They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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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?&...
What does music look like?
Image of the Week #95, June 10th, 2013: From: Ahhh, Music To My... Eyes? by Kalliopi Monoyios at Symbiartic .
Who Will Be Behind the Next Wikileaks or PRISM? Let Us Know
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...
JFK, nuclear weapons and the 1963 Peace Speech: How far have we come?
Exactly 60 years ago on June 10, 1963, President John F. Kennedy made an impassioned plea for peace to the world on the campus of American University in Washington D.C.
Research Management for Dummies
During my PhD I was never good at managing my research data. If you ask my former PI, I’m guessing she would actually tell you I was pretty bad. So much so, that she had an emergency lab book meeting with the rest of my group upon seeing mine when l was leaving...
50 Years Later, JFK "Peace Speech" Still Inspires-and Has Been Scientifically Validated!
I'm not a big fan of the literary sub-genre of political rhetoric, even the best examples of which usually reduce to schmaltzy, self-aggrandizing propaganda.
Diary Of An Exhausted Scientist
I swore I'd never do this, indeed, I'm on record in these very pages as having disparaged the kind of thing I'm about to do.Oh well. All I can say is that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible...
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Selection Process
By Caroline SmithThe term ‘Heritage’ is not always an easy word for people to define. However, a word that is often used to describe one’s heritage is legacy .
Will "Pandora s Promise" Start a New Environmental Movement for Nuclear Power?
The last line in Pandora’s Promise , Robert Stone’s new documentary about the environmental advantages of nuclear power, comes from Michael Shellenberger, co-head of the Breakthrough Institute...
Science in Aggregate: Week 23
I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here. I have marked my favorite links with a ?...
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