FROM Stanley Holmes
Is Boeing's Dreamliner as Environmentally Friendly as Promised? When Boeing rolled out its 787 Dreamliner this weekend, it staged a global event of its own, linking partner-sites in Japan and Italy as well as Everett, Washington. The 787 is a major investment in plastic--to increase size, while lowering weight and requiring less fuel--at a time when the airline industry is both expanding and taking heat for its impact on the environment. Stanley Holmes, Seattle correspondent for Business Week magazine, has more on the fastest-selling commercial airplane in history, even though it won't make its first flight until September.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
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?