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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New Yorkers can catch a fleeting glimpse of Nature’s royalty if they hurry. On Saturday I observed dozens of migrating monarch butterflies – glorious kings of the insect world – quivering atop goldenrods on the coast lining Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn...
As the Monarch butterflies are passing through New York right now, I thought this would be a good time to republish my old January 2006 post about this butterfly (see also 2008 version): There are pros and cons to the prevalent use of just a dozen or so species as standard laboratory models...
Cooperation confounds us: Humans are the only members of the animal kingdom to display this tendency to the extent that we do, and it's an expensive endeavor with no guarantee of reciprocal rewards...
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Today was the Ada Lovelace day - see what some of our bloggers wrote about it:- Janet D. Stemwedel - Ada Lovelace and the Luddites. - Princess Ojiaku - Honoring Dr.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, on which people share how women have influenced them to become who they are today. I’m participating in this by highlighting my undergraduate research advisor, Dr...
While some might think I'd be TIRED after all that weird science blogging at the IgNobel Prizes, I assure you that I never get tired of weird science.
With the end of the world behind us and another soon to come this October 21st, I thought it would be fun to write about dear old Harold Camping and his erroneous end-of-the-world theories...
Only two blog posts about Steve Jobs today - I guess most of the science bloggers feel they don't have much to add to what the media has already said.
Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computers who died this week, had a reputation as a passionate business leader and a modern folk hero. In 1999 one of Jobs’s friends said, “He is single-minded, almost manic, in his pursuit of excellence.” That’s certainly a character trait we scientists can admire.Let’s take a look at another one of Job’s traits that we scientists can benefit from emulating...
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