Topping our weekly news roundup: American academics and scientists are proving both distraught and motivated by the magical thinking that has come to typify official Washington — including the Republican-controlled Congress — in the Trump era. So much so that many scientists are now running for office.
In a catastrophe, the local infrastructure is destroyed. That’s the post-hurricane situation facing Puerto Rico, a humanitarian logistics expert says, and federal aid is being based on faulty assumptions about local infrastructure and resources. This incongruity is prolonging suffering, an analysis reveals.