FROM Craig Schmitman
The Shuttle Endeavour Is Coming Home The last flight of the space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled for April 29, piloted by Captain Mark Kelly, husband of the injured Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Next stop for the shuttle is the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles. That announcement came from NASA today, the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch. LA won out over eleven other cities.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Does 'hire American' mean fire a foreigner? US companies are allowed to hire employees from other countries with highly developed skills that can't be found here. President Trump says it's being abused as a way to find cheap foreign labor. We hear about the benefits—and the risks—of changing the H-1B program.
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?