FROM Steve Koehler
Twenty Two Killed in Weekend Tornadoes We've been hearing a lot about Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and today's massive earthquake in China, two humanitarian of massive proportions. Here in the US this weekend, twenty two people were killed by a massive tornado that struck the Midwest. Steve Koehler of Springfield's News-Leader is in Purdy, a small town in the southwestern part of Missouri that was hard hit.
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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?
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.