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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The evolution of bacterial energy centres
One of the first things you learn once you start taking biology as a subject is that life is split into two separate domains - prokeryotes and eukaryotes.
Google Science Fair Winners at the White House
This year, the first Google Science Fair in partnership with Scientific American , CERN, LEGO and National Geographic drew more than 10,000 students from 91 countries.
Charles Darwin and the Vivisection Outrage
Author's Note: The following originally appeared at The Dispersal of Darwin. According to the British Medical Journal the alleged crime resembled a crucifixion.
What does it mean that a nation is `Unscientific'?
I first wrote and published this blog post on December 22, 2009. I thought I'd re-publish it here, on the new blog, in light of the recent discussion on the network about scientists communicating to the public (see Social Media for Scientists Part 1: It’s Our Job, Social Media for Scientists Part 2: You Do Have Time., Science communication?...
Now: Bring Science Home Every Week!
At Scientific American , we appreciate the value of a good experiment. So in May, we launched Bring Science Home as a series of free science activities for parents to do together with their six- to 12-year-old kids...
Now: Bring Science Home Every Week!
Bring Science Home At Scientific American , we appreciate the value of a good experiment. So in May, we launched Bring Science Home as a series of free science activities for parents to do together with their six- to 12-year-old kids...
Dinosaurs as kangaroos and T-rex the Pop Icon
In 1841, during a lecture in which he coined the term " dinosaurs ", the English palaeontologist Richard Owen (1804-1892) described some new species of this particular group of vertebrates, including the Iguanodon ...
Hot and Cold: Dwarf Planet Makemake Could Have Extreme Temperatures Side by Side
NANTES, France—Makemake may well have the most exotic name of the dwarf planets, and it now looks to be just as unusual on its surface.One of five recognized dwarf planets in our solar system, Makemake (pronounced MAH-kee MAH-kee) was discovered in 2005 in a broad, elliptical orbit outside the realm of Neptune...
A Moral Gene?
If our moral psychology is a Darwinian adaptation, what does that say about human nature? About social policy, which always presupposes something about human nature?
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