FROM Geza Gyuk
Citizen Scientists Get Involved in Deep Space Research Powerful telescopes on Earth and in orbit are producing thousands of images of stars and galaxies, so many there aren’t enough professional astronomers to interpret them all. You would think they’d turn to computers, but it turns out that the human eye is actually better at detecting minute differences between one photo and the next. At the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, " citizen scientists " are providing important research assistance, not just on faraway galaxies but on the Moon as well. Geza Gyuk is Director of Astronomy at the Adler.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?