FROM Rick Schwartz
The Race to Save the Northern White Rhino There are just three Northern White Rhinoceros left in the world after a fourth died yesterday at the San Diego Zoo of a bacterial infection and age-related health issues. Nola, a female, had to be euthanized . Her species is the most endangered on Earth, and the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is doing all it can to preserve it from total extinction. Nola, seen here at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on April 24, 2015. Photo by Jeff Keeton
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?