed Jay last month; and KT Tunstall has written that 'Wild' is her favourite book and has quoted from 'Wild' in her album 'Tiger Suit'...
Much of science communication is not trying to be "objective" and present "both sides", but rather is an attempt to educate, inform and persuade, sometimes working against the forces of pseudoscience and quackery...
Not since Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd has there ever been such a set of rivals as Tom Turkey and Hunter Bob. Hunter Bob just can’t seem to get a turkey today.
I recently got asked to cover a news story for COSMOS Magazine online. Go check it out. Even when asleep, portions of our brains associated with the planning and execution of a particular movement 'light up', according to new research into lucid dreamers.The study, published in a recent issue of Current Biology , used lucid dreamers - who can interact with and manipulate with their dream environment - to shed light on the mystery of our brain activity when we are asleep...
Over past 125 years, contact lenses have come a long way. What started off as relatively thick brown glass eye coverings first created by German ophthalmologist Adolf Fick has evolved into biosensor-laden polymer lenses that can measure eye movement, glucose concentrations in tears and intraocular pressure...
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