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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Sad news coming out of Vietnam today: the Javan rhinoceros subspecies ( Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus ), once endemic to Southeast Asia, has been confirmed as extinct, according to WWF International...
Video: From YouTube to TV to Hollywood and Back: Mini Science Film Festival from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web...
Monday is the day when we introduce the new Image of the Week for you to enjoy. It is also the day when bloggers, reinvigorated by the weekend, post a lot of awesome stuff!
Image of the Week #14, October 24, 2011: From: Science Art Scumble #26 by Glendon Mellow at Symbiartic . Original source: Nobu Tamura After the “Artsy-Kraken” story hit the news the past couple of weeks, scientific illustrator and paleoartist Nobu Tamura sat down and drew this rendition of the ancient cephalopod tagging the ocean midden like a prehistoric Banksy-wannabe...
Three members o f Scientific American ‘s editorial staff are joining the conversation this week at the Compass Summit, a conference created to help leaders focus on global challenges and economic opportunities facing their organizations and society...
Traffic backed up along Baltimore's inner harbor last week as protestors from the "Occupy" movement waved signs and shouted at the passing drivers. And among the protestors were scientists and science students, unhappy with their job prospects, their funding prospects, and the way science is viewed in America.I had heard about the protests on the news, and hadn't paid too much attention...
I know I'm not physically hurt. Though it feels like I've been kicked in the stomach with steel-toed boots, my abdomen isn't bruised. Spiking cortisol levels are causing my muscles to tense and diverting blood away from my gut, leading to this twisting, gnawing agony that I cannot stop thinking about...
Last week, we considered whether good science has more to do with what you do or with what you believe, exploring this issue using the case of Marcus Ross, a Ph.D.
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.
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...
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