FROM Robert A. Smith
New Guidelines Create Confusion about Mammograms Breast cancer kills 41,000 American women every year, but hundreds of thousands survive — largely because of early diagnosis. One big question is, how early? Mammograms can save lives, but can also generate "false positives" that lead to further tests and treatments that could be unnecessary. Now, after years of recommending annual mammograms starting at age 40, the American Cancer Society says 45 . But other agencies disagree, leaving questions of life or death up to individual women and their doctors.
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?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
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?