Officials at NASA’s Ames Research Center triggered a scientists’ boycott of a conference on the search for exoplanets with an inaccurate characterization of federal law governing access by Chinese nationals to NASA facilities, according to the lawmaker who wrote the law. In a letter to Administrator Charles Bolden released Oct. 8, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) characterized Ames as “a rat’s nest of inappropriate and possibly illegal activities that appear to have occurred with the concurrence ...

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