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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Wordless Wednesday: The New Face of STEM
They ask me what I do and who I do it for. Them. These were some of the students I had the pleasure of sharing science with when I was an NSF GK12 Fellow at Normandy Senior High School.
Climate Change Action and More Drilling Likely in Obama's Second Term
President Barack Obama secured a second four-year term in yesterday's vote. What is the likely outcome of that historic event on energy and environmental issues?
Are you blogging en fran ais?
This is a guest post by Pascal Lapointe who is a science journalist and editor of Agence Science-Presse, in Montréal (Québec). He published a few books on journalism and medias and is blogging about Médias et science —en français, of course!...
3-D Printing: The Great American Tchotchke Machine
I saw an article in Time magazine a few weeks ago about a low-cost 3D printer. The machine receives instructions from a digital computer file that instructs it to build things by depositing and fusing layers of a heated plastic.In 1983, I remember a Time magazine "Machine of the Year" cover that proclaimed: "The Computer Moves In"...to your home.The editors back then chose that cover story well...
Prop 37 Loses, Scientists Cheer
It comes as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog regularly, follows my Twitter or Facebook feeds, or has talked with me in person lately that I'm pleased to see that Proposition 37 has failed to pass in California...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - mirror neurons, stress, Sandy in Haiti, science education, and more
Check out the new Image of the Week.- Ben Thomas - What’s So Special About Mirror Neurons? - Seth Baum - Hurricane Sandy Hints At The Perils Of Global Catastrophe - Scicurious - It’s not the stress that counts, it’s whether you can control it - Janet D...
ScienceSeeker Editor's Selections: Election Day Edition
Here are my Science Seeker Editor's Selections for the past week, featuring election-day science:Stressed out waiting for the results? According to Scicurious, It’s not the stress that counts, it’s whether you can control it.Is it possible to predict how "undecided voters" will decide?...
DonorsChoose Science Bloggers for Students 2012 update.
We're less than four days from the end of this year's Science Bloggers for Students drive, the last moments of Friday, November 9. And, I wanted to bring you up to date on the little post-Sandy challenge I issued last week...
Introducing: Kate Shaw
This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...
Science education: Am I part of the solution, or part of the problem?
In my blogging career (and even before), I've spent a fair bit of time bemoaning the low level of scientific education/literacy/competence among the American public.
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