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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Originally posted at Urban Science Adventures! © I took these photos at Litszinger Road Ecology Center (an Urban Nature Reserve) spring 2006.Two Tom Turkeys (males) facing off.
In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real.
If you read my old and new posts about the media, science journalism, etc., you know I come down strongly on the side of specialists and against generalists.
We humans like to think we have the corner on kink. We bust out our whips and chains, flouting our sexual ingenuity. But, as Dr. Carin Bondar has been telling audiences for years, our sex lives are PG-13 in comparison to those in the animal kingdom...
Last week I was in Rome. I was at the Palazzo del Quirinale, the home of Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Republic of Italy. I was there to attend the 2012 International Balzan Prize Foundation awards ceremony...
I'll tell you the moment I realized I'm a raging ignoramus when it comes to rivers, and that I really needed to educate myself. It was when Lockwood and I were mooching about Avery Park.We'd just had a nice dabble down by the Marys River.Other rivers had compelled me with beauty, power, and drama, but those had been operas: you're so sated by the performance that you don't realize you didn't understand a bloody word...
We owe so much of our rich array of pop-cultural references to the Monty Python troupe's satirical genius. There's the "Dead Parrot" sketch, the Ministry of Silly Walks, the entire Holy Grail film -- Jen-Luc Piquant is particularly fond of the faux-French insults: "I blow my nose at you, English pig dog!" -- and of course, the musical sketch that forms the centerpiece of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life : "Every Sperm is Sacred."The incomparable Michael Palin plays a poor Catholic man who must sell his 63 children for medical experimentation because he and his wife (played by a cross-dressing Terry Jones) can no longer afford their care and feeding...
If you've read anything about the Higgs boson, you probably know that this particle is special because it can explain how fundamental particles acquire mass.
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - zombie bacteria, sleep and memory, quantum cryptography, dinosaur trunks, hungry ciliates, ancient eyes, and more.
- Simon J Makin - Sleep On It - Alan Woodward - Quantum Cryptography At The End Of Your Road - Jennifer Ouellette - Quantum Dots of Many Colors - Darren Naish - Junk in the trunk: why sauropod dinosaurs did not possess trunks (redux, 2012) - Psi Wavefunction - Frontonia: dissecting a ciliate appetite - Jennifer Frazer - Mycoplasma “Ghosts” Can Rise From the Dead - Lucas Brouwers - Animal vision evolved 700 million years ago - Ashutosh Jogalekar - Chocolate consumption and Nobel Prizes: A bizarre juxtaposition if there ever was one - Maria Konnikova - Killer blueberries: Inside the reality of paranoia - John R...
Wormholes aren't just for time travel or teleportation anymore. Some very real and ancient wormholes are now helping to trace the distribution of insect species and artwork.A biologist found himself in the unlikely world of centuries-old European woodblock print art...
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