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.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?