The future of nuclear deterrence; Bioscience security issues; A better war on drugs; U.S. aeronautics; A new science degree; Improving energy policy; Energy clarified; Research integrity; Safer chemical use
Federal R&D funding stuck on hold; New Bush climate plan falls short, critics say; EPA revises clean air standard
Michael M. Crow
The blunt and even confrontational language of the new policy puts the United States at odds with the priorities of the other space-faring nations.
Richard E. Benedick
With the Kyoto Protocol's global process bogging down, a parallel strategy of smaller, focused negotiations to achieve partial solutions could put the world back on the right path.
Laura L. Carstensen
Research to understand the psychological and emotional processes of aging is essential to creating a society in which the elderly can thrive.
R. William Johnstone
More than five years after 9/11, the federal government has yet to come to grips with basic questions about priorities, roles, and funding.
Jon M. Peha
Today's system puts the lives of first responders and the public at risk. What's needed is a nationwide broadband network, and policymakers now have a perfect opportunity to act.
Robert D. Atkinson
Current proposals to stimulate U.S. competitiveness are necessary but not sufficient to meet the challenges posed by a rapidly evolving global economy and the aggressive policies of other nations.