They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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The British Nobel Prize-winner has complained that he's been treated unfairly, but it is the women he insulted that deserve sympathy and support
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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.
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