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 tongue-in-cheek blog post on the best and worst scientific fields to write about reveals a disheartening aversion to physics.
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John Horgan lists 25 of his favorite science(y) books, from Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams to Joyce's Ulysses
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Gerard Kuiper's Daring Rescue of Max Planck at the End of World War II
Seventy years ago the renowned astronomer undertook a daring rescue of the renowned physicist as the Red Army swept across a defeated Germany.
Physics Week in Review: May 16, 2015
The first results from the upgraded Large Hadron Collider, syntactic foam, a Fibonacci clock, and a worm with a fractal nose glove are among this week's highlights.
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Two new studies hint at a richer picture of what’s happening on Saturn’s extraordinary icy moon Enceladus. At about 500 kilometers in diameter, Enceladus is a diminutive natural satellite...
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Queen of Carbon Becomes First Women to Receive IEEE Medal of Honor
In June, Professor Mildred Dresselhaus will formally receive the 2015 IEEE Medal of Honor for her leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering. She is the first woman to receive the organisation’s highest honor since its inception in 1917...
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On April 30, if all goes well, after running out of fuel to fight off orbital decay NASA’s long-running MESSENGER spacecraft will end its mission to Mercury by crashing into the planet’s surface at nearly 4 kilometers per second...
5 Instagram Tips for Science Artists
I’ve been on Instagram for a long time, with a private account to share family photos with friends. Last year, I decided to start up a second account, @FlyingTrilobite, to share my art in process, and the sort of things I normally share on my blog...
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