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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Over at AudioVision, a project of Southern California Public Radio, Mae Ryan and others bring us the best in visual journalism. Mae contacted me about last month's feature on David Scharf, electron microscoper extraordinaire...
As far back as the year 2000, a bookstore on Charing Cross Road in central London bore a sign that said “Any Amount of Books.” These days one often hears people conflate not only “amount” and “number” but also “less” and “fewer,” as in “There were less students in class today.” Alas, the confusion is even more common in North America than in England.Is it just a simple conversational error that only the grammatically fastidious find grating, or is there something more to it?...
This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
By Michael Young and David Ginsburg Editors Note: The team has been in Palau for the past week conducting surveys. This post deals with the central opportunity afforded by this year’s trip...
What if a bacterial infection could prevent you from getting Dengue Fever? Malaria too?Before you run off to eat a handful of spoiled sushi or roll about in a cow pasture allow me to clarify...
An image created in the course of Laura DeMarco's dynamical systems research. Image: Laura DeMarco. This year I've been co-writing "Mathematics, Live," an interview series for the Association for Women in Mathematics newsletter...
When was the last time you used some variation of the phrase "Thank you"? At the coffee shop this morning? While you were having dinner last night? Because someone held the elevator for you?...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - fractal bacteria, Kennedy's peace speech, eating dog food, one-eyed lizards, coffee against stress, PRISM, and more.
Check out the new Image of the Week!- Mark Hahnel - Research Management for Dummies - David Ropeik - Will “Pandora’s Promise” Start a New Environmental Movement for Nuclear Power?&...
Image of the Week #95, June 10th, 2013: From: Ahhh, Music To My... Eyes? by Kalliopi Monoyios at Symbiartic .
The legacy of Wikileaks—the outing of secret government information—is all the vogue.It won't stop with PRISM and the government contractor who fed The Guardian and The Washington Post the skinny on the U.S...
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