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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Apple Mac users have received a rude awakening over the past month: Their computers suddenly seem more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Not only have the machines been targeted by a group of malicious software (malware) programs—collectively known as Flashback or Flashfake—but those programs have also succeeded in turning hundreds of thousands of Macs into virtual zombies manipulated en masse to attack other computers...
by Gerry SmithDivers are at risk for a particular set of maladies that are generally caused by rapid changes in pressure. These include decompression sickness (DCS,) commonly known as “the bends”, and air (or gas) embolisms, which result in either gas bubbles in tissues where they don’t belong...
Sometimes when I come home from work there is a big orange cat sunning himself on my front porch. He ambles away as soon as he sees me – not a panicked dash, because he’s used to humans, but there is certainly no way I’d ever get close enough to pet him...
(I figured I'd do a repost by way of introducing you to Geokittehs. Evelyn Mervine and I - okay, mostly Evelyn - have discovered cats make excellent geological models.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Monstersauria, Security Risk Analysis, CSI Volcano, smart alien dinosaurs, and more.
There is a new Video of the Week for you to watch and enjoy.- Darren Naish - Monstersauria vs Goannasauria - Reut Rory Cohen - Security and Commerce: Finding a Balance in a Post-9/11 World with Risk Analysis Science - Nature - Why Nature Published the Controversial Mutant Bird-Flu Paper - David Bressan - Geology Scene Investigation: Death by Volcanic Fire - Christie Wilcox - Playing in Tide Pools | Scientist in vivo - John R...
The selection for this week covers the last two weeks: We might not give much thought to eyeliner today, dismissing it as a beauty product that highlights and enhances the eye, but the ancient Egyptians had a different purpose for lining their eyes: preventing eye infections...
You may not give your houseplants enough credit. What looks like an innocent philodendron gathering dust may actually be a riddle wrapped in a mystery shrouded in potting soil…at least genetically.Turns out plants have some interesting genetic quirks that keep geneticists guessing...
In the series, "Worth Pitching?" I'll describe research I've come across in the course of science journalism and whether or not I pitched it as a story.
The governments of Kenya and Ethiopia agreed last week to develop a new action plan to help protect the endangered Grevy's zebra ( Equus grevyi ), the rarest zebra species and the largest equid species on the planet...
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...
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