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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - upper-lower jaw mixup, data in the cloud, origins of war, DSM-5, separations, jewel caterpillars, mangroves and more.

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - upper-lower jaw mixup, data in the cloud, origins of war, DSM-5, separations, jewel caterpillars, mangroves and more.

- Ricki Lewis - Body-Altering Mutations – In Humans and Flies  - Alan Woodward - Cloud Storage  - Krystal D'Costa - The Meaning of Goodbye  - John Horgan - What Thieving Seals Can Tell Us about War’s Roots  - Edward Shorter - Trouble at the Heart of Psychiatry’s Revised Rulebook  - Stephen Holle - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Human Impacts on Mangrove Forests  - Khalil A.

STAFFMay 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Body-Altering Mutations -in Humans and Flies

Body-Altering Mutations -in Humans and Flies

I became a science writer, circa 1980, because I didn’t think flies with legs growing out of their heads – my PhD research – had much to do with human health or biology.

May 9, 2012 — Ricki Lewis
Trouble at the Heart of Psychiatry s Revised Rule Book

Trouble at the Heart of Psychiatry s Revised Rule Book

By Edward Shorter*Part 3 in a seriesOne might liken the latest draft of psychiatry's new diagnostic manual, the DSM-5, to a bowl of spaghetti. Hanging over the side are the marginal diagnoses of psychiatry, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism, important for certain subpopulations but not central to the discipline.At the center of the spaghetti bowl are the diagnoses at the heart of psychiatry: major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.

May 9, 2012 — Ingrid Wickelgren
#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Where Wild Things Are, animal mimic robots, Haldane's goat with `bends', DSM-5, and more.

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - Where Wild Things Are, animal mimic robots, Haldane's goat with `bends', DSM-5, and more.

In memory of Maurice Sendak, we have a new Video of the Week. - Maria Konnikova - The Power of “Once upon a Time”: A Story to Tame The Wild Things  - Carin Bondar - Where the Wild Types Are – A Biology Parody Dedicated to Maurice Sendak  - Kara Rogers - Machine Counterpart: Nature’s New Creatures  - Madi Swayne - USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Contributions of J.

STAFFMay 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
Where the Wild Types Are

Where the Wild Types Are

Video of the Week #42 May 8th, 2012: From: Where the Wild Types Are A Biology Parody Dedicated to Maurice Sendak by Carin Bondar at PsiVid .

May 9, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic
How to Feed the World While Earth Cooks

How to Feed the World While Earth Cooks

A conference on feeding the world must also feed itself. Having attended more than my share of such conferences, I can say that the norm is keynotes that rally the troops in favor of organics while said troops munch on tortilla or potato chips.

May 8, 2012 — David Biello

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