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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In a previous post I introduced Scientific American ‘s new slide show pages and teased that our video page redesign would be next to launch. Today I’m pleased to announce that our new video pages are live...
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I hated group projects in middle school. Perhaps this was a clear sign of my introverted personality, but to my thirteen-year-old mind, it was easier for freeloaders to get away with a decent grade without doing their fair share of the work...
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As a little girl, some of my fondest memories were watching science and nature shows on American public television with my family: NOVA, National Geographic, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, and The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau...
What is: Journal of Science Communication
I asked Alessandro Delfanti, a member of the Scientific Staff at the Journal of Science Communication, to describe and explain the journal to our readers.
Field Work of a Different Sort: 3 Best Practices for Scientists Visiting Student Classrooms
Hello, gracious scientist! You are about to begin one of the most rewarding field experiences of your professional life: visiting with a small group (ranging from five to 35) of young humans in an educational context.They did not choose to be here...
Love Among the Equations
NOTE : Four years ago on this date, the Time Lord and I officially tied the knot. I wrote the piece below last fall, as The Calculus Diaries was coming out, but it didn't really seem to fit anywhere --too "math-y" for the mainstream, too intensely personal for your average science publication, and honestly, still kind of a work in progress...
Tevatron Collider Set to Shut Down for Good on Friday
The storied Tevatron particle collider, the most powerful machine of its kind in the U.S. and for many years in the world, will smash its final protons and antiprotons Friday.The collider, which came online in 1983, accelerates particles to near light speed on a six-kilometer racetrack before steering them into head-on collisions...
Middle of the week #SciAmBlogs linkfest
Another awesome day at the blogs.... but first check out the new Video of the Week. - Kalliopi Monoyios - SciArt Plugs 2: Lectures, Exhibits, News and More - Darren Naish - The Mulefoot and other syndactyles: not all pigs are cloven-hoofed - Kat Friedrich - Save Burger King!...
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