Climate engineering; Why carbon capture is not enough; Making big science decisions; Measuring research benefits; Bats and human health; Boundaries for biosecurity.
Editor’s Journal: No Time for Rubbernecking
From the Hill
Trump budget proposal: gloomy, but just a proposal.
Perspective: Publish and Perish
Perspective: Should Artificial Intelligence Be Regulated?
Amitai Etzioni, Oren Etzioni
Perspective: It’s the Partnership, Stupid
Ben Shneiderman, James Hendler
Perspective: Philosopher’s Corner: Genome Fidelity and the American Chestnut
Rethinking the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide
M. Granger Morgan, Parth Vaishnav, Hadi Dowlatabadi, Inês L. Azevedo
The standard benefit-cost methodology that is used to calculate marginal costs of environmental regulations should not be used for long-lasting greenhouse gases.
An embattled economist’s research shows that energy efficiency can’t solve climate change. But it is an important contributor to human progress.
If policy makers want to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy, they should heed the lessons of the decision sciences and take another look at nuclear energy.
The Age of Weaponized Narrative
Braden R. Allenby
Advanced information technologies are adding a new dimension to regional and global conflict and asymmetric warfare. The United States is an especially vulnerable target.
On highly charged issues, such as climate change and endangered species, peer review literature and public discourse are aggressively patrolled by self-appointed sheriffs in the scientific community.
Book Review: Culture Research
Kristin Bratton Nelson
Book Review: The End of the Line
G. Pascal Zachary
Book Review: A Coming of (Information) Age Story
Richard Van Atta