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 'Novacek tree' - an influential view of placental phylogeny from 1992. Our understanding of phylogeny – the shape of the tree of life – is constantly evolving, and it’ll continue to evolve as long as new data keeps coming in and so long as we continue to generate hypotheses based on this data...
We spend so much time on standardized testing and measuring learning ability that we don’t track how much we’re developing the key competencies that enable us to imagine what could be...
A video timeline shows 2,000 years of population growth to projections to 2050
Red algae have shockingly few genes for a multicellular organism - far fewer than a single-celled green alga - and this may explain why they never colonized land.
Studies inidicate that methane leakage in the natural gas supply chain could be higher than previously estimated, indicating that tighter regulations and controls might be needed to realize the climate benefits of fuel switching from coal to natural gas...
Is it possible to change public opinions, attitudes, and beliefs, through schooling, advertisement, or any other means? A study published two weeks ago in PNAS shows that Nazi indoctrination of antisemitic attitudes in Germany was extremely effective...
Recaps from the field #DispatchesDNLee 2015. I share my week in tweets and pictures from Tanzania, researching giant pouched rats and living far from home.
Painter Marcel Guldemond has tapped into something that's increasingly on my mind lately - art that normalizes science and our potential future.
Why puddles stop spreading, five ways physics affects your gas mileage, and calculating how long it would take to drive to Pluto are among this week's physics highlights.
It happens to everyone, supposedly. You're being productive. You're working hard. You feel like you're moving forward, but it feels laborious, like you're going upstream. And then, suddenly (or not so suddenly), you run out of steam, hit a wall, fall on your ass...
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