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New Horizons for a Flat World

Winter 2006


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From the Hill


White House unveils pandemic flu plan; Senate delays action on bill to ease stem cell research restrictions; Senators urge U.S. to return to climate change talks; House votes to revamp Endangered Species Act


Editor’s Journal


Kevin Finneran


A Green Approach to Tax Reform


Craig Hanson


The Kyoto Placebo


Ruth Greenspan Bell


Rethinking, Then Rebuilding New Orleans


Richard E. Sparks

This time around, science should contribute to a systemic long-term plan that will better accommodate the natural forces that shape the Mississippi Delta.


Restoring Rivers


Margaret A. Palmer, J. David Allan

The work has begun, but we have yet to determine what works best.


Yes, in My Backyard: Distributed Electric Power


Richard Munson


Will Government Programs Spur the Next Breakthrough?


Vernon W. Ruttan

Economy-changing technologies often originated in government research. Are today's federal programs sufficiently ambitious to catalyze the next big thing?


Is the Next Economy Taking Shape?


Robert D. Atkinson


A Forgotten Model for Purposeful Science


Richard J. Green, Wil Lepkowski


Collaborative Advantage


Leonard Lynn, Hal Salzman


Real Numbers: Brain Mobility



Book Review: Stranger in a strange land


Julie L. Lockwood

Out of Eden: An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion
, by
Alan Burdick.


Book Review: Racing to the top


Catherine L. Mann

The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
, by
Thomas Friedman.


Book Review: Scientizing politics


Daniel Sarewitz

The Republican War on Science
, by
Chris Mooney.


Book Review: Bad fiction, worse science


Alan Miller

State of Fear
, by
Michael Crichton.


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