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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Introducing: Ashley Braun
This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
Musical Monday: As Hard As It Is
Welcome to Musical Monday, where I feature an original song just for the heck of it. Want to hear more? Check out my previous musical posts: Time - and brain chemistry - heal all wounds, Biochemically, All Is Fair, Taking Einstein's Advice and the first Musical Monday: Stay Near Me...
Chimps in Uganda: Travels In and Out of the Forest
Humans are very poorly adapted to a chimpanzee lifestyle. I am reminded of this on a nearly daily basis as we trace the locations where chimpanzees have been hanging out.
Authenticating Cells Out of Curiosity, Not Fear
Cell lines are standard tools in biomedical research, and yet when it comes to their genetic identity, they are remarkably unstable. That volatility comes with their defining trait—immortality...
Today: Using Social Media to Promote Science
Join me, Joanne Manaster, Melanie Tannenbaum and Prof. Bill Hammack today from 4-6pm at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Institute for Genomic Biology, room 612 (that's the room right next to Array Cafe, in the Gatehouse)...
How the animals lost their sensors
For free-living organisms, the ability to sense and respond to the outside environment is crucial for survival. Eukaryotes, such as animals and plants, often have highly complex network systems in place to monitor their surroundings and respond effectively, but bacteria have developed a remarkably simple system...
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#SciAmBlogs Friday - used toilet paper collection, college football rankings, plant paleoart, Mendeley, Thanksgiving for addicts, and more.
- Rob Dunn - Giving Thanks: Scientists Seek World Record for Most Pieces of Used Toilet Paper Collected - David Bressan - Plant Paleoart Through the Ages - Cassie Rodenberg - I Invited Homeless Addicts to My House for Thanksgiving Dinner - Kevin Zelnio - Wild Sex Matters - Hadas Shema - Interview with Dr...
Plant Paleoart Through the Ages
" History of Geology " will be dedicated until the end of the world year to two topics - the evolution of paleoart and - appropriately - the supposed age and end of the earth.
Interview with Dr. Victor Henning, Mendeley
This time (no, I haven't gone interview-only. One more after this one and we're back to regular posting) I'm interviewing Dr. Victor Henning. Dr Henning has a PhD in Psychology from the Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany, and is co-founder and CEO of Mendeley, a program which allows managing and sharing of research articles...
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