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SPRING 2014

Perspectives

And Now for Something Completely Different.

From the Hill

Administration releases FY 2015 budget request; FY 2014 appropriations finalized.

Perspectives

Craig Boardman on understanding today’s R&D management.

Real Numbers

Poverty and vulnerability to storms

Books

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).

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Features

FEATURES

YU XIE

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.

STEVEN F. HAYWARD

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.

JUNBO YU

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.

RINIE VAN EST

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.

GREGORY BENFORD

Eagle
New technologies can change the world—so who should decide how to use them?