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...
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Can something as small as the logo on a pen sway a doctor to write a prescription for one drug over another? You bet. Medical students, at least, fall prey to the influence of drug company trinkets, says a study published today in Archives of Internal Medicine ...
Editor's Note: This story is part of an In-Depth Report on the science of beauty. Read more about the series here.
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It seems pretty obvious that waterboarding can cause emotional trauma, but does it threaten a person’s physical health?
The 21 polo ponies that dropped dead at the U.S. Open Polo Championship in Wellington, Fla., eleven days ago most likely succumbed to an overdose of selenium, used to help muscles recover after strenuous exercise, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has reported...
In the last year, marijuana (or, more precisely, THC, the chemical behind cannabis' kick) has been linked to sharper recall and warding off superbugs.
Psychologists examine how the self becomes a "character" extended in time
Newborns who needed support breathing—either oxygen or chest pumping—had a higher risk of having a lower IQ by age eight, even if they showed no signs of brain disease or impairment, according to a new analysis published online today in The Lancet ...
Are video games as addictive and damaging to children as gambling is to adults? In a word—yes, according to a new study of nearly 1,200 children aged eight to 18 in the U.S.
Two weeks ago, we posted a blog about a case involving a researcher who failed to report ties to the maker of a drug he favorably reviewed in JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association ...
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