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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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 .
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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...
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The fractal patterns of bacterial colonies
Bacteria may be single celled organisms but they very rarely exist as single cells on their own. Instead, bacteria form colonies made up of many cells, all growing and dividing together...
No One Is Immune. I Am Not Immune.
TRIGGER WARNING. Describes unwanted contact, may be triggering to survivors of harassment or assault. * * * No woman is immune. * * * “Don’t I know you from the gym?” A trim, older man is smiling in line in front of me at the allergist’s office...
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How to make people eat dog food
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