Human enhancement; A necessary critique of science; Squaring biofuels with food; Nurturing the U.S. high-tech workforce; Manufacturing's hidden heroes; Environmental data
Climate change legislation advances; FY 2010 budget proposal backs more increases for R&D; NIH releases guidelines for stem cell research; NASA to review human space flight activities
Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment, and our quality of life than it has ever been before.
The world's citizens and governments must accept that Earth's resources are finite and commit themselves to the development of new power sources for automobiles.
The scientific community can play an essential role in providing the tools for humanity to satisfy its moral imperative to feed the hungry.
Meeting basic human needs without degrading the planet's vital systems will require an ambitious, interdisciplinary, and solution-oriented research program.
Current policies have slowed but not stopped the depletion of fish stocks.
Dreams of a near-term transformation are illusory.
Gilbert S. Omenn
The potential is widely recognized, but much more knowledge is needed to make the science clinically useful.
Don E. Detmer
After almost two decades of advocacy, the health care system might finally be ready to take full advantage of information technology to improve quality and efficiency.
Fundamental research linked to well-defined societal goals is a critical but underused tool of science and technology policy.
Providing access to high-performance computing for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors would be a boon to innovation.
Michael R. Nelson
A new age of more flexible, less expensive, and more secure computing will emerge soon if governments act wisely.
What is taught in schools today is a caricature of science.
We need to incorporate the human dimensions of individual struggle, creativity, and adventure into the way we teach science.
Congress should seize the opportunity to shift to a system of direct user fees to support transportation activities.
The Democratic Party's enthusiastic embrace of science is delivering immediate financial rewards for research, but it raises long-term questions about the politicization of science.