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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Protecting South America’s Crown of Biodiversity by Anne-Marie Hodge: Visiting a rainforest can be an exercise in challenged expectations.
Is Homosexuality Natural? Yes. So is male lactation.
As Gwenn Seemel points out in her richly illustrated book, Crime Against Nature , the non-human animal kingdom is chock-full of examples that challenge many of our deeply held beliefs about what is "natural" behavior in everything from sexual preference to lifestyle choices to gender roles and even gender identity...
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- Joselle Kehoe - Quantum Mechanical Words and Mathematical Organisms - Dennis Waters - Why Do Sequences Think They Are So Special? - Kyle Hill - Death By Lens Flare: Drink Into Darkness - Scott Barry Kaufman - Gorillas Agree: Human Frontal Cortex is Nothing Special - Maria Konnikova - Want to be happier and live longer?...
Death By Lens Flare: Drink Into Darkness
The latest installment of Star Trek warps into theaters this weekend, compressing decades of canon into an action-oriented thrill ride. Regardless of whether or not you like what J.J.
What Do Tigers and Kiwi Have in Common? The Answer Lies in Their Genes
At first (and probably second) glance you wouldn't think that tigers and kiwis have all that much in common. Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris tigris ) live in India and the surrounding countries, where the predators can weigh more than 220 kilograms...
Summer of the Mosquito
I remember last summer as the summer of the mosquito. I wasn't prepared. Those buzzing, itching, carbon dioxide-seeking missiles chased my family out of the backyard.
Who's the greatest American physicist in history?
A photo of an impish Richard Feynman playing the bongos appears in Ray Monk's biography of Oppenheimer. It is accompanied by the caption "Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger's main rival for the title of greatest American physicist in history"...
Quantum Mechanical Words and Mathematical Organisms
Are thoughts more fundamental to our reality than particles? “Well, how can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?” Dorothy asked the scarecrow. And after a moment’s glance toward the sky, he replied honestly, “I don’t know.”Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, an influential mathematician and philosopher, whose work spanned the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, argued methodically that the building blocks of reality are actually dimensionless units that have more the character of a mathematical point than an elementary particle...
Why Do Sequences Think They Are So Special?
Today’s programming on Culturing Science is brought to you by Dennis Waters. He currently serves as the historian of Lawrence Township, New Jersey when he’s not squatting near a tree trunk or gravestone collecting lichens...
Charges dropped against #KieraWilmot, now let's shower her with science love
#Solidarity4Wilmot prevails. Thank you! Charges dropped against Kiera Wilmot. Yes! And YES!! Anyone else doing backflips? This news, combined with her full expulsion from school (for next year) being over turned makes me very, very happy for her...
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