New Efforts to Overhaul Psychiatric Diagnoses Spurred by DSM Turmoil: Tomorrow marks the official release of the DSM-5, a hugely influential diagnostic guide that defines disorders of the mind. Many experts say it's fundamentally flawed, and efforts to develop a better alternative have begun.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Fiftieth Anniversary of Chaos: Edward Lorenz wasn't planning to spark a scientific revolution when he published his famous paper on weather models in 1963. But the unexpected behavior of his equations opened the door to an entirely new field: chaos theory. Fifty years later, Samuel Arbesman takes a look at what this new way of scientific thinking has wrought.
Oregon legislators are considering a bill to legalize and license medical marijuana retailers, calling it a step toward reining in abuses of the state's 15-year-old effort to allow people to use pot for therapy.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Google's New Hangouts App: Exactly How Chat Should Be: The new Google Hangouts app combines typed conversations, images, and video conferencing into a single, seamless experience. This is the way chat is supposed to be.
Google Unifies Cross-Platform Messaging Services With 'Hangouts': Google has unveiled a new unified messaging service that is designed to work on Android, iOS, and the web. Called Hangouts, the app incorporates and unifies several different Google services, including Google Talk, Google+ Messenger, and the existing Google+ Hangouts.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Science of Loneliness: How Isolation Can Kill You | New Republic: Psychobiologists can now show that loneliness sends misleading hormonal signals, rejiggers the molecules on genes that govern behavior, and wrenches a slew of other systems out of whack. They have proved that long-lasting loneliness not only makes you sick; it can kill you. Emotional isolation is ranked as high a risk factor for mortality as smoking.
Marvel Releases Full "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Trailer - Comic Book Resources: ABC have released the first full official trailer for the highly anticipated Joss Whedon series that gives a much better look at what to expect from the story and cast
Square's new Stand turns iPad into a cash register: Aimed squarely—if you’ll pardon the pun—at small businesses, the $299 Square Stand allows you to connect an iPad to a secure card-swiping machine; it’s designed to work alongside the company’s free Register app. This, in turn, combines a credit-card-processing facility with a powerful point-of-sale system that can be used to maintain inventory and charge customers, essentially working like a souped-up version of a traditional cash register.
The Stand also features a hub that can be used to connect external accessories to the system, including a receipt printer, cash drawer, and barcode scanner. The current version works with an iPad 2 or a third-generation iPad—later this year, the company will release a version that works with Apple tablets that use the new Lightning connector.
Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield shot, edited ‘Space Oddity’ music video with Apple iPad, GarageBand (with video)
Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield shot, edited ‘Space Oddity’ music video with Apple iPad, GarageBand (with video): Commander Chris Hadfield’s tear-jerking farewell to the International Space Station...
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Catalog, the book that changed the world | Books | The Observer: Stewart Brand was at the heart of 60s counterculture and is now widely revered as the tech visionary whose book anticipated the web. We meet the man for whom big ideas are a way of life
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
"Iron Man 3's" Shane Black Closes "Doc Savage" Deal: Sony Pictures has greenlit "Iron Man 3" director Shane Black’s long-standing dream project "Doc Savage," which he will also co-write. SPINOFF ONLINE has more details on the project.
Roku's PBS, PBS Kids channels go live, stream full episodes: The new channels will stream full episodes of popular shows like "Nova," "Austin City Limits," and "Curious George."
Watch an 8-Minute Recap of Venture Brothers Before the Season 5 Premiere: Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Not a holiday special! Venture Brothers season five is premiering at select locations around the country on May 28 and 29, nearly a week before the season¿s network premiere on June 2.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Google+ adds instant replay, rewind to Hangouts On Air: Google launches some "highly-requested" features for Hangouts On Air, but cautions that it may take longer to set up the online broadcasts.