Master of the mind field
If the best mind doctors of the 20th century have, at last,
outlived psychiatry's magical times and the tyranny of
ideologues, then the future will be far kinder to Paul
The pugnacious Bostonian is characteristically
As chief of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins
Hospital, McHugh recently passed the high-water mark of a
thrillingly public, often contentious career-long campaign
against psychiatric pomp and doctrinal influences. Never one to
shrink from skewering the cults of Freud and Jung or bow to the
post-modern cant of an amorphous discipline, he is at the crest
of his profession. The controversies he once embraced have now
left him thriving at a new level of imminence.
Environmental engineers unravel "evaporation
Scientists studying global warming in recent years have found
much data in support of this trend: Temperature, precipitation,
stream flow and cloud cover records all indicate that warmer,
rainier weather is now more common in many regions of the world.
But one set of figures has left them baffled: the readings from
the simple metal pans used to measure evaporation at weather
stations. They indicate that less moisture has been rising back
into the air from these pans.
How, some scholars have asked, could there be
less evaporation when more rain and snow are falling?
This puzzle has been dubbed the "evaporation
paradox." But a solution has surfaced.
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