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...
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As the worlds of science and illustration continue to show, sometimes non-traditional forms of illustration - the whimsical, the mysterious, the abstract - are the best ways to draw in a new audience to scientific ideas.The book You Are Stardust by author Elin Kelsey and illustrator Soyeon Kim (hey!...
The sword is silent as it leaves its scabbard in an expert draw. The only sound it makes is when it whistles as it cuts through the air. It might be the last sound you ever hear.When I'm not writing about science, one of my pastimes is swordsmanship...
What a difference a year makes. Last November, two male African penguins ( Spheniscus demersus ) living at the Toronto Zoo made worldwide headlines after they took more interest in each other than in members of the opposite sex...
The cryptodome growing within Mount St. Helens sowed the seeds of its own destruction. Had it been a small thing, it might have become a younger sibling to Goat Rocks.
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - a millimillipede, Nate Silver, false memories, solar eclipse, Higgs disappointment, and more.
We have a new Image of the Week for your enjoyment!- Kyle Hill - How Long Will A Lie Last? New Study Finds That False Memories Linger for Years - Becky Crew - Illacme plenipes, the leggiest animal on Earth, gets another look - Bora Zivkovic - Nate Silver and the Ascendance of Expertise - John R...
Strange stories of strange birds and even stranger fossils were coming from the end of the world during the 19th century.The first Europeans spotted New Zealand in 1769 and Captain Cook explored the Northern Island four years later...
Nate Silver is now a meme (also source of the image on the left). I usually pepper my posts with links, but today I feel lazy, so I listed a bunch of links at the bottom - hours of fascinating reading you can have after you read my post!...
As an attendee at the inaugural VISUALIZED conference last week in New York City, I was ready to experience, as the website described, “an inspiring two-day gathering with the brightest minds and social innovators from around the world who are changing how we understand and interact with data; and gain insight into designing data-driven narratives [...]..
[caption id="attachment_817" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Courtesy of Andy Kirk, visualisingdata.com"] [/caption] As an attendee at the inaugural VISUALIZED conference last week in New York City, I was ready to experience, as the website described, "an inspiring two-day gathering with the brightest minds and social innovators from around the world who are changing how we understand and interact with data; and gain insight into designing data-driven narratives that connect with audiences and visualize the human experience." The event certainly delivered on that promise...
This past July, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider announced that they had discovered a new particle that looked much like the long-sought-after Higgs boson.
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