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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“Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all” –Harriet van Horne Science, too, I think.
Fantasy TV in the service of science: An open letter to HBO about "Dothraki"
Editor's note: Joshua Hartshorne is a graduate student at Harvard University's Psychology Department interested in human behavior and language. He wrote the open letter below because HBO is currently creating a new fantasy language, called "Dothraki," for an upcoming television adaptation of George R...
Monday Pets – Back to Basics: Visual Cognition (Here’s one for the cat people)
Vision is arguably our most (consciously) utilized sensory system, so its pretty important to figure out how it works. And it's what David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel set out to investigate starting in the late 1950s...
Sunday Night Jams
For when you have those late night pre-data-collection-week science crazies. Yafyufa (English: The Prettiest), by Eyal Golan.
Earlier this week we talked about how to use whale snot for science. I especially enjoyed blog bff Scicurious‘s take on the study: Budgetary requirement: $5000 for series of expensive remote control helicopters...
A Lesson in Anatomy
That frog totally rocks my world.
Why soldiers get a kick out of killing
Do some soldiers enjoy killing? If so, why? This question is thrust upon us by the recently released video of U.S. Apache helicopter pilots shooting a Reuters cameraman and his driver in Baghdad in 2007...
Drive-Through or Eat Out? How An Octopus Decides
It’s amazing how much you can learn about an animal’s mind by a simply watching it. Video 1: Gratuitous video of octopuses never hurt anyone.
Figure 1: Research Sausage indeed. (Source) Bloggy News:
To sleep, perchance to dream--and learn
Dreams might be helping your brain do more than express Freudian fixations or practice escapes from prehistoric predators. They are there, in part, to help you learn, according to a new study from Harvard University...
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