FROM Clare Leschin-Hoar
Genetically Modified Salmon Approved for Consumption The AquaAdvantage salmon has been genetically altered to grow faster than other Atlantic salmon. AquaBounty technology, which produced it, says, "It can be farmed close to major consumer markets in a more sustainable manner." It's taken 20 years for the FDA to approve the genetically modified salmon for human consumption. Will consumers in the United States go along? Photo by josullivan.59
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
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?