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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Spores of Exserohilum rostratum, stained blue. Notice the brown pigment of the cell walls; this is melanin, the same pigment that darkens human skin.
In 2005, I became, briefly, a tool of the military-industrial complex. My service began when I received an email from Centra Technology, a defense contractor.
For some, an unwanted reminder of Hurricane Sandy that crashed into the East Coast as megastorm of the century is a big tree uprooted, lying across the yard -- If lucky, missing the house...
A group of college and high school students has designed a Star Trek-inspired sensing device that can beam environmental data to a smart phone. The team developed their project during a summer internship program run by the Wright Brothers Institute and the Air Force Research Laboratory...
Previous posts in the Chemistry series: Hydrogen-bonds, van der Waals forces, metallic bonding, ionic bonds Everything on earth is made up of combinations of different elements - all of which can be found on the periodic table...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Sandy at Staten Island, the Achilles heel, wetlands, allergies, sea rise in NC, and more.
- Kathleen Raven - Staten Island’s ‘Bluebelt’ doesn’t fight super-storms, but plays crucial role in managing excess rainfall - Jalees Rehman - Achilles Had Only 2 Heels - Scott Huler - Reality Laughs Again at North Carolina - DNLee - Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program application deadline November 16 - Khalil A...
It’s not just Nate Silver.Certainly Silver’s election math beat-down is the most noteworthy example of science delivering a dope slap to superstition, to “gut feeling,” to magical thinking: "Come on, you knuckleheads."But reality is striking back everywhere – in some places with a kind of fierce appropriateness that borders on comedy, or tragedy, or both...
Hurricane Sandy is in the news but for this weeks’ picks, I opted to not concentrate on bad news exclusively. So in addition to Sandy and gloomy climate science, space science is also featured!...
Spring and summer allergy sufferers might already have noticed a slight increase in days spent sneezing each year. And new research suggests that allergies triggered by pollen are set to increase—in both duration and severity—with climate change.The seasonal scourge ragweed has already been expanding its range in North America, thanks in large part to warming temperatures...
Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) wants YOU to attend its annual conference. Hats off SWS. It's one of themost active and vocal professional societies that work to promote diversity and inclusion of students, especially undergraduates in the scientific experience...
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