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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

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Winter 2010

    Climate change debate remains deadlocked Although the House passed a climate change bill in 2009, the Senate remains deadlocked, an outcome that effectively took the steam out of the international climate change… Read More



Real Numbers

  • Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant

    Asia’s rising “clean technology tigers”—China, Japan, and South Korea —are poised to out-compete the United States for dominance of clean energy markets due to their substantially larger government investments to support research… Read More

Book Reviews

  • Meeting the demands of reason book cover: image of Andrei Sakharov

    Fusing Science and Civics

    Andrei Sakharov is widely remembered today for two things. As a physicist, he helped create the Soviet Union’s first and biggest thermonuclear weapons, and as a political dissident, he received the Nobel… Read More
  • Book cover of The Rising Sea

    An ocean of worry

    Although Orrin Pilkey and Rob Young are skeptical of mathematical models that specify how high and how quickly sea level will rise, they have no doubt that the oceans are expanding. Because… Read More
  • Imagining Science cover with a butterfly

    New Bedfellows

    During the past few decades, a growing amount of mental real estate has been devoted to discussing art and science, and the level of attention increased markedly in 2009 as we marked… Read More
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