FROM Ray Paulick
Goodbye, Barbaro: Much-loved Racehorse Euthanized Barbaro , the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby , gained sympathy all over the world after breaing down in his next race, the Preakness . Veterinarians and trainers have been working since May to keep Barbaro alive, but today they gave up the battle and put him to death. Ray Paulick, Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse , has more on what may have become one of the great racehorses of history.
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?
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.