FROM Ronald Kohanski
Can Young Blood Curb the Effects of Ageing? There's a familiar cliché — dreaded by the veterans of any occupation -- that "it's time for new blood." Now it turns out there may be something to it. The blood of young mice injected into the streams of old mice seems to reverse some effects of ageing. We hear about the latest research and what it might mean for humans from Jocelyn Kaiser, staff writer for Science Magazine, and Ronald Kohanski, Deputy Director of the Division of Ageing Biology at the National Institute on Ageing, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Trump, the GOP and the rule of law Conservatives — and some Republicans — are criticizing the President for "the mess he made" in firing FBI Director James Comey. We hear about a potential successor, the possibility of "obstruction of justice" and the constitutional separation of powers.
Is the United States losing its moral authority in the world? American support for human rights has often been criticized as more about words than it is about action. President Trump is creating more skeptics than ever. What are the consequences for America's role in the world?
The free-flowing leaks in the Trump White House President Obama tried to clamp down on leakers, but the Trump Administration is besieged almost as never before. Are the "anonymous sources" partisans or worried professionals? Are they endangering the republic or performing a public service?
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."