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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The village of Kivalina--population roughly 400--is suing 14 electric power producers, 5 oil companies and the company that sold 238 million tons of coal last year--fuel for a full 10 percent of U.S...
The U.S. Navy has successfully shot down NROL 21 (aka USA 193), the crippled and covert National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite. (See SciAm's slide show here.) Whereas skepticism was voiced by some, the mainstream media outside of the science and technology press largely went along with the U.S...
It's not quite the worldwide phenomenon of last March, but a partial eclipse hits the U.S. east coast at 8:43 PM tonight and proceeds to totality at 10:01 PM.
Have the sneaking suspicion that the daffodils (or fritillaria) are cropping up earlier in your yard? Prove it. Project BudBurst--a joint effort of several national science organizations, including the USGS and UCAR as well as institutions like the Chicago Botanic Garden--aims to enlist "citizen-scientists" to monitor blooming, or to give the activity its scientific name, phenology...
Following a surprisingly unscientific line of reasoning, the editors at the most renowned and prestigious of science journals have rationalized away the need to fix an ailing peer-review system...
We already knew that corn ethanol is, at best, only a little better, emissions-wise, than plain old gasoline. Now a study in Science indicates that biofuels are even worse, in terms of the net CO2 they're going to pump into the atmosphere, than the gasoline we're already putting into our cars...
The source of many of the world's woes might be tracked to a specific brain area responsible for identifying people that are not of our ilk.
Yes, it involves Jason, President Lyndon Johnson and even Irish scientist John Tyndall. They all knew global warming was happening and they spread the word!
If an endorsement by Ted Kennedy, Dick Cheney's daughter, The New York Times or even Chuck Norris isn't enough to thrust you onto a particular presidential candidate's bandwagon, the Scientists & Engineers for America, a nonpartisan organization that advocates evidence-based debate and decision-making in Washington, offers another metric: their science platforms.Examining subjects like energy policy, healthcare, views on evolution, stem cells and the like, the Science, Health and Related Policies (SHARP) Network unfurls each candidate's positions (and past) in a wiki format...
For those journalists who have been monitoring “clean coal” technology over the last few years, it was no surprise to hear that the U.S.
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