Information Technology and the Research University

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

  • At Last

    The last time that the look of Issues was updated was the fall of 1988, when I joined the magazine. The 1988 design put Issues at the forefront of the movement toward… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Fall 2005

    Energy bill signed, little impact seen on oil and gas use After several years of impasse in Congress, President Bush on August 8 signed into law a bill that includes a broad… Read More



Real Numbers

Book Reviews

  • Act III in Patagonia Book Cover with 5 green eggs in a nest

    Patagonia dreaming

    There once was a world so lush with life that colonies of animals stretched as far as the eye could see. Of course this is not news. We’ve had glimpses of this… Read More
  • Innovation Book Cover with hands hovering over a crystal ball

    Tech talk

    At a meeting on Bali a decade ago, just as the Internet bubble was inflating, University of California, Berkeley, Nobel laureate Charlie Townes held an audience of Asian entrepreneurs spellbound as he… Read More
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