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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Are humans the only species with enough smarts to craft a language? Most of us believe that we are. Although many animals have their own form of communication, none has the depth or versatility heard in human speech...
Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis By Cynthia BarnettPublished in 2011 by Beacon Press, Boston MAISBN 978-0-80700-317-6Buy this book at Amazon.com (hardcover) or on your Kindle Full disclosure: I solicited via e-mail and received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my promise of a published review...
If you follow the #scienceart hashtag on Twitter and G+, you'll know that Michele Banks aka @artologica is one of the most active and vocal artists in this new movement.
Few science policy issues today are as complex or divisive as climate change. For that very reason a team of researchers is using the topic as part of a project that seeks to better understand and solve challenging society-level problems by leveraging the collective intelligence of Internet users worldwide.The Climate CoLab project, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (M.I.T.) Collective Intelligence Lab, uses an online forum to encourage institutional and citizen scientists alike to develop proposals for addressing climate change and then improve those proposals based on Web community feedback...
Rachel Nuwer (Twitter, blog), from NYU's SHERP program, has been writing regularly on the New York Times Green blog. Check out some of her recent posts there: A Photographic Call to Action: When Clyde Butcher first began exploring the Everglades in 1984, “there was virtually nothing to photograph — it was one big ditch,” he says...
#scio11 - Web 2.0, Public and Private Spaces in the Scientific Community, and Generational Divides in the Practice of Science
Web 2.0, Public and Private Spaces in the Scientific Community, and Generational Divides in the Practice of Science from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web...
Through the years science has inspired many artists and some scientists have been driven to create art by the beauty they have witnessed during their work in the lab.
- Meera Lee Sethi - Internet Porn Fills Gap in Spider Taxonomy - Lesley Evans Ogden - Vehicle-to-grid technology: Electric cars become power-grid batteries. - Chris Rowan - A geologist-eye view of the Van earthquake - Cassie Rodenberg - If you could improve your personality with a hallucinogenic drug, would you? - Melissa C...
We've been discussing whether good science has more to do with the methodology you use or with what you believe, and considering the particular case of Ph.D.
An animal rights group has sued SeaWorld. Their claim is that SeaWorld should not be holding killer whales in captivity. So far, this is a fairly unsurprising story, and one that may have merit enough to debate...
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