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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Filipino Ruling on Bt Eggplant
A recent decision by an appeals court in the Phillipines about genetically modified food was a striking victory for environmentalists who oppose many modern technologies that are ‘destroying nature’, and an ominous defeat for science and reason and the thoughtful search for solutions to some of humanity’s biggest problems...
Theorists, experimentalists and the bias in popular physics
Most people with more than a passing interest in physics will tell you who came up with the idea of quarks - Murray Gell-Mann.Now gather around the same crowd which knows about Gell-Mann and ask them who Henry Kendall, Jerome Friedman and Richard Taylor are...
Exploration Nation: Life and Death in Nicaragua
The human body is an astonishing machine. It can adapt to many different climates, conditions and situations, no doubt the reason humans have endured for tens of thousands of years.
Science in Aggregate: Week 22
I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here. I have marked my favorite links with a ?...
The Scientists With the Coolest Jobs [Livestream]
As I recently told a crowd of science educators, I didn't discover my own interest in science until I was an adult, at which point is was far too late to switch careers.
M@h*(pOet)?ica Matheconceptual Poetry
Editor's note (11/7/13): Find the entry point and new posts of Bob Grumman's M@h*(pOet)?ica at http://poeticks.com/ This entry will be my laziest ever.
The Last 50 Corroboree Frogs and Other Links from the Brink
A colorful frog, some Hawaiian mollusks and California's threatened fish are among the endangered species in the news this week.The Frog Extinction Crisis Continues: How much longer until we have to say good-bye to the southern corroboree frog ( Pseudophryne corroboree )?...
Physics Week in Review: June 1, 2013
It was yet another week filled with the exciting, the quirky and the just plain interesting in physics.Metals Become Molecular-Like at the Atomic Scale, Reveal Materials Scientists.
Best of May at A Blog Around The Clock
I posted 4 times in May. That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions)...
Do Dogs Understand Our Words? The Dogs Weigh In
“This is not your food! Don’t even think about eating it. This … is … not … your … food.” What do our words mean to dogs? Not that I’m about to stop speaking to dogs anytime soon, but I do wonder what my daily utterances signify to Millie, Piper, Upton and Finnegan, the dogs I converse with on a regular basis...
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