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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Earlier this week, the Women in Science group at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign convened a panel on using social media to promote science.
Quite an embarrassment of riches this week! Shifting sexes and sequential hermaphrodites: How sex is determined by Kate Shaw: It is easy to regard sex as clear-cut, black and white...
When I was twelve, my sister and I accompanied my grandparents to their annual yoga retreat in the hilly ranges of southern India. We had never been before, but the summer heat was particularly blistering that year, so we persuaded our grandparents to take us along...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Hyena Moms, Presidential fish, Proboscis monkey, Plan B, Cooking for Geeks, and more.
Introducing the new Video of the Week!- Kate Shaw - How aggressive hyena moms give their kids a boost - Becky Crew - All the Presidents’ fish: Five new species named after Obama, Clinton, Roosevelt, Carter and Gore - Darren Naish - The amazing swimming Proboscis monkey (part I) - Judy Stone - Plan B: My politically incorrect take on the news - Bonnie Swoger - Making implicit knowledge and skills more explicit in science education - David Wogan - Want to make your city more resilient to flooding?...
The Countdown, Episode 10 - Makemake's Shadow, Mars or Bust, a Super Jupiter, Monster Quasar, Moon Mash-Up
Story 5In 2005, the dwarf planet Makemake passed between the Earth and a very bright star, casting a shadow known as an occultation.
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Foodby Jeff PotterO'Reilly Media, 2010We have entered the time of year during which finding The Perfect Gift for family members and friends can become something of an obsession...
The previous Mystery Micrograph was of the surface of Blepharisma , a characteristically pink ciliate. You can see rows of the pigment granules responsible for the unusual colour.
Genetic sequences of drug-resistant bacteria have helped scientists better understand how these dastardly infections evolve—and elude treatment. But these superbugs are still claiming lives of many who acquire them in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes...
Time magazine recently posted 30 nominations for its ever-popular “Person of the Year” award. Tucked in between President Barack Obama and the Korean rapper Psy is an unlikely candidate for the “Person of the Year”—a subatomic particle...
This is simply too good to pass up, although it's been doing the rounds online. As the seasons change on Saturn the north polar region is now getting its share of faint solar illumination...
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