Kings of the Sun: NASA shows off what it's learned from a year's worth of data about the sun from its SOHO satellite. NASA will trot out what promise to be truly spectacular new photos in an effort to drum up public support for the productive SOHO observatory, which is in danger of losing its funding.
Unless the Supreme Court issues a stay today, California tomorrow will become the nation's test kitchen for uncooking affirmative action. Proposition 209 — barring race- or gender-based preferential treatment in public employment, education and contracting — takes effect Thursday. Its opponents won't go down without a show of resistance: The Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to lead a "Save the Dream" march across the Golden Gate Bridge.