They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior
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The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention
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Fellow Scientific American blogger Melanie Tannenbaum is flustered by allegations that psychology is not a science and I can see where she is coming from.
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Few natural habitats are as challenging to photograph as tallgrass prairie. This mostly extinct habitat once covered much of central North America, before the discovery that prairie soils were especially productive for agriculture...
Psychology’s brilliant, beautiful, scientific messiness.
Today, sitting down to my Twitter feed, I saw a new link to Dr. Alex Berezow’s old piece on why psychology cannot call itself a science.
Arctic methane: What’s the story?
The Arctic. What pops into your head when you hear those words? Polar bears, icebergs, freezing temperatures? These days, you might also think about the declining sea ice, and the possibility of the Northwest Passage opening up for ships...
Why Mosquitoes Like You and Not Me
The mosquito is so small it takes almost nothing to ruin it.–Mary Oliver Mosquitoes devour some people and ignore others. If they like you, swat a dozen and a dozen more appear in their place, inserting their mouthparts into your capillaries and imbibing as quickly as they can...
Giant Tortoises and Baobab Trees: Imperfect Apart
Remove a species from an ecosystem and other species tend to suffer. Take the giant Madagascar tortoise, for example. The two species of giant tortoises on Madagascar went extinct centuries ago, but their loss is still being felt today...
Tired of paying rent? Why not build your own tiny solar-powered palace?
Chris and Malissa Tack’s home in Snohomish, Washington is smaller than a studio apartment. But, its 140 square feet boasts all the modern conveniences that they need to live and work...
How wi-fi would look like
Image of the Week #104, August 13th, 2013: From: Physics Week in Review: August 10, 2013 by Jennifer Ouellette at Cocktail Party Physics. Source: Nickolay Lamm Cocktail Party Physics is never a blog to shy away from stunning imagery...
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