Flaws In Forensic Science

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

  • Prime Time Science

    Sometimes fantasy beats reality—at least on TV. For decades, the science community has been waiting for a popular TV program that features scientists as engaging dramatic characters and the work of science… Read More


  • Forum

    Federal R&D: More balanced support needed Thomas Kalil (“A Broader Vision for Government Research,” Issues, Spring 2003) is correct that the missions of agencies with limited capacities to support research… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill

    Big R&D spending increases slated for defense, homeland security Congress appears poised to substantially increase overall R&D spending for fiscal year (FY) 2004. However, virtually all of the increases would go for… Read More



Real Numbers

  • University-Related Research Parks

    University-Related Research Parks A university-related research park is a cluster of technology-based organizations (consisting primarily of private-sector research companies but also of selected federal and state research agencies and not-for-profit research foundations)… Read More

Book Reviews

  • The New Economy Book Cover

    New Economy Lite

    Roger Alcaly’s title overpromises. Despite this, the book contains a useful introduction for a lay reader to a set of topics that academic economists interested in the interaction between high technology and… Read More
  • Book titled Our Final Error

    End of the world?

    The lights in my office at the University of Maryland blinked once and then went out. It was 4:11 p.m. on Thursday, August 14. The Great Blackout of 2003 had just turned… Read More
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