Daily dip: jellyfish, snow leopards, dinos, PTSD, more conservative anatomy, et alia

OK. Animals first, then everybody else.

(Other) Animals

Want Your Own Dinosaur? Place Your Bids

Jellyfish numbers rise  My son and I saw this last year when we were at the EuroScience conference (highly recomennded) in Barcelona (ditto). The beaches had warnings of whole rafts of these. Determined to get wet in the Med, I dipped my toes.

Forget Apple, Here's the Real Snow Leopard

Everybody else

Top soldiers denounce torture.

Earlier Model of Human Brain's Energy Usage Underestimated Its Efficiency Covered heavily, but maybe you missed it.

Alison Bass, whose book "Side Effects" just won the National Assn of Science Writers Science-in-Society Award, explains Why doctors are still "crazy" about antidepressants

"A cadre of people who understand the science" or how it's about time medicine studied information transfer as well as Southwest Airlines does. 

Hendrik Hertzberg draws the anatomy of the conservative organism

Pentagon is treating troops for PTSD, but experts say measurements ... - Stars and Stripes

"In a vast military organization obsessed with metrics and measuring every
aspect of its performance, experts say there is one glaring gap: The Pentagon
has no system in place to evaluate whether its downrange crisis interventions
are actually working."

This is shocking and somehow unsurprising. The VA has been treating vets for PTSD for 35 years -- but lacks good information on which treatments work best or worst and why.


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