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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Earlier this week, friend-of-the-blog and Open Lab 2010 finalist Stephen Curry tweeted this picture, with the caption “Reaching the next generation with #openlab” This is why I do what I do...
Mythology, science fiction and comic books are chock full of stories of heroes and their battles against the ills of society—the eternal struggle between good and evil.
…For a feature article in this week’s Nature on how scientists go about developing and managing online personas. You can check out the article – for free – here.
This Friday, April 1, begins a month-long participatory blogging project at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C., called Experimonth: Mood.
In case you haven’t procured your copy of Open Lab yet, you might consider taking advantage of a Lulu site-wide sale. If you place an order by March 31, and enter the discount code SPLISH305, you can get 20% off, up to $100...
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week: From Jon Brock at Cracking the Enigma: How do siblings influence theory of mind development in children with autism?...
A new piece by me today at the Scientific American Guest Blog, on some exciting news from the Jane Goodall Institute and Duke University: Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1960 – the same year that a US satellite snapped the first photo of the Earth from space, the same year that the CERN [...]..
Last week, Nature issued a new paper. The paper used two different strains of mice, one lacking all serotonin neurons (called Lmx1b knockouts), and one lacking the rate limiting enzyme for the production of serotonin (called TPH2 knockouts)...
Is the "war on cancer" winnable? 40 years after the unofficial declaration, the disease is spreading throughout the globe
Pervasive, elusive and tough, cancer has proved to be a formidable foe against generations of bright and well-funded researchers.
Although there was never an official declaration, military rhetoric became the cliché among journalists covering cancer research as President Nixon signed the U.S...
Many people have inquired as to whether there is or will be an e-reader version of Open Lab. The short answer is: yes. But because of various technological constraints, the only e-book format available is PDF, and its already available...
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