Demonstrable energy; Case for small nukes; Controversial conservation ; NIHs predicament; Free genetics innovation; Diversifying STEM; Retirement conundrum; Humanistic engineering
2016 budget proposal; Budget winners and losers; Hill addendum
Arthur Bienenstock, Ann M. Arvin, David Korn
The Bush administration didnt get everything wrong about climate change, and the Obama administration isnt getting everything right. A truly effective climate policy would include the best elements of each approach.
Michael M. Crow, William B. Dabars
The supposed conflict between research intensity and increased student access serves the branding needs of our elite universities, but not the social and economic needs of the nation. A new institutional design is emerging that meets the dual obligations of equity and excellence without compromising on either.
Richard R. Nelson
Physics studies different things, and in different ways, than other sciences. Understanding those differences is important if we are to have effective science policies.
Andrea Saltelli, Philip B. Stark, William Becker, Pawel Stano
The uncertainties associated with mathematical models that assess the costs and benefits of climate change policy options are unknowable. Such models can be valuable guides to scientific inquiry, but they should not be used to guide climate policy decisions.