FROM Stanley Gold
The Beijing to Paris Rally The Peking to Paris auto rally started in 1907, before English speakers learned to say "Beijing." It's 10,000 miles from the Great Wall through the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, Russia and Ukraine, over mountain passes in Slovakia and Austria, and finally to Paris. One driver and one navigator have 30 days to make it — in a vintage car. This year's rally is scheduled to begin on May 28 and end on the last day of June. Garrick Staples is a computer systems administrator who will be driving a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. Stanley Gold, president of Shamrock Holdings, will pilot a 1965 Porsche 911.
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.