Climate Change: Where Do We Go From Here?

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

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Spring 1998

    Clinton’s proposed big boost in R&D spending faces obstacles President Clinton’s FY 1999 budget request, which projects the first surplus in nearly 30 years, calls for increased R&D investments, especially for fundamental… Read More


  • Patent Nonsense

    Pending legislation threatens to tilt the intellectual-property playing field toward established market giants and greatly compound the risks for innovators and their backers. The bill’s effects would be so far-reaching that a… Read More
  • Scorched-Earth Fishing

    The economic and social consequences of overfishing, along with the indiscriminate killing of other marine animals and the loss of coastal habitats, have stimulated media coverage of problems in the oceans. Attention… Read More
  • Patented Genes: An Ethical Appraisal

    On May 18, 1995, about 200 religious leaders representing 80 faiths gathered in Washington, D.C., to call for a moratorium on the patenting of genes and genetically engineered creatures. In their “Joint… Read More


Book Reviews

  • Clone book cover by Gina Kolata

    Cloning news

    Gina Kolata, a science reporter for the New York Times, was the first to write about the cloning of Dolly in a U.S. newspaper. Cloning and its media coverage are the… Read More
  • Book cover of Academic Duty

    Wake-up Call for Academia

    Academic Duty is an important book. It provides a corrective to what Donald Kennedy, former president of Stanford University, points to as the academy’s one-sided focus: academic freedom and rights at the… Read More
  • Nature Wars book cover

    Rethinking pesticide use

    In Nature Wars, Mark L. Winston argues that the public’s equally intense phobias about pests and pesticides often result in irrational pest control decisions. In many situations our hatred of pests… Read More
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