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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ScienceOnline2012The heat is rising around ScienceOnline2012, the sixth annual meeting about the science and the Web, to be held in Raleigh NC on January 19-21, 2012.
Where have all the honeybees gone? A documentary on the devastation of colony collapse disorder
Over the next few weeks I've invited my colleague David Manly to write some reviews of films he's screened as part of the 'Planet in Focus' film festival in Toronto, Ontario...
Intelligent Life in the Universe and Steve Jobs
[Every so often Life, Unbounded allows itself a little more speculative leeway, a little bit of armchair musing, this post is very much in that vein, and yes, it was written on a Mac] Exhibit A Like many scientists of my generation the first time I experienced Steve Jobs was through the almost magical interaction with a mouse, a crisply black and white screen, and Mathematica.As a budding astronomer back in the early 1990's most of my computational needs were taken care of by a hulking great machine called a VAX...
What Makes a Rabbit's Foot Lucky?
Ed note: As Halloween rapidly approaches in the US, AiP will be exploring superstitions, beliefs, and the things that go bump in the night. [Evil laugh.] At some point, most of us have likely had a token that we believed would protect us or bring us luck...
Wordless Wednesday: Close Encounter with a Monarch
Monarch butterfly that is. On a nice breezy Saturday morning in late September 2010, I was attending the annual Fall Fishing Derby sponsored by Urban American Outdoors.
#scio11 - Having Fun with Citations
Having Fun with Citations from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web.
Don't lose the context! Response to: Are you maternal enough to be a woman?
Are you maternal enough to be a woman? I saw this headline on Scientific American blogs, and was intrigued. As a researcher in intra-sex variation in personality, I was eager to see any reference to maternal inclinations, given that it is the subject of my most recent paper...
Plastic from bacteria - now in algae!
Bacteria are capable of producing a wide range of exciting and important materials, and one of the most unusual is probably bacterial plastics. Used by the bacteria as an energy store, these bioplastics are of particular interest as not only could they be a non-oil-based form of plastic but they are also biodegradable...
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - coffee, infidelity, extinct rhino, empathy and more...
- Scicurious - Grab your Coffee, I think this paper may depress you. - DNLee - Hip Hop Evolution Files: Examining Infidelity from a Biological Perspective - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 - Video: From YouTube to TV to Hollywood and Back: Mini Science Film Festival - John R...
SciArt Plugs 5: Lectures, Exhibits, News and more
New this week: a New York City gallery is featuring three-dimensional topographic maps designed by cartographer Jeffrey Ambroziak; science artist Lynn Fellman hosts an open studio in Minneapolis; the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Greater New York Chapter's member show closes; and ScienceOnline2012 nears registration time (Nov...
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