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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- Ramez Naam - Can Humans Survive Mass Extinction? - Jag Bhalla - Colonoscopies Clarify Inner Workings of Minds - Kate Clancy - Feedback Loops: The Biology and Culture of Premenstrual Experience - Julie Hecht - Do Dogs Understand Our Words?...
Feedback Loops: The Biology and Culture of Premenstrual Experience
I think my umbilical hernia is getting bigger. I’ve had it since my pregnancy over five years ago, the result of diastasis, a situation where the abdominal muscles pull apart from the baby taking up so much darn room...
Forget Skeuomorphic Illustration
Most scientific illustration strives for realism, skeuomorphic textures of pencil and digital paint to resemble delicate insect wings, contours of a mammalian face or the movement in fluid on the cellular level...
The Best Animal Engineers
If an intelligent alien species landed on the small bit of galactic rock that we call home, they might get out of their spaceships, have a look around, and decide that we—that is, our species—are the master builders on our planet...
2 Ships Passing in the Fog: 35 Years before the Titanic, Uneasy Sailing on the White Star Line
When most people think of famous ship accidents, the first that comes to mind is often the RMS Titanic , which sank on April 15, 1912. This was not the first accident involving a White Star liner, however...
Unusual Offshore Octopods: Telescope Octopus Has Totally Tubular Eyes
Big eyes can be a big benefit—allowing an animal to see potential prey and predators coming from a wider field. For the octopus, this is especially important in the open ocean, where knowing what is around—or above or below—you is crucial for survival.One type of octopus has taken a different approach to wide-angle vision...
Reaction in Action: Before and After Pictures at the Atomic Level
Imagine watching a chemical reaction in real time: atoms breaking bonds with their neighbors and forming new arrangements as heat or pressure changes.
Colonoscopies Clarify Inner Workings of Minds
Memories are story shaped. As are understandings. To remember, or make sense of, a thing is to have a story about it. Colonoscopies and correcting cathartic errors can probe the inner workings of these stored stories...
A Galactic Collision, and More - The Countdown, Episode 23
Links for the top five stories: Printing Pizza for Astronauts Magnetar Glitch Opportunity Breaks a Record Kepler's Flywheel Woes A Galactic Collision
How Tardigrades Saved The Enterprise
If you trekked into a theater this week to see the latest installment of Star Trek , you saw a damaged starship Enterprise fall out of the sky like a meteor looming over future San Fransisco...
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