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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A new report highlights conflicts of interest between food companies and the American Society for Nutrition.
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Five student teams will compete in Washington, D.C., next week in the fourth annual national competition in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition (NCEBPC) series...
The Climbing, Flying Babies of Deinonychus
Regular readers (as well as those who keep up to speed on Mesozoic dinosaur literature) will be familiar with the assorted to-ings and fro-ings that have concerned the debate over tree-climbing in non-bird theropods...
The Science Ball Where Everybody Wore the Same Dress
Our new column article (with co-author Bevil Conway, of Wellesley College & MIT)—on the topic of The Dress—came out on newsstands in Scientific American: Mind this week...
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Could dog bite prevention be as simple as adopting a new mindset?
You Should Know: Segenet Kelemu, Plant Pathologist
The second edition of the You Should Know #AfricanSTEM series that highlights innovators from the continent of Africa.
2015 Illusion Champions Announced--The People Have Spoken!!
Congratulations to the winners of the 11th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest, hosted by the Neural Correlate Society! See them here, NOW!
Physics Week in Review: June 13, 2015
The physics of butterfly flight, the universe as a fruitcake, and all the things we still don't understand about water are among this week's physics highlights.
Defense against Poison Gas, 1915
Reported in Scientific American , This Week in World War I: June 12, 1915 Germany (taking a cue from France) first used poison gas on a large scale against Allied troops manning trenches near Ypres, Belgium, on April 22, 1915...
Isn't It Time We Recognize African Elephants as 2 Separate Species?
Fourteen years after genetic tests showed African bush and savanna elephants to be separate species, most organizations still treat them as one. That, some fear, hurts efforts to conserve them...
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