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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BIO101 - Evolution of 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.
Microbe Hall of Fame
There are some beautiful new pictures on the New Scientist website of the top ten superbug supervillains. Each superbug has a mugshot along with a quick description of why it's so dangerous.Most of the bacterial names have "drug resistant" or "antibiotic resistant" now incorporated in front of the name...
#SciAmBlogs Friday - Tradition, Cosmology, wine and more...
Have a great weekend! - Eric Michael Johnson - Cultural Transmission in Chimpanzees - Adam Frank - Does Cosmology Matter? - Scott Huler - More Power at the Ballpark - Christina Agapakis - What does this smell like?...
Last Call to Help Fight the Forces of Science Ignorance
Well, since I hate the relentless (though entirely necessary) nagging of NPR fund drives so much I have refrained from mentioning the Science Bloggers for Students Fund Drive and the microscope sub-drive I'm running (and if you missed it the first time, go check out the cool videos here) since I first announced it...
Scientists Lauded at the White House, Winners of National Medals
The honorees stood, backs ramrod straight, facing the audience at the White House. Each was about to receive either the National Medal of Science or the National Medal of Technology and Innovation...
What does this smell like? Wine snobbery made easy
We can see millions of variations in color but we split up the rainbow into just six main colors when trying to describe what we see--red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
What Impact Could Gaddafi's Death Have on Arab Spring Unrest?
The execution of Col. Muammar Gaddafi earlier this week closes one chapter on Libya's version of the "Arab Spring" movement. Where the country goes from here, and what the other members of the movement learn from the overthrow of Gaddafi, is likely, however, to be the more difficult part of the story...
North Pond: New day, new challenges
Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-21-2011Perhaps laying casing is not as dull as I was saying in an earlier post when I was noting that this particular stage of our operations here on the Joides Resolution drilling ship was rather slow, as we have been laying casing into sediments and rock in order to create a stable borehole for deep penetration.Boy did things come to a screeching halt last night!...
The Ghost of Astrobiology Past The range of topics relevant to astrobiology is pretty staggering - from microbial populations, chemistry, geo-chemistry, geobiology, climate, non-linear systems, solar system exploration, robotics, planetary science, exoplanets, astrophysics, and even cosmology...
The Fracking Song
My Water's On Fire Tonight is a video that went viral back in May. It is a production of Studio 20 students in the NYU school of journalism (Music by David Holmes and Andrew Bean, Vocals by David Holmes and Niel Bekker, Animation by Adam Sakellarides and Lisa Rucker) in collaboration with ProPublica, as part of their Explainer project...
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