Rethinking What Research Government Should Fund

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


  • Forum

    Science and foreign policy Frank Loy, Under Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. State Department, and Roland Schmitt, president emeritus of Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, recognize that the State Department has lagged… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill

    Congress split on FY 2000 funding for R&D As the September 30 deadline loomed for approval of all FY 2000 appropriations bills, Congress was deeply split on R&D funding, with the House… Read More



Book Reviews

  • Funding Science in America by James Savage

    Pork Barrel Science

    In 1972, three architects—Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour—published a book entitled Learning from Las Vegas. Its premise was simple if controversial: That however garish, ugly, and bizarre an… Read More
  • Cover of a book titled The Sun, The Genome and The Internet

    Imagining the Future

    Speculating about humanity’s future has become a fairly dreary business of late. Although there are many attempts to sketch landscapes for the coming millennium, the pictures generated are typically stiff and lifeless.… Read More
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