David Keith, Harvard University, discusses his article on geoengineering from the Spring 2017 issue.
Above all, that the nation needs to get a lot better at linking scientific advance to economically and socially valuable technologies.
Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West, by John Fleck (reviewed by Katharine L. Jacobs).
Conversations with “real” Americans and the supposed divide between science and religion.
How eighteenth and nineteenth century science and religion reinforced one another in coping with what was then the inescapable tragedy of childhood mortality.
As uncomfortable as uncertainty is, it begets a healthy humility that can inspire us to keep searching for answers.
Are cops on the science beat?; Publication blues; Power of partnerships; Returning from the brink; When good intentions backfire; Eyes on AI; Designing chestnuts.
Is Google search a useful tool for a true seeker?
Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson (reviewed by Frank Pasquale).
Expanding the ethical discussion of marine cloud brightening.
Advances in our understanding of the genome suggest that for most public health challenges it may not be.
An interview with Marilynne Robinson by Creative Nonfiction editor Lee Gutkind and Issues in Science and Technology editor Daniel Sarewitz.
Table of Contents for the Fall 2017 issue
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