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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Now You See It, Now You Don't: Interacting With Invisible Objects
What do you do when you are playing in the park on a hot day and your parents offer you an ice cream? Most probably, you go running to them, keep your eyes on the delicious ice cream cone, and reach out to take it from them...
Inside the Wonderful World of Bee Cognition - Where We're at Now
As I wrote about in my last post, bees are capable of learning which flowers offer good nectar rewards based on floral features such as colour, smell, shape, texture, pattern, temperature and electric charge...
Inside the Wonderful World of Bee Cognition - How it All Began
One of the first things I get asked when I tell people that I work on bee cognition (apart from `do you get stung a lot?') is `bees have cognition?'.
The Guilty Looking Companion
What really prompts the dog's "guilty" look?
Could a Non-Prescription Antifungal Become a Major Advance for Multiple Sclerosis?
In 2011, Paul Tesar, a professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, worked with collaborators to come up with a method of producing massive numbers of mouse stem cells that are capable of turning into oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin, the protective coating on nerve cells...
Ryan Holiday on Stoicism, strategy and creativity
Best selling author Ryan Holiday discusses how Stoicism can help us transform trials into triumph. It's a pragmatic episode, full of strategies to invert obstacles and wrest opportunity from adversity...
Go Ask Alice: The History of Toklas’ Legendary Hashish Fudge
Alice B. Toklas truly stirred the pot when she included a recipe for hashish fudge in her memoir-cum-cookbook. She published The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook in 1954, following the death of her lifelong partner, Gertrude Stein...
Foods On The High End: Exploring Haute Cuisine Cannabis
Inside and outside the kitchen, chefs have been known to get into the weeds–but the majority of culinary cannabis creations have been mainly limited to a few cakes, cookies, and of course, the archetypal pot brownie...
Male Bark Beetles Have to Sing a Password to Be Given Access To a Female's Home
The males of many animals compete with each other for females. This can be through direct fighting, as in the case of crickets and fruitflies.
The Implication of Motion
To celebrate our new article on implied motion in Scientific American Mind, here's a terrific movie of a chocolate zoetrope.
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