Global Tour of Innovation Policy

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.

Forum

  • Forum

    Science policy matters Daniel Sarewitz asks, “Does Science Policy Matter?” (Issues, Summer 2007). The answer is “absolutely yes.” In a high-tech global economy, science and technology are indispensable to… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill

    President Bush signs competitiveness bill On August 9, President Bush signed into law the bipartisan America COMPETES Act (H.R. 2272), aimed at bolstering basic research and education in science, technology, engineering, and… Read More

Perspectives

Features

Real Numbers

  • Global trends in R&D Spending

    Several years of economic growth have benefited investment in science, technology, and innovation. Business investment has increased and consumer spending has rebounded. This has increased demand for innovative products, processes, and services,… Read More

Book Reviews

  • The Next Catastrophe book cover

    Risky business

    There are three classes of disasters, distinguished by their cause: deliberately initiated disasters, such as the 9/11 attacks; natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005; and industrial disasters, such as the… Read More
  • The Unnatural History of the Sea by Callum Roberts

    Despoiled seas

    Market hunting has been prohibited in the United States for more than 100 years, and today we tend to look aghast at the practice that exterminated the passenger pigeon while bringing many… Read More
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