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The Science Before the War

Winter 2020M. Anthony Mills and Mark P. Mills on how the technological feats of World War II grew out of curiosity-driven research

Reviving Expertise in a Populist Age

Fall 2019Zach Graves and M. Anthony Mills on why a Congress wary of technocracy defers to bureaucrats

Why Science Canít Break the GMO Stalemate

Spring 2019Tess Doezema argues that studies won’t settle a debate about technocracy itself

Steven Weinberg Glimpses the Promised Land

Winter 2019David Kordahl on how the sage of physics quarrels with politics and philosophy — and dreams of science’s last day

What Happened to Bioethics?

Summer/Fall 2018Yuval Levin on why biomedical research doesn’t roil national politics anymore — and the thin hope offered by the last time it did

The Political Path to GPS

Winter 2018Anthony Paletta describes how war and peace forged the universal map

The University the King Built

Winter 2018

Waleed Al-Shobakky reports on a Saudi experiment to solve the West’s science malaise — and become a global research powerhouse

Saving Science

Science isnít self-correcting, itís self-destructing. To save the enterprise, scientists must come out of the lab and into the real world.

August 15, 2016Daniel Sarewitz

Part Five: Recommendations

Summer 2015

Part Four: Cloning Policy in the United States

Summer 2015