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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Scientists' Support for Kiera Wilmot #Solidarity4Wilmot
Here’s what we now know.Kiera Wilmot was re-creating the Drano Aluminum foil experiment at school. She was outside, before the morning bell. She recreated one of those Wow!
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Working to save the mystery antelope that's little bigger than a pet cat by Lacey Avery: Little is known about the silver dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii) population that roams the dense coastal bushlands of eastern Africa, but experts are working to learn more about the mysterious species......
Link Love: Pedagogy, Higher Ed, Ladies and Neat Stuff
I’ve been reading some good stuff the last few weeks, thought I’d share it here. Pedagogy Cheating to Learn. A great way to engage students is put them in charge of the conditions for their exam...
Award-Winning Teachers Put Math on Hands and Heads
Many math teachers have a hands-on approach to their subject, but those hands aren't usually covered in finger paint. Scott Goldthorp, however, sometimes teaches messy math classes.
Making (Political) Moves
Most of the scientific community thinks its work is important. Why can’t we seem to make anyone else believe it? And how do we know if we’re right?Yell louder than the other guy, the story goes...
Your Smartphone Just Diagnosed You with Postpartum Depression
Depending on your perspective, Twitter can either be a valuable source of breaking news, or a fire hose of miscellaneous, often dubious information. Microsoft researchers are investigating whether the microblogging service could serve another, more scientific function—to spot signs of postpartum depression in new mothers based on changes in how and what they tweet.The research is in its early stages and in some ways relies heavily on data that’s easy to misinterpret...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - D j Vu, Saturn's Hurricane, Elite journals, Scientific Fraud, and more.
- Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters - Research in the Digital Age: It’s More Than Finding Information… - Joel Taylor - Saturn’s Hurricane - Darren Naish - Herring gull eats sea star, and other tales of larid gastronomy - Dana Hunter - The Woman Who Crossed the Cascades and Inspired Batman - Hadas Shema - Elite journals: to hell in a handbasket? - Scott Huler - Even Counting Votes too Scientific for North Carolina - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...
Even Counting Votes too Scientific for North Carolina
I don't have time for this. I am busy. I am on deadline for a project that actually pays the money that puts the macaroni and cheese in my children's mouths.
Elite journals: to hell in a handbasket?
Once upon a time, journals were made of paper and ink. However, we left the dark ages of dead woods behind us and moved forward to an age in which authors don’t need to publish in journals (but still want to)...
There are several types of weather phenomena. A phenomenon is an observable fact or occurrence that is unusual and can be explained scientifically. The types of weather phenomena include fog, heat waves, cold waves, tornadoes, thunderstorms, winter storms, and different types of cyclones.A cyclone is a system of winds rotating inward to an area of low atmospheric pressure...
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