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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Colossal Waste Exposed in Afghan Electric Projects
These are tough times for science and technology journalists, who, if they still have jobs, rarely have the time and travel budgets required for in-depth reporting.
Book Review: Mireya Mayor's "Pink Boots and a Machete"
As a child - okay, even still as an adult - I couldn't get enough of adventure stories with animals at the center, whether in text or on the screen. Jack London's Call of the Wild comes to mind, or Disney's The Jungle Book...
Fly on wall sees things it wishes it hadn't
“Where there are humans,you'll find flies,and Buddhas.”–Kobayashi IssaEach day, in each country, a housefly is born. Lots of houseflies really. Houseflies have been being born around us for thousands of years...
A Little Ke$ha for your Monday Morning Music Video
I recently came across the fantastic parody videos done by Jank Media, which represent a great combination of science sass and silliness. I love how our primadonna character walks the subtle line between making fun of herself and being serious about delivering her scientific lyrics...
#scio11 - The Digital Toolbox
The Digital Toolbox from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web.
X-Rays Reveal What Lies Beneath
Art and politics don't generally mix. Just ask Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Okay, you can't ask him directly, because Goya died nearly 200 years ago, but new x-ray analysis of one of his most famous paintings may shed light on the unique circumstances under which Goya painted it...
Weekly Highlights #9
Just a quick survey of some of the most recent articles and blog posts you may find interesting: Marissa Fessenden, at UCSC: There’s fluoride in my water?: Today, 64 percent of Americans will drink and bathe in fluoridated water...
Science-Art Scumble #26
This Scumble's featured artwork takes on the Kraken controversy, by scientific illustrator Nobu Tamura.As long as I've been aware of Tamura's paleontology illustrations and reconstructions, I've been amazed at his tremendous output...
Elements of a Viral Video-Cute Animals
Not too long ago, a friend introduced me to the most adorable viral video ever! My life has not been the same since. Take a look! Since then, my computer wallpaper has been sloths, my avatars in many places are also those absolutely charming creatures as well...
Evolutionary Biology Needs Viral Marketing
[caption id="attachment_176" align="alignleft" width="279" caption="Stickleback stamp from Faroe Islands. Public Domain, artwork by Astrid Andreasen, 1994."][/caption] What is the first thing you do when you want to find something out these days?...
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