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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#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...
" 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.
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...
After that long turkey-induced sleep, here’s to some good science. This week’s picks includes an emotional piece about a dad, synthetic biology as the sci-fi extension of genetic engineering, astronomy in China and much much more (including one Thanksgiving-themed post)...
After being knocked out for a week by a flu (don't procrastinate on those vaccines, like I did) and coming back to a veritable avalanche of new data and (American) Thanksgiving, things are a little busy around here.So, to keep you busy between carving up turkeys and decorating with gourds, and because I haven't been prompt about announcing them here, below are links to the five pieces I've written thus far for my column over at BBC Future, Uniquely Human, in reverse-chronological order...
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) college football rankings are in turmoil. For two weeks in a row, the top-ranked team has been upset by an underdog from central Texas.
“Once the diversity of the microbial world is catalogued… it will make astronomy look like a pitiful science.” Julian Davies For Neil Armstrong, the giant step for mankind was taken on the moon...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - bird disease citizen science, dog words, Wild Sex, expertise, amoebae, Thanksgiving myths, and more.
As usual on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week. Happy Thanksgiving!- Caren Cooper - Stone Soup for Thanksgiving: understanding bird disease through citizen science - David L...
Some amoebae build elaborate houses for themselves to live in. (top and side view of an Arcellinid) Some build their houses out of siliceous (glass) scales and peek out of them with thread-like pseudopods called filopodia...
A troubled ape research facility in Des Moines, Iowa, has elected to reinstate a controversial scientist who has come under fire for allegedly putting the resident bonobos in harm’s way...
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