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Getting Past the Grief over Grief

These days, I get a lot of grief about grief. I am part of the work group that changed some of the ways that grief and clinical depression are described and differentiated in the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, typically referred to as DSM-5 ...

February 25, 2013 — Sidney Zisook

The mystery mammal of Kayan Mentarang

Back in 2005, the discovery of a weird reddish, long-tailed mammal, photographed by a camera-trap at Kayan Mentarang in central Borneo, was announced by the Swiss World Wildlife Fund.

February 25, 2013 — Darren Naish

Of course I'm stressed, I'm in cookie withdrawal.

I don't know about you guys, but in times of stress, I eat my feelings. And I mean, why wouldn't I? My feelings are delicious! The taste like popcorn and peanut butter M&Ms and fudge and pepperoni pizza.But then, when the stressful times are over, well, I've got to go back to eating salads and kale and cabbage and maybe not eating a whole bag of chocolate EVERY night of the week...

February 25, 2013 — Scicurious

Darwin's Tree and Deep Time

" Geologising in a Volcanic country is most delightful,… []"Geologist Charles Darwin in a letter to his fatherDarwin is today remembered for his gradualistic view of earth's history, an essential prerequisite for his view of life, as he concludes in 1859 " from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved ." The famous voyage of the Beagle would prove decisive for Darwin to discover deep time and adopt this view.The first stop of the H.M.S...

February 24, 2013 — David Bressan

Physics Week in Review: February 23, 2013

Here's all the cool physics news you missed this week:Soon we could all emulate Peter Parker's tingly Spidey-sense with this snazzy prototype for a SpiderSense suit using sensors and ultrasound to detect when objects get too close.Want to know the geographical origin of your shiny gemstones?...

February 23, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

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