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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Another awesome music video from OK Go. The song is called “End Love”. Their last video for “This Too Shall Pass” featured a Rube-Goldberg machine; this one messes with your time perception...
Dogs are particularly good at tasks that involve communicating or cooperating with humans, which has led some researchers to speculate that they are really good at solving social tasks, more generally...
I don't believe in God—at least, not any version I've encountered so far—but I do believe in free will. Free will, which I define as our capacity to recognize and act on choices, is what makes life meaningful...
Here are my Research Blogging Editor’s Selections for this week. To start things off, two of ResearchBlogging’s Editors did a joint blogcast this week.
To function well in the world, people need a good sense of where their body is in space and how it's postured. This "position sense" helps us coordinate high-fives, boot a soccer ball or pick up the remote...
If you’re a regular reader of Peter and Travis’s blog, Obesity Panacea, you may have heard one of their semi-regular blogcasts.
I’ve decided I want to cover some recent research on social cognition in domesticated dogs. But first, we need some background. So here’s a repost from the old blog.
As graduate students, we all invariably, at one point or another, mentor or oversee an undergraduate research assistant who is doing research in our labs either on a volunteer basis or for credit...
Evolutionary Psychology suffers from a PR problem, which can be mostly blamed on ignorant (even if well-intentioned) members of the population who don’t know what they’re talking about...
The editors at 3 Quarks Daily have made their decisions and somehow chose ME as one of their nine finalists. I’ve got some very stiff competition – no surprise of course, as these are some of the best science writers on the web, and some of the very people I try to emulate!...
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