This week was a less than typical issue for catching my interest. The news blurb on NASA priorities was good – the Pew Research Center survey and the interview w/ Bridenstine (NASA Administrator). The update on the status of the Baobab trees was sad: Africa’s strange, old baobab trees are dying (a Nature article, highlighted by Science). Update on the potential for the U.S. getting coordinated and funded for quantum research is hopeful. The article and insight on machine learning for imagery was also interesting.