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ObservationsThey think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behaviorObservationsPhil 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...ObservationsThe pandemic is no excuse to…
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Masks and Emasculation: Why Some Men Refuse to Take Safety Precautions

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They think it makes them look weak, and avoiding that is evidently more important to them than demonstrating responsible behavior

How a Landmark Physics Paper from the 1970s Uncannily Describes the COVID-19 Pandemic

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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 Fight against COVID-19 Threatens to Cause Collateral Health Damage

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The pandemic is no excuse to abandon chronic disease management and prevention

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More time online during the pandemic can expose them to abuse—but virtual spaces can also offer a crucial lifeline

June 23, 2020 — Danielle Ramo | Opinion

Among other things, he covered the Apollo moon landings, the rise of recombinant DNA technology and the emergence of AIDS

June 20, 2020 — Cristine Russell | Opinion

Neutrinos, weather forecasts, the trouble with weight-centric medicine, a coronavirus close-up, and more

STAFFJune 16, 2020 — Laura Helmuth

History shows that advocating for a “cure” without evidence can be deadly—and it’s happening again

June 12, 2020 — Starane Shepherd | Opinion

Despite what some believe, they can work effectively together

June 11, 2020 — Sima Barmania and Michael J. Reiss | Opinion

The good news is that people don’t necessarily believe it. The bad news is that they don’t necessarily believe valid information about the pandemic either

June 10, 2020 — Sarah Kreps and Douglas Kriner | Opinion

Nature is under no obligation to conform to our mathematical ideas—even the most brilliant ones

June 9, 2020 — Avi Loeb | Opinion

It should be a no-brainer: your best bet is to follow those who have actual expertise

June 8, 2020 — Nathan Ballantyne and David Dunning | Opinion

They can be a source of clean, renewable energy, sustainable food, and more

June 8, 2020 — Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Opinion

The illusion game is still afoot

June 7, 2020 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

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    STAFFBehind the scenes at Scientific American

    ReadAnecdotes from the Archive

    Anecdotes from the Archive

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    ReadAnthropology in Practice

    Anthropology in Practice

    Exploring the human condition.

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    Beautiful Minds

    Insights into intelligence, creativity, personality, and well-being

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    Budding Scientist

    Everything you always wanted to know about raising science-literate kids

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    Cross-Check

    Critical views of science in the news

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    Dark Star Diaries

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    Dog Spies

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    Extinction Countdown

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    Eye of the Storm

    The Science Behind Extreme Weather

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    Frontiers for Young Minds

    Science by and for kids ages 8-15

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    Guest Blog

    Commentary invited by editors of Scientific American

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    Hot Planet

    Climate science in a changing world

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    Illusion Chasers

    Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

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    Life, Unbounded

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    Roots of Unity

    Mathematics: learning it, doing it, celebrating it.

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    Rosetta Stones

    Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

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    SA Visual

    STAFFIllustrating science since 1845

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    Talking back

    STAFFA science blog, sans blague

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    The Artful Amoeba

    A Blog About the Weird Wonderfulness of Life on Earth

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    Voices

    Exploring and celebrating diversity in science.

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