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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The Harpy Eagle ( Harpia harpyja ) is a nasty scary-looking muppethugging monster of a carnivorous bird. Female harpies weigh 14-20 pounds, and males weigh 8.5-12 pounds.
Lately, my lovely nerdy scibling Christie has been collecting examples of genius and almost-genius inventions, contraptions, and ideas. I humbly offer the following, to be included under “absolutely freaking genius”...
Oh, so close. Just one more try.
It's hard to understand what keeps problem gamblers betting after a long losing streak. But a new study published May 5 in The Journal of Neuroscience suggests their brains' reward centers, part of the dopamine system (so-called because the neurons release the neurotransmitter dopamine), react the same way to a "near miss" as they would to a win...
I just read this article from the LA Times. Emphasis added: For months, the rafts that ferry Disneyland guests across the waterway to Tom Sawyer Island have been idle.
Each month, Bora Zivkovic, in his day-time role as PLoS ONE Community Manager, picks one post that covered a PLoS ONE paper that was published that month for recognition.
Carnival of the Blue 36 is up at Observations of a Nerd! Carnival of the Blue includes all things wet and salty, and there are some interesting offerings this month, so go check it out!
Here’s are my ResearchBlogging Editor’s Selections for this week. Topics covered this week are: chocolate, sex, the female touch, and cigarettes.
The immune system's cells work hard to fight off infections. But new research is uncovering their important role in cognition, and a study published online May 3 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine reveals how the immune system's T cells, which aren't present in the brain, can impact learning and memory...
Why were cats domesticated in the first place? And how? Given their relatively poor ability to socially engage with humans, it isn't exactly clear why or how they were domesticated, or how they came to play such a significant role in human culture...
I’ve got some pretty talented sciblings. Sure, they’re all talented scientists or writers, or both. But, did you know there are some additional talents around here?
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