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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U.K. Geoengineering Tests Delayed until Spring
Controversial tests of geoengineering hardware, initially set to start in October, have been delayed. The British government agency that provides funding to the project issued the delay on September 29, in order "to allow time for more engagement with stakeholders."In mid-September, a team of U.K...
Hellbender Salamander Gets Endangered Species Designation, but No Habitat Protection--and That May Be a Good Thing
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) this week granted the Ozark hellbender ( Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi ) protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) but made the unusual decision not to declare critical habitat for the rare, giant salamanders because, it said, doing so could open it to threats from those who would illegally collect the species for the international pet trade.Ozark hellbenders are North America's largest amphibians, often topping off at 60 centimeters in length, and because of that size they are highly valued by collectors...
The three things I learned at the Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women: on being a radical scholar
The kiddo is asleep for the night. My husband and I sit on kitchen countertops, facing each other. “We should get back to work.” “Yeah.” We sit another moment, shoulders slumped, dark circles under our eyes...
Ada Lovelace and the Luddites.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day.If you are not a regular reader of my other blog, you may not know that I am a tremendous Luddite. I prefer hand-drawn histograms and flowcharts to anything I can make with a graphics program...
Thank you for the new way to fingerpaint, Steve.
Thank you for the new way to fingerpaint, Steve.Sketch done on my iPod Touch, using the Sketch Club app, my fingertip, and my gratitude for inspiring this new way to make artwork...
North Pond: Core on Deck!
Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10/6/2011Last night around midnight our first core finally came on deck!
Doomsday, Apocalypse, and Rapture, Oh my!
With the end of the world behind us and another soon to come this October 21st, I thought it would be fun to write about dear old Harold Camping and his erroneous end-of-the-world theories...
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - a little bit about Steve Jobs and much more about other stuff...
Only two blog posts about Steve Jobs today - I guess most of the science bloggers feel they don't have much to add to what the media has already said.
Optimism and Enthusiasm: Lessons for Scientists from Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computers who died this week, had a reputation as a passionate business leader and a modern folk hero. In 1999 one of Jobs’s friends said, “He is single-minded, almost manic, in his pursuit of excellence.” That’s certainly a character trait we scientists can admire.Let’s take a look at another one of Job’s traits that we scientists can benefit from emulating...
Editor's Selections: Cave paintings, Religiosity, and Morality
This week on ResearchBlogging.org: Cris Campbell of Genealogy of Religion presents the possibility that Paleolithic cave paintings in the Rouffignac Cave may have been done by children, and are not the practiced markings left by shamans...
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