Caught in Traffic

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 – Fall 2002

    S&T given big boost in homeland security department Both the House and Senate would create an undersecretary for science and technology (S&T) in the proposed Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The House… Read More



Real Numbers

Book Reviews

  • Tuxedo Park book cover

    Science and Security

    In 2002, the story of Alfred Lee Loomis–lawyer, Wall Street tycoon, patron of science, and ultimately member of the National Academy of Sciences–is an exceedingly timely historical reminder that, however unique Loomis… Read More
  • Science, Truth, and Democracy by Philip Kitcher

    Science’s Social Responsibility

    Philip Kitcher, the distinguished Columbia University philosopher, has written a book that is clear, well argued, and, under the guise of eminent sensibility, surprisingly subversive. In Part I, “The Search for Truth,”… Read More
  • Travels in the Genetically Modified Zone book cover with fish made of corn

    Food Fights

    Like a bee pollinating a field of flowers, biologist and honeybee researcher Mark Winston spent more than two years buzzing around the twilight zone of agricultural biotechnology. This genetically modified (GM) terrain… Read More
  • Flames in our Forrest book cover by Stephen Arno

    The Politics of Fire

    Suppressing fire was the stated policy of the U.S. Forest Service for much of the past century and still dominates the thinking of most voters and legislators. Its consequence has been to… Read More
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