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Innovation and its consequences.
On Earth Day, Remember The Humans Indur M. Goklany 04/22/2007
The same noble impulse that helped us clean up is now causing trouble.
The Man Who Made Our World Jacob Foster 04/20/2007
A new biography of Albert Einstein illuminates the human side of the scientist who taught us how to imagine our universe.
Is Canada’s Shift on Climate Change Part of a Larger Trend? Kenneth P. Green 04/18/2007
Yesterday’s announcement by the Canadian government—that it may join a US-led coalition focused on voluntary emissions cuts—could be part of a global shift away from Kyoto’s binding targets.
Rockets, Camels, and Compound Interest Erez Lieberman 04/16/2007
The mathematical concept that could take us to the moon.
A Wii Bit of Exercise Robert VerBruggen 04/12/2007
This video game console won’t make us fit—but future ones might.
What’s Wrong With A One-Size Fits All Identity? Jim Harper 04/11/2007
Plenty. A private market in identity services is long overdue.
Crazy Like a Fox Samuel Thernstrom 04/11/2007
Al Gore’s extreme proposals on climate change are smart politics—and bad policy.
Power to the People Nick Schulz 04/09/2007
A new book finally gives electricity the treatment it deserves.
The Golden Age of Medical Innovation John Calfee 04/06/2007
Critics grouse about a sluggish drug pipeline, but they are looking in the wrong place. John Calfee shows that innovation in drugs and medical devices in the U.S. is rampant. New treatments are fighting breast cancer, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, and many more diseases. Why the success?
Green Supremes Kenneth P. Green 04/03/2007
The Court’s latest ruling could prove very costly.