ALICE AYCOCK, Twister 12 feet (Park Avenue Paper Chase), Aluminum, 12’ high x 12’ diameter, Unique edition, 2014. The sculpture is currently installed at 66th Street on Park Avenue.

First Looks: Summer 2014

(Complete issue will be available online in mid-September 2014.)

How Hurricane Sandy Tamed the Bureaucracy

A practical story of making science useful for society, with lessons destined to grow in importance.

Breaking the Climate Deadlock

Developing a broad and effective portfolio of technology options could provide the common ground on which conservatives and liberals agree.


Cloning Wildlife: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals, by Carrie Friese (reviewed by Stewart Brand); Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle against Climate Change Failed—and What It Means for Our Future, by Dale Jamieson (Elizabeth L. Malone).


Evidence-driven policy
Model behavior
Wet drones
Robots aren’t taking your job
Climate change on the right
Does U.S. science still rule?
Chinese aspirations

More articles from the Summer 2014 issue