Video Jonathan Moreno explains what synthetic biology is, what the J. Craig Venter Institute announcement means, and how to ensure that synthetic biology benefits Americans.
China’s investment in high-speed rail is laying a foundation to continue its economic growth and improve its competitive position in the global clean energy economy, write Julian L. Wong and Nick Wellkamp.
Carmen A. Medina and Jitinder Kohli make the case for government reform that anticipates future trends and offer a list of trends government should keep an eye on to get the conversation started.
The Obama administration has instituted a far more rigorous ethics review for stem cells than was in place before, writes Jonathan D. Moreno.
CAP, the Markle Foundation, and the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution offer recommendations for clarifying new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulations on electronic health records.
Video Joe Romm interviews scientist and coordinating lead IPCC report author Christopher Field about the science of climate change.
Video Joe Romm interviews scientist and IPCC report author Michael MacCracken about the science of climate change.
The Obama administration’s budget for 2011 will be remembered by economic and science historians as a turning point for our nation in the 21st century, writes Jonathan D. Moreno.
The lessons learned from the French Minitel network in the 1980s are still important as the FCC considers net neutrality today. Andrew Light talks with Andrew Feenberg, philosopher of technology, about the importance of digital democratic innovation.
Video Mary Ann Mason talks about her new report on providing family leave policies to help keep women researchers in scientific fields.
Report Report from Sarah K. Dreier and William F. Schulz on using 21st century technologies to combat human rights atrocities.
Video Michael Rugnetta discusses what personalized medicine is, how it works, and how it can help make people healthier.
President Obama's call for a national innovation policy to spur sustainable economic growth and job creation contains an important new idea—community leadership is a critical component of our nation's economic strength that the federal government must actively cultivate.