President Obama’s job in picking a new Supreme Court justice is made tougher by the thin bench left to him after eight years of Republican rule. In fact, too many of the Democrats’ best-credentialed judges “would be too old to carve out a meaningful legacy if picked to succeed [Justice John Paul] Stevens,” writes Mark Greenbaum. With several relatively youthful Republican members currently serving, he argues the age of Obama’s nominee is a critical factor.
Pando is a stand of aspen in Utah that is 14,000 years old and weighs 12 million pounds. Humans threaten to end its long reign.
The monsoon rains were not always so reliable.
The “attention economy” corrupts science.
“Salvator Mundi” sold for a record-breaking $450 million in 2017, but is it really as valuable as people were led to believe?