The Current for January 7, 2019
Today on The Current:
- As the trial of suspected Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo resumes in a New York courtroom, so too does a compelling-yet-bloody story of drug trafficking, cartel warfare and incredible violence. But would a conviction do anything stop the flow of illegal drugs.
Some experts envision that a mass migration to Mars could save the human race some day. But U.K. astronomer royal Martin Rees says we shouldn't abandon the planet just yet.
Writers and artists have long drawn inspiration from their dreams, but science writer Alice Robb argues that we should all be paying more attention to what happens when we're asleep, because dreams can help us to process new information, work through our anxieties, and confront our worst fears.