Independent ProducerSusan Karlin is an award-winning science and technology journalist based in Los Angeles. She also covers the nexus of science and entertainment, with a particular fondness for sci-fi and comics. She has written for Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, Scientific American, and Discover, and reported for NPR and BBC Radio. She has also traveled to every continent, reporting from such diverse areas as Vietnam, the Arctic, and the West Bank.
FROM Susan Karlin
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.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.