FROM Peter Aldhous
Revising Psychiatry's 'Bible' of Disorders The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the go-to "bible" for psychiatrists in diagnosing disorders. A fifth revision is underway now, with new terms, "intellectual disability" instead of "mental retardation." There are also new categories for disorders and new "behavioral" addictions. Gambling gets labeled an addiction, but sex does not. Peter Aldhous, San Francisco Bureau Chief for New Scientist , explains what these revisions all mean.
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
Trump, Russia and rabbit holes Conservatives are now joining liberal critics of President Trump by demanding to know about his administration’s ties to Russia. We hear about Washington latest political flap and possible unintended consequence.
Trump reversing Obama's climate change legacy President Trump has vowed, in his words, to "turn the EPA from a job-killer into a job-creator," and today, he's announcing his order for "energy independence." We look at the prospects for putting his promises into effect by ripping up the Obama legacy on climate change.