Has NIH Lost Its Halo?
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.
- Academic science and engineering education in the United States has become more open and diverse, but science policy officials and higher education leaders should not spend too much time on self-congratulation. The… Read More
- In March 2011, President Barack Obama announced the creation of a Proof of Concept Center (PoCC) program as part of the i6 Green Challenge to promote clean energy innovation and economic growth,… Read More
- After decades of strong budget growth, the National Institutes of Health now faces an increasingly constrained funding environment and questions about the value of its research. Robert Cook-Deegan discusses his article. For… Read More
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Ecologists were once united in the belief that species preservation meant keeping nature separate from humans. Today that belief seems to be giving way to the idea that if biodiversity is to flourish, it must do so in a human-dominated world.
- Small modular reactors may be attractive in many developing nations. Here is a blueprint for how to build them efficiently and ensure maximum safety. In the United States and… Read More
- Government regulations are suffocating applications that promise much public benefit. Fixes are available, if society and policymakers would only pay heed to science. New genetic engineering techniques that… Read More
- A regional approach to demonstrating the commercial potential of major new energy technologies would open up new opportunities for accelerating innovation. The high costs and risks of demonstrating new clean energy technologies… Read More
- One of the side effects of the financial implosion of 2008 has been an explosion of books bemoaning the demise of the American model of liberal arts education. Given that a college… Read More
- Global climate negotiations have long been stymied by disagreement between rich and poor countries over who should take responsibility for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Less-developed nations tell developed countries, “You created this… Read More
- In his concise and charming book Sustainable Knowledge, University of North Texas philosopher Robert Frodeman challenges us to rethink what we are doing in academia. His central argument is that our… Read More