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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Launch a Balloon Rocket: When you blow up a balloon, you force extra air into it, creating higher air pressure inside the balloon than outside of it.
ScienceOnline2011 - interview with Kiyomi Deards
Continuing with the tradition from last three years, I will occasionally post interviews with some of the participants of the ScienceOnline2011 conference that was held in the Research Triangle Park, NC back in January 2011...
Does Cosmology Matter?
Every month or so it seems like another eminent physicist publishes a new book claiming to go beyond or "before" the Big Bang. Roger Penrose, Brian Green and Stephan Hawking have all gotten into the game putting their stamp on the “Death of the Big Bang”.Cosmology, it would seem, is at a precipice and we appear to be living at the twilight of Big Bang as a theory of the Universe’s origin...
Cultural Transmission in Chimpanzees
Culture defines who we are but few can explain where it comes from or why we adopt one tradition over another. In the classic musical The Fiddler on the Roof the family patriarch, Tevye, muses on this basic fact of human existence: Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything.....
#scio11 - Science-Art
Science-Art from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web. Join us for the sixth - bigger and better edition - next January at ScienceOnline2012...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Ohio wildlife, science on trial, Bjork, fossil tracks and more...
- John R. Platt - Ohio Animals Tragedy Calls Attention to Loopholes in Captive Wildlife Laws - Caleb A. Scharf - Tick Tock: the connection between celestial mechanics and genetics - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 – Data Discoverability: Institutional Support Strategies - David Ropeik - Italian seismologists on trial … for failing to communicate well? - Glendon Mellow - Unchanging Art Supplies - David Bressan - On the Track of Ichnology - Alex Wild - Thrifty Thursday: Army Ants Filmed on a Budget - Katrina Edwards - North Pond: Picture Day - Krystal D'Costa - Editor’s Selections: Venereal Diseases Galore, Facebook Brains, and Subtitles and #NYCSciTweetUp Next Thursday, 10/27 and AiP’s DonorsChoose Picks: George Orwell, Frederick Douglass, Jared Diamond, & Digital Recorders Needed - Janet D...
AiP's DonorsChoose Picks: George Orwell, Frederick Douglass, Jared Diamond, & Digital Recorders Needed
The Science Writers for Students DonorsChoose Drive is almost over! The drive ends on Saturday and I'm hoping that we can fund at least one of the social science requests for a classroom in need.Thanks so much to Janet, Kate, and Emily, who have contributed to projects so far!...
Infrared Cameras Debut in Baseball Telecast for World Series [Video]
With one out in the top of the ninth inning of last night's World Series game 1, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre stepped to the plate. Down by one run with an elite power hitter at bat, Texas looked for a moment to have a chance of getting back into the game.That chance was squandered when Beltre swung at the first pitch from St...
Introducing #SciAmBlogs bloggers: Gozde Zorlu
Every week I post a quick Q&A with one of our bloggers on the network, so you can get to know them better. This week, I chat with Gozde Zorlu of the Creatology blog.
Ohio Animal Tragedy Calls Attention to Loopholes in U.S. Captive Wildlife Laws
This week's release and death of more than 50 so-called "exotic" animals near Zanesville, Ohio, is a tragic reminder that the laws protecting wildlife in the U.S.
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