Building a Military for the Future

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.

Editor's Journal


  • Does NIH Need a DARPA?

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Division of Research Grants with a symposium on peer review. NIH Director Harold Varmus introduced the theme of the… Read More


Book Reviews

  • Electronic Democracy book cover

    Politics on the Net

    Halfway through her new book Electronic Democracy, Graeme Browning, a science and technology reporter for the National Journal, observes that the study of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg should be required… Read More
  • War by Other Means book cover by John Fialka

    The Market for Spies

    The Cold War may be over, but espionage apparently is still thriving. Now, however, it’s economic espionage. Former FBI and CIA officials have stated that “we’re finding intelligence organizations from countries we’ve… Read More
  • Mismanaged Trade book cover

    Flawed Policy

    In the late 1980s, Kenneth Flamm, an economist at the Brookings Institution, published two highly influential books on government’s role in the development of the computer industry. In Targeting the Computer (1987)… Read More
  • Betrayal of Science and Reason book cover

    In Defense of Environmentalism

    The Betrayal of Science and Reason is the most important rejoinder to date to the “brownlash” (as the Ehrlichs call it) of anti-environmental writing. The bulk of the book is devoted to… Read More
  • Trust in Number by Theodore Porter

    In Numbers We Trust

    Our scientific culture, and much of our public life, is based on trust in numbers. They are commonly accepted as the means to achieving objectivity in analysis, certainty in conclusions, and truth.… Read More
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