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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Over the past two days, The New York Times published a two-part essay titled "Rethinking the 'Just War,'" by philosopher Jeff McMahan of Rutgers. I got excited when I spotted the headline on the Times website yesterday...
A new discovery at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva casts a shadow across a hypothetical realm of particle physics that many had hoped would be the collider’s next major exploration after the apparently successful hunt for the Higgs boson.Physicists working with the collider’s LHC beauty, or LHCb, detector have observed a new kind of particle behavior, the researchers announced November 12 at the Hadron Collider Physics Symposium in Kyoto, Japan...
The mammograms most women receive are decidedly two-dimensional. An x-ray machine takes images of the breast from the sides, and radiologists examine the resulting image to see if it offers up any hits of potentially cancerous irregularities...
WUNC is the local NPR station. The State Of Things is one of the popular North Carolina programs, usually featuring local people doing interesting stuff.
In 1964, the occasionally enigmatic but always energetic physicist, Dr. Richard Feynman gave a lecture at Cornell University to a packed hall of eager, young scholars.
#SciAmBlogs Monday - why storms topple trees, why life is carbon-based, why Twitter is like a party, why addicts roam, and more whys.
- Mary Knudson - Why Do Trees Topple in a Storm? - S.E. Gould - Shine on you crazy diamond: why humans are carbon-based lifeforms - Cassie Rodenberg - Addicts Are Professional Vagabonds - Christina Agapakis - Smell-O-Vision - Ferris Jabr - Twitter Is A 24-Hour Party...
I've always loved music. It was my first passion—long before I was traveling the world diving for lionfish or writing up science news for Scientific American , I was writing songs.
In 1993, Americans elected the first physicist to Congress: Vern Ehlers, a Republican from Michigan. Just six years later, former assistant director of Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory, Rush Holt, a Democrat from New Jersey, joined him...
Wow-e-wow. When Matt announced geopoetry as #51's theme, I figured he'd get a few pieces, a little bit of fun stuff and some cute and clever entries.
Several weeks ago I highlighted the cinematic skills of a young researcher at Princeton. Ethan Perlstein is an evolutionary pharmacologist - and if the term perplexes you, you're not alone...
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