Reaching the middle class; A new research model; Better energy innovation; Energy conversion; Keeping kids in school
Robert Saunders, Mark D. Smith
The United States has a timely opportunity — and pressing need — to build a smart health care system that provides best care at lower cost. Here's how.
M. Granger Morgan, Paul Gottlieb, Robert R. Nordhaus
As this approach to geoengineering gains attention, a coordinated plan for research will make it possible to understand how it might work and what dangers it could present.
Jane C. S. Long, Dane Scott
Much remains uncertain about geoengineering, which may offer important benefits—or risks. In moving ahead, there is a set of guidelines that should prove valuable.
Kenneth Prewitt, Robert Hauser
In areas ranging from health care to national security, understanding the human dimension is essential to achieving national goals.
Ben A. Minteer, Leah R. Gerber
Current policy approaches to manage whaling and protect whales are failing. It's time to try a new approach that combines economic pragmatism and ethical principles.
Alexandra S. Beatty
A multifaceted strategy can complement school reform by addressing the many out-of-school factors that affect academic performance.
The nation needs to take a more comprehensive approach to improving educational outcomes for low-income and minority students and English learners.
Fuel cells offer considerable benefits, but developing them for commercial application has failed. To speed progress, a national program is needed to answer basic research questions.