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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Ive spent most of my morning consuming images of abandoned places all over the world: overgrown sections of the Great Wall of China and abandoned theme parks (depressing!) and more.
But Not Simpler has had a great first year (over 1,000,000 hits in eight months!), of course thanks to all my nerdy readers. I did a lot of experimenting here, from controversial pieces about water fluoridation to a piece on taste perception in full Seussian rhyming scheme to a piece proving that a Pacific Rim [...]..
This delightfully ugly, hairy, toothy pig has disappeared from most of its original range. But a few zoos are helping to save it from extinction.
The bacteria that cause syphilis and Lyme Disease have something extraordinary in common: they manage to propel themselves through their environment in spite of the fact their tails are located inside their bodies...
Judging from the discarded boxes, the shredded gift paper, the frozen sidewalks, and the pile of new calendars, we must have arrived at the end of the year.
It’s the last physics link fest of 2013! Not surprisingly, there were tons of Christmas-themed items circling the Internet this week.
If you’re a scientist, are there certain things you’re obligated to do for society (not just for your employer)? If so, where does this obligation come from?
Here’s a new photography app that could be useful for a number of sciart illustration and art applications: Fragment. For: iOS devices.
New Year’s Day is approaching, a time when weby which I mean I–brood over past failures and vow to improve ourselves: I will be less judgmental with my kids and more romantic with my girlfriend...
I assume youre here for the Tetrapod Zoology. If so, youll have been excited and intrigued by one of 2013s best tetrapod-themed books: Mark Wittons Pterosaurs, an enormous, lavishly illustrated encyclopedia of all things pterosaur...
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