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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Blemish: The truth about blackheads
Some old wives’ and doctors’ tales are pretty harmless. Behind the myths about blackheads and acne, though, it gets very ugly. And what the truth shows us about how superficial we can be isn’t pretty either...
Join Us At The Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University in Tel-Aviv
For those of you who are in Israel today or tomorrow, come join us at The Gonda Center for free presentations on illusions and visual perception.
IgNobels 2013! Who ate the dead shrew for science?
*sings* There was a young student who swallowed a shrew. Didn’t even chew, just swallowed a shrew. It’s what scientists do. (based on this) This is one of those fantastic little snippets of science that leaves you in awe (if you can call it that) of the people who did the deeds...
Voyager 1′s climate snapshot for the heavens
A photograph on the Voyager 1 space probe explains why Earth's climate allowed life to take hold.
Nerds and Words: Week 37
I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.
Photoblogging: King of the Jungle
I’m not sure why lions are called “king of the jungle,” when they live on the savannah. Still, this male lion, photographed in September of 2012 at the San Francisco Zoo does look quite kingly...
Stellar Photography By A Citizen Astronomer
By now you might be used to spectacular images of celestial bodies thanks to organizations like NASA and the ESA. But it’s still possible to be wowed by these images, especially when they’re taken by people like you and me...
The IgNobel Prizes, 2013! What is the sound of one hand clapping?
…I don’t know, but whoever did it is under arrest. Presenting this year’s IgNobel Peace Prize! To the president of Belarus, Alexandar Lukashenko, for making it illegal to applaud in public...
Tale of the Takydromus
I said a while back that I intended to make some overdue headway into the diversity of lacertid lizards: Lacertidae being the clade that includes many of the more familiar, conventionally ‘lizard-shaped’ lizards of Europe, Asia and Africa...
See Mike Draw… Science!
Did you know that you can combine science and dark humor in a comic? Well, let me introduce you to See Mike Draw, a webcomic drawn by Mike Jacobsen.
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