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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Shine on you crazy diamond: why humans are carbon-based lifeforms
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...
Reality Laughs Again at North Carolina
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...
Khalil s Picks (9 November 2012)
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!...
Allergies from Pollen Projected to Intensify with Climate Change
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 for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program application deadline November 16
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...
Staten Island's "Bluebelt" Doesn't Fight Superstorms, but Plays Crucial Role in Managing Excess Rainfall
During an eerily foreshadowing talk I attended the week before Sandy came crashing ashore, New York City’s climate resilience advisor, Leah Cohen, assured the small attending audience that PlaNYC 2030, a tentative map for the city’s sustainable growth, outlined no such plans to “buy back” developed areas in the city—even those dangerously close to the water’s edge...
Achilles Had Only 2 Heels
Recently, I came across the headline “Scientists Find Achilles’ Heel of Cancer Cells”, describing the discovery of a histone deactylase (HDAC11) as a novel target for cancer therapies.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Thalidomide, coral guards, tool-using cockatoo, carnivorous harp sponge, last Ethiopian wolves, and more.
- Judy Stone - From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy - Christie Wilcox - Coral Recruits Goby Bodyguards Against Seaweed Assassins - Jason G.
Last 500 Ethiopian Wolves Endangered by Lack of Genetic Diversity
The last wolves in Africa face a difficult road if they are going to survive. Just 500 Ethiopian wolves ( Canis simensis ) remain in the mountains of the country for which they are named...
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