FROM Eric Sondheimer
How Safe is High School Football? The National Football League recently paid 765 million dollars to 4500 former players—without admitting responsibility for the brain damage that can cause depression, increased aggression and lack of impulse control. In later life, it can mean PTSD, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. We’ll hear what’s being done to protect players at the high school level in Southern California.
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.
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?