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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#scio11 - Standing Out: Marketing Yourself in Science
Standing Out: Marketing Yourself in Science from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web.
Blithe Spirits: Science Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts
As a fan of both mystery and ghost stories, I loved last week's special Halloween episode of Castle , in which mystery writer Rick Castle and detective Kate Beckett (a.k.a.
Revenge of the Zombifying Wasp
As it is Halloween, I am republishing my old post (from February 04, 2006, reposted on July 1, 2010): I was quite surprised that Carl Zimmer, in research for his book Parasite Rex, did not encounter the fascinating case of the Ampulex compressa (Emerald Cockroach Wasp) and its prey/host the American Cockroach ( Periplaneta americana , see also comments on Aetiology and Ocellated).In 1999, I went to Oxford, UK, to the inaugural Gordon Conference in Neuroethology and one of the many exciting speakers I was looking forward to seeing was Fred Libersat...
Sunday Photoblogging: Crescent Moon and Sunset
A beautiful sunset with a sliver of a crescent moon, shot yesterday, October 29, 2011, at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. (Click to enlarge) Details: Canon Rebel XTi, Canon f2.8 24mm prime lens...
ScienceOnline participants' interviews
I decided to put together links to all the Q&As I did with the participants of the ScienceOnline conferences so far. Many people who came once try to keep coming back again and again, each year...
Science-Art Scumble #27
Scumble #27's featured image:Virginia Stephenson created this artwork about the Tiktaalik fossil and the origins of our own hands that dig it up. From her statement: "It begins with the Tiktaalik, the earliest fish in our fossil record that has wrist bones...
Dinosaurs & Robots rocking Anchorage
Several weeks ago here on Symbiartic, I posted the promotional image for the Robots & Dinosaurs science-art exhibit by artists Raven Amos and Scott Elyard.Rockstar science-blogger Maggie Koerth-Baker of Boing Boing also featured the show.From all accounts on Raven and Scott's blogs, the show has gone quite well!...
BIO101 - Current Biological Diversity
In this lecture, as well as in the previous one and the next one, I tackle areas of Biology where I am really weak: origin of life, diversity of life, and taxonomy/systematics.
#SciAmBlogs Friday - a great end of the week
- Joseph Milton - Painting plasma - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 – Web 2.0, Public and Private Spaces in the Scientific Community, and Generational Divides in the Practice of Science - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Piercing the Paleolithic Penis - Kelly Oakes - Blue stragglers formed by engulfing red giants - Bora Zivkovic - Weekly Highlights #11 – Rachel Nuwer - Larry Greenemeier - Can Collective Intelligence Provide Answers to Climate Change Questions? - Glendon Mellow - Tree of Life by Michele Banks - Matthew Garcia - Books: Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis - Charles Q...
North Pond: Coring the C Hole
Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-28-2011It has been a busy and productive week out here in the middle of this big blue ocean...
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