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 You Should Know Series introduces readers to science, engineering, tech innovators, researcher, communicators, and educators. DNLee has returned to Tanzania for a five-month research visit to study the natural history and behavior of African giant pouched rats and while in the Great Continent she'll be highlighting the great science, tech, and enginneering innovation happening in Africa...
The Pluto Punch-Through
On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft finally reaches Pluto. But the encounter will be brief
How Mindfulness and Home Cooking Helped Me Lose 12 Pounds
Like many Americans, I have struggled with weight much of my adult life. In my case, a desk job and a tendency to eat under stress have made it easier to add a few pounds than to maintain my weight in any given year...
New Books on Dinosaurs 3: Bakker and Rey's The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs
Front cover of Bakker (2013). Continuing with my series of articles on recently-ish published dinosaur-themed books (see links below for the other articles), let’s look at Robert Bakker’s The Big Golden Book of Dinosaurs , published in 2013 (Bakker 2013)...
Countdown to the World's 11th Annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest!
This Thursday and Friday is the launch of this year's Best Illusion of the Year Contest, hosted by the Neural Correlate Society, is now an annual online event, in which anybody with an internet connection (that means YOU!) can vote to pick the Top 3 Winners from the current Top 10 List...
Physics Week in Review: June 6, 2015
Pluto's moons tumble in order, celebrating 20 years of Bose-Einstein condensates, and insight into the Coriolis effect are among this week's physics highlights.
No Fish, No Fowl: European Fish and Birds in Decline, Despite Some Conservation Successes
Two new reports paint a bleak portrait of the species that live in Europe’s waters and sky
War and Automobile Advertising, 1915
Printed in Scientific American , This Week in World War I: June 5, 1915 Early in World War I violence came to the serene island of Tahiti in the Pacific when two German armored warships attacked Papeete, the capital of what is now called French Polynesia...
A Story of Wood
Wood has played an important role in the history of civilization. Humans have used it for fuel, building materials, furniture, paper, tools, weapons, and more. And demand for wood continues to increase annually, spurring conflicts between neighboring states over control of shared resources...
EPA: Fracking Has "Not Led to Widespread, Systemic Impacts on Drinking Water Resources"
Today’s release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s report on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) concludes that this process for extracting oil and gas has “not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.” However, the EPA notes that there exist “potential vulnerabilities in the water lifecycle that could impact drinking water” and that contamination has occurred in a relatively small number of cases ...
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