Accusations of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ levelled at critics of President 45 and his allies are becoming more common. Whilst versions of this syndrome, ‘President Derangement Syndrome’ (PDS) have also been associated with Trump’s previous two predecessors, it has never before been used in the manner that is increasingly today, to gaslight an entire nation.
Collecting the most important and interesting science stories for a frankly bizarre week in science, including alien octopus origins refuted, a US Senator who thinks ‘falling rocks’ are responsible or rising sea levels and the American President that doesn’t know the difference between HPV and HIV.
Collecting the most important and interesting science news for the second week of May 2018, including North Korea’s mountain of a nuclear problem, volcano Kilauea continues to wreak havoc on Hawaii’s Big Island, NASA’s carbon monitoring activities are quietly killed and research points to the use of light-sails to spearhead a new age of space exploration.
We shouldn’t expect too much from someone whose moral compass was calibrated in the newsroom of Kelvin Mackenzie at the Sun in the late 1980s. Morgan’s fast-track apprenticeship in soaking-up Mackenzie’s insidious brand of bonk journalism and fake news has been a feature of his career and runs through him like a stick of Blackpool rock, staining everything he touches.