They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Reported in Scientific American , this Week in World War I: November 6, 1915 Thomas Edison invented the Phonograph in 1877: a handy tabletop device that could play music for a small group of listeners...
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Get scientific about dogs, from the comfort of your pajamas
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