Can We Cope if the Lights Go Out?

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

  • Let (Most) Discussions Begin

    “Science must be seen as organized evil,” warned one speaker. “Science is a force that can liberate us from everything from tooth decay to violence and premature death,” declared another. When Columbia… Read More

Forum

From the Hill

  • From the Hill

    Federal R&D in FY 2002 will have biggest percentage gain in 20 years Federal R&D spending will rise to $103.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2002, a $12.3 billion or 13.5 percent… Read More

Perspectives

Features

Book Reviews

  • Science at the CIA

    The science and technology (S&T) achievements of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been responsible for many of the agency’s key accomplishments in the field of intelligence analysis. Intelligence gleaned from technical… Read More
  • Imaginary Hazards, Imaginary Cures

    Spectacular discoveries in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease have become the stuff of daily headlines. Diseases that have tormented humans for all of history have been virtually eradicated, life expectancy… Read More
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