New Horizons for a Flat World

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

  • To Blog, or Not to Blog

    “I’M HOME FROM HAVING A COLONOSCOPY—everything went fine, but I think I’ll let the drugs leave my system for a while longer before doing any serious blogging.” —Instapundit (Glenn Reynolds) 12/5/05, 11:19… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Winter 2006

    White House unveils pandemic flu plan In a November 1 speech at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), President Bush proposed a multiyear plan to address the growing global threat of an… Read More


Real Numbers

  • Brain Mobility

    The high level of participation of international scientists and engineers in U.S. laboratories and classrooms warrants increased efforts to understand this phenomenon and to ensure that policies regarding the movement and activities… Read More

Book Reviews

  • Book cover of Out of Eden

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    An increasingly common aspect of globalization is the movement of plant and animal species to places that they did not previously inhabit. This movement includes plants sold for use in the horticultural… Read More
  • The World is Flat book cover

    Racing to the top

    The United States is in a race to the top of a flat world. Will it win in this competition for the highest global standard of living? According to Thomas Friedman in… Read More
  • State of Fear book cover

    Bad Fiction, Worse Science

    Michael Crichton has achieved celebrity status as a novelist, film director, and television producer/series creator. Trained as a doctor, Crichton never pursued a medical career but instead successfully combined his interest in… Read More
  • The Republican War on Science book cover

    Scientizing politics

    The Republican War on Science offers a catalog of Republican-led confrontations with mainstream science, ranging from attacks on evolution and denial of climate change to the stacking of government advisory committees with… Read More
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