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Are Rorschach tests really any good?

Psychologists are up in arms about the posting of the 10 original Rorschach tests on Wikipedia . As detailed in today's New York Times , many of them fear that the easy availability of the inkblots could undermine their usefulness in assessing personality and mental illness...

July 29, 2009 — Philip Yam

Yawn: A new cue for drowsy driver warning systems

Several automakers have recently come to agree that their high-end vehicles should include a warning system to keep drivers from falling asleep, a problem that causes at least 100,000 crashes annually, according to the U.S...

July 29, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

British crayfish get a "safe haven" from American invaders and a fungus that eats them from the inside out

Looking for crayfish in Britain? Look hard. Almost 95 percent of British crayfish have been wiped out in the last 20 years. Now some of the few remaining crustaceans are going into hiding in a desperate, last-gasp chance to save their species from extinction.Like so many problems around the world, this one can be placed squarely on the heads of Americans—although in this case, we're talking about American signal crayfish ( Pacifastacus leniusculus )...

July 28, 2009 — John Platt

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