Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

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In California, prison inmates who have committed serious crimes and have been diagnosed with a major mental illness can be forced to serve their parole in a state hospital. At Atascadero State Hospital, shown above in this 1999 photo, there are more than 600 such patients. "As a group," says the hospital's director, "the mentally disordered offenders are the most aggressive." Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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How Do You Hold Mentally Ill Offenders Accountable?

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Treating Stress, Speech Disorders With Music

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Rats Show Empathy, By Freeing Trapped Companions

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Combating Depression With Meditation, Diet

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What Happens To The Criminally Insane, After Court

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Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Stethoscope'

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ADHD Sufferers Fear An Adderall Shortage

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Strangers Can Spot Genetic Disposition For Empathy

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Meeting Child Victims' Needs After Sexual Abuse

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Cure Winter Blues With Light Therapy

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