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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Early Origins for Life Raises Major Planetary Puzzles
A recent claim for evidence of life on Earth as early as 4.1 billion years ago runs headlong into prevailing theories about a period of heavy asteroid impacts and the reshuffling of the young solar system's orbital architecture...
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Live-Blogging Richard Waitt's In the Path of Destruction V: Mountaineering During an Eruption Is Complicated Edition
Welcome back to our live-blogging of Richard Waitt's excellent tome, In the Path of Destruction ! Last time, Mount St. Helens finally unleashed all the force she'd been building. In this edition, we'll see how extra-exciting that made climbing her Cascade siblings...
African Climbing Mice and the Congo Link Rat
There’s an unusual group of African rodents that we rarely get to hear much about. Termed dendromurines, they’re named for Dendromus , the climbing mice, and mostly inhabit sub-Saharan Africa. ...
King Penguins Like One Another's Beaks
Love, lust and commitment in penguins
The Perfect Commute = >0
How travel conditions for commuters are transforming your work-life balance
Over 3 out of 4 Americans Now Acknowledge Climate Change Is Occurring--Including the Majority of Republicans
Seventy-six percent of Americans now say that climate change is occurring, up eight points from one year ago. And Republicans are largely responsible...
Life on Earth Poster
A poster featuring the domains of life on Earth as well as the kingdoms of eukaryotic organisms. Did I mention it's a poster?
This week a new article on illusions from the Golden Age, written by Susana Martinez-Conde and me, came out: Scientific American Mind . The Victorian era was a watershed in brain science and the study of illusions and perception served as the cornerstone for the field of Psychology that grew from it. ...
A Fungus Is the Founder of the Hair Club for Trees
At last, scientists have identified the stylist that gives hornbeam and elderberry salon-worthy hair.
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