Administration releases FY 2015 budget request; FY 2014 appropriations finalized.
Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology, and Politics, by Laura Kirgan (reviewed by Jason Lloyd); The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andres McAfee (Robert D. Atkinson); Open Access, by Peter Suber (Paul F. Uhlir).
nude tumblr glitch 4
Anticipating a Luddite Revival
Advances in information technology and robotics are already transforming the workplace, and even greater changes lie ahead. Here’s a look at what the next two decades might bring.
Is U.S. Science in Decline?
The nation’s position relative to other countries is changing, but this need not be reason for alarm.
Reconstructing the View
Photographs by Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe.
Conservatism and Climate Science
Objections to liberal environmental orthodoxy have less to do with the specifics of the research or the economic interests of the fossil fuel industry than with fundamental questions about hubris and democratic values.
The Politics behind China’s Quest for Nobel Prizes
China is applying its strategy for winning Olympic gold to science policy. It may be surprised by the outcomes—but overall, the world will benefit.
A Survival Plan for the Wild Cyborg
In order to stay human in the current intimate technological revolution, we must become high-tech people with quirky characters. Here are seven theses to nail to the door of our technological church.
New technologies can change the world—so who should decide how to use them?