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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Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age | Brian Ladd | University of Chicago Press | 236 pages | $15.00 (Softcover)It's an experience not at all unfamiliar to many of us: the flush of a first meeting, a growing attraction, a desire to spend every waking moment together, to visit new places and explore a world previously unknown, to create new memories together...
A member of one of the world's most endangered turtle species is being tracked by satellites as it swims the rivers of Cambodia, helping scientists to learn more about how it navigates and the threats it faces in its native waters...
Video of the Week #28 February 1st, 2012 From: Science Online 2012: The Music Video by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: DrBondar on YouTube.
Why not bring elephants to Australia? That's the proposal made by biologist David Bowman of the University of Tasmania in a comment published February 2 in Nature .
Spiders' silk has been the envy of materials engineers for decades. Its combination of flexibility and durability has been difficult to match with even the most advanced technology."It is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar by weight," Markus Buehler, an engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said in a prepared statement.A new study by Buehler and his colleagues, published online Wednesday in Nature , is the first to use computer modeling to demonstrate how the molecular components and structures of the silk contribute to the astounding strength of spiders' web designs ( Scientific American is part of Nature Publishing Group)...
Many of you will have seen the massive internet coverage of the Science Online conference over the past few weeks. The event is one of the year's highlights for those of us interested in science communication...
Conflicts and Cooperation in Conservation: Adventures in Researching the Pygmy Hippopotamus on Tiwai Island, Sierra Leone
Our vehicle pulled into the village late one rainy night. Dozens of my new neighbors, Sierra Leone’s Mende people, emerged from their thatch-roof houses, looking cross at being woken up and not exactly welcoming...
Is it possible that two weeks have passed since the ScienceOnline 2012 conference?! I still find my heart goes pitter patter just thinking about it. What a wealth of people were in those conference rooms!...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Cotard's syndrome, pigeon parasite, Haeckel, clumped bacteria, aurorae, `polite' sexism, and more.
You may have noticed a little improvement installed today - now you can see each blog post in a print-friendly form and then print it that way. Just click on the "Print" button, like this:And now, another amazing day on the network:- Melanie Tannenbaum - If It Looks Like a Compliment, and Sounds Like a Compliment…Is It Really a Compliment? - Leslie Reed - A Wildlife Vet, A Pigeon, A Groundbreaking Discovery - James Byrne - No seriously, I'm dead. - Christina Agapakis - Multicellularity - Jennifer Frazer - Proteus: How Radiolarians Saved Ernst Haeckel and Legionnaire’s Disease at the Luxor: What Causes It? - Jennifer Ouellette - Meet Me Halfway - Kelly Oakes - Where Do Aurorae Come From? - Bora Zivkovic - Introducing #SciAmBlogs bloggers: Caleb Scharf - Jason G...
The slinky rods of Legionalla pneumophila. If you didn't know better, you might assume these were extruded by a Play-Doh Fun Factory. CDC Public Health Image Library Image #11151.
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