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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FDA Enlists Big Data to Track Down Pharma Fraud
Predictive analytics—lumped under the faddish banner of Big Data—is the high-profile set of techniques that tame numeric deluges to deduce that a new epidemic is starting to break or that a last-minute steal of an airfare has just popped up...
Pandora's Promise: The Triumph of Hope over Fear in Nuclear Power?
A believer in solar power rarely has a good word to say about nuclear, though the sun generates light in a nuclear way via fusion. Of course, the zealotry works in the other direction as well...
Britain Tries (Again) to Re-Introduce Extinct Bees
Long live the queens. A species of bumblebee that went extinct in its native Britain decades ago now has a second chance, as several short-haired bumblebees ( Bombus subterraneus ) were released June 3 in a restored habitat on the southeastern corner of England...
Rub a Dub Dub, Is It Time to Eat Grubs?
Excuse me, waiter, but there’s not a fly in my soup. Increasing the prominence of insects on menus is just one of the suggestions made in a report recently issued by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The recommendation to consider the untapped potential of insects as food comes at a time when there is looming concern regarding food security...
#SciAmBlogs Monday - Bt eggplant, eating flowers, fighting wasps, electrotherapy, lizard color-change, spinosaurids, and more.
- David Ropeik - Filipino ruling on Bt eggplant - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica – Matheconceptual Poetry - Maria Konnikova - A bite of fresh lilac: The age-old allure of edible flowers - Felicity Muth - Wasps aren’t objective when it comes to fighting - Melanie Tannenbaum - Fox News Fact Check: Is it bad for lower-income kids if Mom has a job outside the home? - Scicurious - 5-HT1A Receptors and the Effectiveness of ECT - Becky Crew - Lizards and the language of colour change - Christina Agapakis - Glowing Futures - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Popular physics: Is there an experimentalist in the house? - Aiden Arnold - Decoding Space and Time in the Brain - Ingrid Wickelgren - Meeting Your Spouse Online May Lead to A Better Marriage - Justin Pearce - The Status of Fisheries in China: How deep will we have to dive to find the truth? - Pete Monfre - Exploration Nation: Life and Death in Nicaragua - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing: Allyson Green - Jennifer Frazer - Desmids at High Res, and a Slight Technical Glitch - Darren Naish - Brilliant Brazilian spinosaurids - David Wogan - What economists say about carbon pricing - Kalliopi Monoyios - Ahhh, Music To My… Eyes? - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...
Introducing: Allyson Green
This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
More Powerful Search for ScientificAmerican.com
We have launched a new and improved search page for ScientificAmerican.com. We started by researching how other sites handle search. The majority of the web sites we reviewed use Google for their site search but we found some good examples on U.K...
Decoding Space and Time in the Brain
"...henceforth, space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union between the two will preserve an independent reality." This now iconic quote spoken by Hermann Minkowski in 1906 captured the spirit of Albert Einstein's recently published special theory of relativity...
The Status of Fisheries in China: How deep will we have to dive to find the truth?
By Justin PearceChina’s economy and population are growing rapidly. As their population increases, so does the demand for food. Feeding 1.3 billion people is no small feat, so being resourceful is essential; China has started looking everywhere possible for food, including the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers...
Ahhh, Music To My... Eyes?
If you couldn't hear, would music still resonate with you? Whether you listen to opera, death metal or jazz, most hearing individuals would agree that music is one of the sublime pleasures in life...
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