The Global Environment

Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.

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  • Ethical Dilemmas

    To be successful, the Human Genome Project, the 15-year-long effort to map the estimated 3 billion nucleotides and 100,000 genes that form the genetic makeup of a human being, will need to… Read More
  • Rethinking Drug Policy

    As the 1996 presidential campaign heats up, drug use and control have once again become prominent political issues. Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole has labeled the increased use of marijuana among teenagers,… Read More
  • The Politics of Space

    In Can Democracies Fly in Space?, W. D. Kay, a political scientist at Northeastern University, argues that “something is terribly wrong” with the U.S. civil space program. It is in trouble,… Read More
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