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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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...
Family Science Night
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.....
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