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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Khalil's Picks (23 November 2012)
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)...
You're Not As Special As You Think
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...
Statistician Creates Alternate Model for College Football Rankings
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.
Giving Thanks: Scientists Seek World Record for Most Pieces of Used Toilet Paper Collected
“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...
Amoebae shelled and naked
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...
Troubled Ape Facility Reinstates Controversial Researcher
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...
Hello!? This is Your Conscience Speaking...
Good ol' visual.ly. They always know how to ruin a perfectly good Thanksgiving binge! I wonder where mom's pecan pie fits in... by visually.Browse more infographics.
Stone Soup for Thanksgiving: understanding bird disease through citizen science
When somebody opens their front door to pick up the morning newspaper and sees a dead bird below their hedge, they get curious for answers. As soon as they stoop down for a closer look, an Indiana Jones adventure unfolds within the confines of their backyard...
For Word Learning, Size Matters If You're A Dog
In 1988, a three-year-old child is led into a brightly colored testing room in a psychology department in Bloomington, Indiana. A small toy is brought out and put onto a table in front of the child...
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