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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"Pyrite Is Not Born to Fool"
When last we spoke on the subject of fool's gold, I introduced you to several famous people who'd mistaken it for real gold. Imagine how they'd feel if we yanked them out of their respective eras and showed them you actually can get gold out of pyrite...
100-Year-Old Turtle, the Last of Her Kind, Could Soon Be a Mom
An international team of scientists has succeeded in artificially inseminating the last female Yangtze giant softshell turtle. Will babies be far behind?
Swapping Symbionts Enabled Mediterranean Lichen to Conquer the Arctic
The miraculous recovery of a coral and the gargantuan range of a lichen may both result from the surprising evolutionary advantages their "alternative" lifestyles give them
Attack of the Bot Followers
When managing your social media persona, just how responsible should you be for weeding out fake followers? Can having bot followers damage your rep? And how do you get rid of 'em?...
Less Coal and Better Air Quality: China's New Normal?
Chart shows renewable energy outpacing coal by a wide margin
Turtles I Have Recently Seen
TURTLES! A section of the montage that's being prepared for the Tet Zoo Big Book (larger version viewable at my patreon). Image in-prep, by Darren Naish.
Visiting Mount Saint Helens This Summer? Getcher Guides Right Here!
Oh, hai, it's getting to be that time of year when you've got a greater than 10% chance to actually see Mount St. Helens when you visit! Were you planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest?...
Book by Biologist Jerry Coyne Goes Too Far in Denouncing Religion, Defending Science
John Horgan critiques biologist Jerry Coyne's new book Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible.
Brachiosaurs at Dusk
Paleoartists like Stevie Moore are not only enabling us to see dinosaurs anatomically correctly; they are also giving us magnificent visions of these animals living within the full beauty of nature...
When the Mona Lisa Is NP-Hard
Bob Bosch and Tom Wexler have developed a new way to make your favorite masterpieces into connect-the-dots puzzles. All you need is a little bit of quantification and a lot of computing time...
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