Science

Automation for the People?

We know what we gain in letting machines and algorithms do our work for us. But what do we lose?

By Christine Rosen

Genetic Code

Our regulatory regime for genetic research is a confusing thicket of rulings and guidelines. But there’s an elegant solution to the problem: copyright law.

By Ben Merriman

Bioprogressive America

Since the nation’s founding, progress in the Enlightenment sense has been key to the idea of America. A corollary belief has been an exceptional level of investment in creating a political, legal, and financial environment that encouraged scientific innovation.

By Jonathan Moreno

The Science Wars Redux

Fifteen years after the Sokal Hoax, attacks on "objective knowledge" that were once the province of the left have been taken up by the right.

By Michael Bérubé

Political Science

Progressives can't and shouldn't remove politics and values from science.

By Marcy Darnovsky