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
Recent PostsSelect Topic
- Mind & Brain
- Social Sciences
- Space & Physics
- The Sciences
Having an Existential Crisis? It Could be Worse, and Weirder
Living on a small planet in a big universe exposes us to all manner of existential problems, but what are the worst, and what are the weirdest?
Rediscovering the Forgotten Benefits of Drawing
A century ago, drawing was taught as an essential skill for scientists, valued for communicating findings, but also for enhancing observations. One biology professor laments this loss and aims to incorporate drawing back into her introductory biology courses...
Archimedes, 3 Trillion Trees and Life in the Universe
A new estimate of Earth's total tree population shows previous estimates were seven times too low, and there are implications for efforts to understand the nature of life here and elsewhere in the universe...
This Fuzzy, Golden nautilus hasn't been seen in over 30 years
And it's only ever been seen three times ever.
Invasive Fish Used to Feed Homeless (and Bears)
I recently read a remarkable story of research done by people right at my home university at the University of Nevada, Reno. Thirty minutes from where we live is Lake Tahoe, which is a large lake which is half in Nevada, half in California...
The Unusual Abundance of Ascension Island
For a location that’s so difficult to reach, it’s astonishing how many speices have managed to make the journey
#DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 9 Recap
I have been in Tanzania for over 2 months working with Pouched rats. #DispatchesDNLee are the weekly recap of my research and personal experiences. Even through some technical difficulties with equipment, car issues, and three days with blackouts,the work continues...
Serotonin-Deprived Cleaner Fish Are Socially Withdrawn
You might have heard of serotonin as one of the ‘happy’ hormones in humans. Indeed, mood disorders like anxiety and depression are associated with low levels of serotonin.
Why There Will Never Be Another Einstein
No modern scientist comes close to Einstein's moral as well as scientific stature
Why Are Black Widow Males So Destructive?
We often hear about animals where the males mate with multiple females. However, many animals have the opposite system, where a single female courts and mates many males.
STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific AmericanRead
Anecdotes from the Archive
Anthropology in Practice
Exploring the human condition.Read
Insights into intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-beingRead
Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kidsRead
Critical views of science in the newsRead
Dark Star Diaries
Explore the science behind the dog in your bedRead
News and research about endangered species from around the worldRead
Eye of the Storm
The Science Behind Extreme WeatherRead
Frontiers for Young Minds
Science by and for kids ages 8-15Read
Commentary invited by editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Climate science in a changing worldRead
Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday DeceptionsRead
Discussion and news about planets, exoplanets, and astrobiologyRead
Opinion, arguments & analyses from guest experts and from the editors of Scientific AmericanRead
Roots of Unity
Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.Read
Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.Read
STAFFIllustrating science since 1845Read
STAFFA science blog, sans blagueRead
The Artful Amoeba
A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on EarthRead
Exploring and celebrating diversity in science.Read