FROM Michael López-Alegría
Astronaut Scott Kelly's One Year Mission and the Twin Study The longest American space voyage ever is now over and scientists are about to swarm over Scott Kelly. When the astronaut touched down yesterday in Kazakhstan, he set a record for the longest spaceflight by an American. Kelly now holds the record of 340 days in space… and comparison with his twin brother , former astronaut Mark Kelly, offers a unique opportunity. We hear what's in store for Kelly and from America's former record holder. Two thumbs up from NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, resting in a chair outside of the spacecraft just minutes after he landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 ( Bill Ingalls/NASA ) Astronaut twins Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.