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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#SciAmBlogs Monday - food recycling, lab dissections, suicide rise, mothers, butterflies, mosses, Hadfield, #400ppm, and more.
- Layla Eplett - Second Helpings: Recycling Cairo’s Food Waste - Rob Dunn - What is Wrong With Dissections? Hint, it is Not What You Think. - Samyukta Mullangi - ‘All I really want to do is sleep’ - Melanie Tannenbaum - The Incredible Importance of Mom - S.E...
Video Game to Help Kids Fight Cancer
Doctors can’t inject cancer patients with intelligent nanobots programmed to launch surgical counterstrikes against the disease. That didn’t stop a team of medical researchers and software programmers from developing a video game several years ago that helped young patients imagine such an empowering scenario...
Why the free market is like quantum mechanics (and both are unrealistic constructs)
If we were omniscient and had infinitely fast and perfect computers, perhaps we could use quantum mechanics to explain chemistry, biology, economics and psychology.
Desperately Seeking Cichlid: Fish Species Down to Last 3 Males, No Known Females
The last three males of an all-but-extinct fish species would really, really, really like to meet a female.Once upon a time the Mangarahara cichlid ( Ptychochromis insolitus ) lived in a single habitat: a river in Madagascar from which the species gets its name...
Updates on #KieraWilmot, Legal Fund created
Thank you, thank you, thank you for reaching out and speaking up for #KieraWilmot and showing #Solidarity4Wilmot. I teared up as I read all of the offers of support to assist Kiera and other students all over the country...
"All I Really Want to Do Is Sleep"
A recent article in NYTimes  declared that the rising rate of suicides among our baby boomer generation now made suicides, by raw numbers alone, a bigger killer than motor vehicle accidents!...
Quick updates: Science Studio, travel and quotes.
Science Studio has a brand new website (what is it? Remember these: Introducing: Science Studio — The year’s best science multimedia and Science Studio update – and a new challenge).
Monday Music Video: Lab Rap Battle
A while ago, I wrote about a science version of the popular Epic Rap Battles of History about a showdown between Einstein and Hawking. It was amusing and a great way to use popular culture to highlight science.Capitalizing on the successful genre of Epic Rap Battles of History, Life Technologies has created a video highlighting two of their products...
Second Helpings: Recycling Cairo's Food Waste
Forget about candy bars and potato chips--if current trends continue, the term “junk food” might have an entirely new meaning. In January, a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers found that of the four billion tons of food produced globally, approximately half becomes waste...
Unusual Offshore Octopods: More (Octopus) Suckers Born Every Minute in Cold Water
That octopuses can survive in the extreme, sunless environments around deep hydrothermal vents is surprising enough. But comparing octopuses that make their homes there has led to some even more interesting discoveries about animal development.The rarely seen Muusoctopus hydrothermalis live some 2,495 to 2,620 meters below the surface, along the East Pacific Rise...
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