FROM Min Zin
Aung San Suu Kyi's Trial Extended On trial in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi faces up to five years in prison in a case that the international community says is bogus. Lawyers in Rangoon wrapped up their closing arguments today and prosecutors will present theirs on Monday. The Nobel Peace Prize-winner is charged with violating house arrest because an American man swam to her lakeside home earlier this year. The trial has dragged on for more than two months, and a guilty verdict is considered likely. Min Zin, a teaching fellow at the University of California-Berkeley, has worked with Suu Kyi in Burma.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
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