Scientists take to the streets, gays in the Korean military, France heads to the polls
April 21, 2017
Today, we talk about why scientists are taking to the streets on Saturday in a global series of protests dubbed the first March for Science. And, will Thursday's attack in Paris affect the way people vote in the country's too-close-to-call election? Also, a new online magazine in France is designed to give voice to Muslim women. Plus, an Iranian American astronomer whose passion for the stars was sparked when she was just 7.
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Thursday's terror attack will undoubtedly have an influence on the French election, but how won't be clear until Sunday.
In roughly 200 cities across the globe, marchers on Sunday will advocate for everything from GMOs to federal science funding.
The civil wars raging in Syria are pretty horrific for most people involved. But for North Korea, the carnage has had a silver lining. They've made a ton of money selling weapons and ammunition.
The already confusing and uncertain French presidential election just got a little more so.
"In France, we talk constantly about Muslims, especially Muslim women, but you never get to hear us." That's why some French Muslim women started the online magazine, Lallab.
A watchdog group that tracks human rights in the South Korean military says the army leadership is violating its own regulations by going after soldiers suspected of homosexual activity.