Construction on the Thirty-Meter Telescope on Hawaii's Mauna Kea has pitted some native Hawaiians against astronomers. Now Hawaiian governor David Ige has a proposal that allows for the continuing construction of the telescope—provided that some older telescopes on the volcano are shut down. In this episode of Good Thing/Bad Thing, Molly Solomon, a reporter at Hawaii Public Radio, gives us her take on the telescope proposal.
And Rachel Feltman of The Washington Post
joins us to talk about a few selected short subjects in science this week, like a herpes virus engineered to fight skin cancer
, and an unlikely fossil hunter
, who serves on the board of directors of a creationist museum.
Produced by Christopher Intagliata, Senior Producer