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Awarded yearly, the Ig Nobel prizes recognize some of the most silly, thought-provoking scientific research.

Diagnoses of mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia spike in adolescence and early adulthood, but researchers may one day be able to identify children at higher risk and prevent later onset, a leading neuroscientist said at a AAAS Capitol Hill briefing.

Employees at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its journal Science today expressed shock and deep sadness at the tragic loss of the gifted science journalist and artist, Constance Holden.

Holden, 68, a veteran journalist and painter affectionately known to friends and colleagues as “Tancy,” apparently had just left the AAAS headquarters building on her bicycle around 6:00 p.m. Monday 12 April when she was struck and killed by a truck providing support for the Nuclear Security Summit taking place in downtown Washington, D.C.