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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

  • The Electronic Word

    Publication on the Internet has been in the headlines recently. First, the posting of the Starr report on the grand jury investigation of President Clinton created an electronic logjam as hundreds of… Read More

Forum

  • Forum

    International science cooperation In “Toward a Global Science” (Issues, Summer 1998), Bruce M. Alberts highlights four principles that guide the international activities of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. They… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill

    Drive to double R&D spending gains momentum The spotlight on the importance of national investments in R&D has shifted and intensified recently. In a June 8 commencement speech at the Georgia Institute… Read More

Perspectives

Features

Book Reviews

  • Consilience by Edward Wilson

    Consilience

    E. O. Wilson is one of the most important intellectuals of our time. He is a scientific leader, well known for his work on ants and his cocreation (with Robert MacArthur) of… Read More
  • Scientific Truth-Telling

    The Ascent of Science is a magisterial, witty, and certainly perceptive guide to how contemporary science came to be. It is an idiosyncratic tour, a reflection of the author’s tastes, enthusiasms, and… Read More
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