FROM Sean Gulick
New Dig May Solve What Killed the Dinosaurs Later this month, a new drilling rig will be set up in the Gulf of Mexico, but it won't be probing for oil. It'll be looking to understand one of the great events that have affected life on this planet. Photo: Thomas Vandenberghe The Chicxulub Crater was created when a very large asteroid hit the Earth some 66 million years ago. It's now underwater in the Gulf of Mexico. Later this month, researchers from the US and the United Kingdom will be taking core samples of rock beneath the surface, hoping to learn more about the event that's thought to have killed off the dinosaurs. University of Texas geophysicist Sean Gulick is co-chief scientist for the project .
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."