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
- Annual scientific gatherings can be sleepy affairs, with their succession of jargon-laden PowerPoint presentations. But there was a nervous buzz at the start of the 2014 conference of the Western Society of … Read More
- 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
- Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life by William Deresiewicz. New York: Free Press, 2014, 256 pp. College: What It Was, Is, and Should… Read More
- The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China by Kelly Sims Gallagher, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014, 261 pp. Global climate negotiations have long been stymied by disagreement between rich… Read More
- Sustainable Knowledge: A Theory of Interdisciplinarity by Robert Frodeman. New York, NY: Palgrave, 2013, 128 pp. In his concise and charming book Sustainable Knowledge, University of North Texas philosopher Robert Frodeman challenges… Read More