Does the U.S. Produce Too Many Scientists?
American science education lags behind that of many other nations, right? So why does it produce so many talented young researchers who cannot find a job in their chosen field of study?
Time to Ban Production of Nuclear Weapons Material
A new global treaty that cuts off production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium for nuclear weapons could jump-start nuclear disarmament and help prevent proliferation
The Fuel of the Future Is Grassoline
Cellulosic biofuel could reduce our reliance on foreign petroleum without the problems associated with ethanol from corn--if we can figure out how to extract its energy economically
Squeezing More Oil Out of the Ground
Amid warnings of a possible peak for oil production, new technologies offer options to extract every last possible drop
The Evolving Web of Future Wealth
The web of connections among goods and services in an economy may be the long-missing key to understanding how novel innovations and new wealth arise
Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk?
Wikis, blogs and other collaborative web technologies could usher in a new era of science. Or not.