FROM Richard Allen
An Earthquake Early Warning System for California? All Californians know they're vulnerable to the Big One, but we're way behind Japan —even Mexico — in developing an alert system. But 30 scientists, working on a shoestring budget, are developing ShakeAlert at the US Geological Service, Cal Tech and the University of California, Berkeley. Richard Allen directs UC Berkeley's Seismological Laboratory.
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?
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?