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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Infested female crickets are less choosy in who they have sex with
In most animals, females are generally the ones that choose the males. This is a massive generalisation (for example, it doesn’t apply in this case), but I hope people who work on this topic will forgive me for it...
IgNobels 2013: The Tearless Onion
I don’t know about you, but onions make me MISERABLE. I love them, and I cook with them probably 5-6 days a week, but the chopping, oh the chopping.
#SciAmBlogs Monday – history of zits, raising Concordia, yogurt pelting, Scarecrow scare, glass lizards, atonement, fracking, and more.
Enjoy the new Image of the Week! - Vijaysree Venkatraman – Conversation with a Field Biologist in India - David Ropeik – “The Scarecrow” – Lots of Heart, But It Could Use More Brain - Markus Pössel – “My brain is in town” and The Meta Post to the 6 out of 200 [...]..
The Meta Post to the 6 out of 200 series
One of many ways of characterizing the typical HLF attendee is probably the fact that, when faced with a blog article series called “6 out of 200“, their first reaction is not likely to be “oh, cool, let me read about six of the other 200 young researchers attending the meeting”...
Salvaging Costa Concordia
Image of the Week #109, September 16th, 2013: [Click to see large] From: Raising the Costa Concordia Shipwreck: How Do They Do It? by Mark Fischetti at Observations.
Standing (and Soaring) with Canadian Science
As Symbiartic’s representative Canadian, I’m at least one science illustrator who stands with Canadian scientists today to protest our Conservative government’s attack on science and science communication...
EPA “got it right” on more stringent methane regulations
One of the big takeaway from the big UT Austin/Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) methane leakage study released today is emissions rates are actually lower in some parts of the production process than initially thought...
“My brain is in town”
Paul Erdős was in many ways a mathematician’s mathematician – the most prolific researcher in mathematics in terms of article number, and legendary for the number of his collaborations...
Switching from coal to natural gas may be better for the climate than previously thought: new measurements see lower fugitive emissions from fracking
A new study finds that methane emissions from shale gas production are nearly 50 times lower than previous estimates, improving the climate benefit of switching from coal to natural gas...
Saving Sea Turtles: Check out My Adventures in French Polynesia
This past spring I was lucky enough to partner up with Tahiti Tourisme to create a series about biology on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia.
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