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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Atonement, Forgiveness, And Our Most Fundamental Error.
Today is the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Although it is often called the “holiest day of the Jewish year,” what is notable about Yom Kippur is not the fact that it is particularly holy, nor is it the fact that many Jews you know might be particularly hungry today...
Some Uses of Bacteria
Bacteria are very in these days—in probiotic drinks, in news articles, and in scientific research about the connections between healthy microbes and healthy bodies.
IgNobels, 2013: The Safety Engineering Prize!
Today we continue our coverage of the 2013 IgNobel Prizes with the Safety Engineering Prize! Sadly, the author of the patent for this prize has since passed on.
Physics Week in Review: September 14, 2013
In case you missed it, you can listen to my Virtually Speaking Science conversation in Second Life with biorobotics wizard Malcolm MacIver (Northwestern University) at Blog Talk Radio.
A polyp’s pet rotifers
As penance for irregular posting, have a pair of seemingly-symbiotic rotifers in a cnidarian (jellyfish) polyp. There were several of them on several polyps, and they seemed not to mind the tentacles (loaded with stinging cells containing a harpoon-like weapon with paralytic abilities)...
#SciAmBlogs Friday – Survival of Humanity, Future of Food, Wonderful Things, Pretty Road Kill, Capture & Release, and more.
- Lawrence Rifkin – The Survival of Humanity - Jag Bhalla – Non-grapefruit and fruitful non-science - Jennifer Frazer – Wonderful Things: The Universe Between the Sand Grains - George Musser – Save the Earth, Save Money—There’s No Need to Choose - Melissa C...
Can You Trust Your Eyes? A Video of Illusions
If you’re a fan of optical illusions and perceptual tricks, check out this AsapSCIENCE video. As usual, producers Michael Moffitt and Gregory Brown do a great job distilling the essential ideas and presenting them in a fun, entertaining and informative way...
Satisfy your curiosity with our new eBook, Can We Feed the World? The Future of Food
Still hungry after devouring our September 2013 single topic issue: Food? Engage in some guilt-free gluttony with our new companion eBook: Can We Feed the World?
Wonderful Things: The Universe Between the Sand Grains
This is the fourth post in the Wonderful Things series. As we saw last time, the thin strip of sand found on beaches is home to many organisms that can dwell no where else.
WCSJ2013 in Helsinki, a photo-tour
Flying directly from SciFoo in California to WCSJ2013 in Helsinki, Finland is a pretty long trip that requires a pretty big airplane. Those of you who know me well, know I am obsessed with airplanes, am an addict of FlightAlert, choose JetBlue on domestic flights in order to continuously monitor flight statistics, and my first [...]..
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