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Innovation and its consequences.
How to Get More Crop for the Drop Henry I. Miller 06/29/2007
Biotechnology could conserve California’s water, if only the state’s green politicians would let it.
One Laptop per Child—But Let the Market Pick It Apoorva Shah 06/27/2007
Competition can help get technology—and other needed resources—into the hands of the world’s poorest children.
Games Are For Kids...Or Are They? Daniel P. Taylor 06/19/2007
A maturing industry faces an aging user base.
This CAFÉ is Served Without Dessert Diana Furchtgott-Roth 06/08/2007
Making it cheaper to drive a mile won’t help the environment.
A Cell in Time Saves Lives? Michael Fragoso 06/08/2007
Yesterday’s theatrics over stem cell funding overshadowed the real news: Scientists are finding ethical, alternative ways to get the same work done.
Biofuels or Bio-fools? Laura Vanderkam 06/01/2007
Vinod Khosla, a Silicon Valley legend, is leading the venture capital rush into replacements for gasoline: biofuels made from corn and rougher stuff like switchgrass. But if prices fall and political subsidies vanish, the bubble may burst.
House Democrats: Confused at the Pump? Daniel P. Taylor 05/29/2007
Wednesday’s legislation on fuel price “gouging” was an odd moment for Democrats. If they really care about global warming, they should be glad to see gas prices go up.
E-Voting Threatens Election Integrity Timothy B. Lee 05/23/2007
Rush Holt’s bill, which was recently approved by a House committee, would be a big improvement.
Being Honest About Ignorance William R. Brody 05/22/2007
The temptation to deny scientific truths is timeless—and dangerous.
All the Coal in China Rowan Callick 05/21/2007
Cheap and abundant, coal is the energy that powers China’s economy, writes Rowan Callick. But it also may be the world’s worst environmental problem.