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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Symptoms of sickle-cell anemia often include severe pain and other major medical complications, but a new study shows that the disease might also decrease cognitive abilities in young and middle-aged adults...
To construct the deceptive contraption he would enter in an international illusion contest, Kokichi Sugihara contravened a deeply held intuition: gravity works.
Though they are routinely found in the waters off of California, large marine mammals like killer whales don’t usually come so close to shore – it seems they prefer to stick to the farther side of the channel islands...
Here are my ResearchBlogging Editor’s Selections for this week. This week, Psychology and Neuroscience blogging brings us some fantastic science, as always.
Deborah Blum has plugged herself into the Borg, and brought her blog Speakeasy Science along with her for the ride. She says: Although my most recent book, The Poisoner’s Handbook, is about murder and the invention of forensic toxicology in the early 20th century, my earlier works have focused on primate research, the science of [...]..
Schizophrenia involves some of the same genetic variations as autism and attention deficit disorders, a new whole-genome study has confirmed.
Schizophrenia, which affects about 1.5 percent of the U.S...
…and what can word-learning in dogs teach us about the evolution of language in humans? What is involved in the learning of a single new word?
Figure 1: Reggie the Alligator, in 2007. (source) Reggie is getting a girlfriend.
[Data collection fortnight ends today. And then we shall return to our regularly scheduled programming. Until then, here's Rule #1, from the archives.] If you are giving a talk, or teaching a class, or are otherwise responsible for transmitting content from your brain to other peoples’ brains, you should be able to give that talk [...]..
Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth could never wash away the guilt of murder from her hands, but research has shown that the simple act of hand washing—or even using a wipe—can in fact help people clean their conscience of dirty deeds...
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