David Korn, Stephen Heinig
Encouraged by Congress to patent inventions, academic researchers now face a drive by government to recover royalty income.
Roger Pielke Jr.
Incompatibility between the definitions used by science and policy organizations is an obstacle to effective action.
Mark A. R. Kleiman
The axing of a key data collection program is a major setback for effective policymaking.
James A. Van Allen
Risk is high, cost is enormous, science is insignificant. Does anyone have a good rationale for sending humans into space?
Jerry F. Franklin, K. Norman Johnson
An overhaul of forest policy is needed to deal with the economic and environmental consequences of globalized production.
To meet the challenge of rapid technological and economic change, we must continue to study and refine the U.S. intellectual property regime.
Jay Apt, Lester B. Lave, Sarosh Talukdar, M. Granger Morgan, Marija Ilic
Although human error can be the proximate cause of a blackout, the real causes are found much deeper in the power system.
S. J. Deitchman
The updated military excelled in Afghanistan and Iraq, but further progress must be supported now to ensure long-term security.
Anne E. Preston
Much more needs to be done to reverse the high rate of attrition of both men and women early in their scientific careers.