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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Getting to No: The Facts Behind Obama's Decision to Reject Keystone XL
Late last week, President Obama formally rejected TransCanada's request to build the Keystone XL pipeline, indicating the pipeline had become more important politically than practically...
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Once thought to be extinct, fewer than 100 Canterbury knobbled weevils remain alive today. Could new science help to improve its odds of survival?
The Failure of Phobos
A new explanation for the strange grooves on the surface of the martian moon Phobos suggests that the entire satellite already shows signs of how it will eventually be destroyed.
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The immune system has evolved alongside worms and bacteria in an evolutionary tug of war , which may have shaped the body's defenses...
Transformation through Leadership: Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Symposium
They came in all ages—college, graduate school, early career, mid-career, mature career, semi-retired---many ethnicities and backgrounds, but mostly one gender. These were women gathering at MIT in Cambridge, MA, for the fourth annual Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Symposium...
In Kenya, Improving Food Security and HIV Outcomes through Farming
There is an inextricable link between HIV and food insecurity, with each heightening and reinforcing the other. A new pilot trial published in AIDS addresses this relationship with an agricultural intervention that increased food security and also improved HIV outcomes...
Another New Tool for Seal Conservation: Snow Shovels
Humans can help to supplement Saimaa ringed seals’ melting snow dens, which are disappearing due to climate change
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Countdown to TetZooCon 2015
We’re now in the final week leading up to TetZooCon 2015 – the second-ever Tetrapod Zoology convention. It’s being held at the London Wetland Centre (Barnes, west London) on Saturday 14th November...
Live-Blogging Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction VI: The Devastation from Within
We're continuing to live-blog Richard Waitt's excellent tome, In the Path of Destruction. Content note for this edition: There's a lot of human and animal death. Volcanic eruptions are exciting, but incredibly dangerous...
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