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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Words, pitch, and rhythm. How do these three elements meld together in your brain when you listen to the sung lyrics of a song?Julia Groh of the Max Planck Institute Leipzig explored these questions during her poster session on the first day of the Society for Neuroscience conference...
Longtime science blog readers will certainly remember the popular cognitive psychology blog Cognitive Daily, written by Greta and Dave Munger, that had a fantastic five-year run at Scienceblogs...
Weakening eyesight can be sharpened with lenses, and impaired hearing can be improved with aids. What about a failing sense of smell?Detecting and distinguishing the floral bouquet of fresh honey or the miasma of bad lunchmeat might not seem quite as critical for day-to-day existence as sight or hearing...
Today's is the LAST of the SfN Neuroblogging for this year. It was a great time, with so much awesome science! This one was a little more complicated than the others and needed some more time...
People are particular about their things. Property—who owns it or did what with it—is the subject of many a legal battle. It’s odd to me how attached people get to objects and how emotional they become when someone messes with their stuff...
Have a great weekend!- Melissa C. Lott - Solyndra: Soft Markets and Chinese Subsidies - Clay Farris Naff - A Secular Case for Intentional Creation - Stephanie Zvan - A New Creation Story - Mary Karmelek - From Patents to Poetry: A Breakdown of Scientific American’s Very First Issue - Alex Wild - Daguerre’s Daguerreotype - Christine Ottery - Synthetic meat for thought - Christie Wilcox - The Joke Isn’t Funny – It’s Harmful - Katherine Harmon - Use of Avastin for Breast Cancer Nixed by FDA - Jason G...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - sponges, cell shape, extremes of synthetic biology, and doing the right thing.
Another amazing day on the network. I hope you liked our little two-day series on #SciAmFriends - I will try to put together a full compilation for you tomorrow.- Eric Michael Johnson - Social Networks Matter: Friends Increase the Size of Your Brain - Jennifer Rohn - What the alien auto aficionados can teach us about cell shape - Jessica Morrison - Science on a Mission: Engineering a Sustainable Future for Haitians without Homes - John R...
We hear a lot about PTSD these days, and with good reason. As more people confront trauma and come away with severely debilitating disorders, it becomes that much more important to understand the mechanism, in order to find ways to treat or prevent it...
New research confirms that social complexity enriches cognitive growth. Could having more Facebook friends actually make you smarter?Let's face it, as a species we're obsessed with ourselves...
Have you seen the new Video of the Week yet?- Bora Zivkovic - Blogs – a means to finding people to do rhythmic things with? and Visual Communication at ScienceOnline2012 - S.E...
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