The Continuing Problem of Nuclear Weapons

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Editor's Journal

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Spring 2006

    Constraints continue in proposed R&D budget President Bush’s proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2007, released on February 6, calls for substantial increases in key physical sciences and engineering programs as well… Read More



Real Numbers

Book Reviews

  • Book cover of Cities in the Wilderness

    An antidote to sprawl

    Bruce Babbitt, former Arizona governor and U.S. secretary of the Department of the Interior, proposes not so much a new vision of land use in the United States, as indicated in the… Read More
  • Book cover of Designs on Nature

    Regulatory diversity

    Polling data from the late 1990s in Europe and the United States revealed curious differences in public attitudes. In the United States, there appeared to be a high level of acceptance of… Read More
  • Book cover of Defining NASA

    Lost in space

    In his first year as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator, Michael Griffin concluded that the space shuttle is an “inherently flawed vehicle” and that both the shuttle and the space… Read More
  • Book cover of Deep Water

    A Dam Shame

    Jacques Leslie is a journalist, and Deep Water has a journalist’s style. It reads well and tells a compelling story. The book relates first-person accounts of three protagonists, each of whom is… Read More
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