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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Rare sharks, toads, rhinos and bears are among the endangered species in the news this week.Hammer Time: David Shiffman offers 10 reasons why great and scalloped hammerhead sharks ( Sphyrna mokarran and S...
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On May 3, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report showing that suicide among middle-aged Americans has risen substantially.
Physics Week in Review: May 4, 2013
This week saw the launch of a new science-and-culture magazine, Nautilus, with both print and online versions. I'll be contributing regular blog posts to the site.
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I am really missing the States right now. Today marks the most exciting sport event in my book, the 139th Run for the Roses, the most exciting 2 minutes in Sports: The Kentucky Derby!
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Why the search for a unified theory may turn out to be a pipe dream
Unification is an ancient goal in physics. From the time that 19th century physicists like Maxwell and Clausius attempted to unite disparate physical phenomena, the search for a grand unified theory that would conjoin every known force and physical law has always been an implicit or explicit dream of physicists...
Kahneman and Bentham's Bucket of Happiness
We need a new happiness. The one most people use now is confusing even our smartest scientists. The problems start with "Bentham's bucket error" but Plato's pastry and a rare case of reality in Freud can revive healthier pursuits of happiness...
After 13-Year Quest, Clouded Leopards Confirmed Extinct in Taiwan
Thirteen years, 1,500 infrared cameras, hundreds of catnip-baited hair traps and an almost incalculable number of hours in the field have confirmed what scientists have long feared: the Formosan clouded leopard ( Neofelis nebulosa brachyura ) is in all likelihood extinct...
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