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Science Progress – A Stunning Year in Climate Science Reveals that Human Civilization is On the Precipice

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Is Our Agricultural Technology Innovation System Up to 21st Century Challenges?
As the season of Thanksgiving approaches, let’s take a moment to remember the proud tradition of agricultural innovation that feeds our nation and consider future challenges.

By Paul B. Thompson

Death Panels in Arizona
Ninety-eight people in Arizona who were promised life-saving organ transplants have had that promise broken by the Arizona State Legislature. Are death panels real?

By Arthur Caplan

Climate Rapid Response Communications Team Gears Up
It’s been a tough year for climate scientists. They’ve been skewered by biased media coverage. Now, a few are gearing up to set the record straight.

By Sean Pool

A Stunning Year in Climate Science Reveals that Human Civilization is On the Precipice
Climate journalists spent most of 2010 squabbling over stolen emails. Meanwhile, the science has become even more alarming. Here are Joe Romm’s top 10 developments in climate science for 2010.

By Joe Romm

The Stem Cell Stain
Bush recounts his logic behind the decision to allow NIH research only on existing embryonic stem cell lines in his new memoir—but does it pass muster?

By Jonathan D. Moreno

Interview With Youth Stem Cell Research Advocate Cody Unser
Jonathan Moreno interviews Cody Unser, a youth advocate for science-based healthcare policy with an inspiring story.

By Jonathan D. Moreno

Moving Ideas from University to Market Place
Government-funded university research often results in new intellectual property, but who owns it, and how is it best managed for the public good?

By Krisztina “Z” Holly

Send in the Scientists
U.S. universities should build on the Obama administration’s smart decision to enlist U.S. scientists to broaden foreign relations and tackle common global problems.

By Cathy Campbell

Americans Still Confused About Climate Science
A recent Yale poll shows only 63 percent of Americans believe climate change is happening, but 75 percent believe we should teach our children more about it in schools.

By Brett Daley

Blowing in the Wind
Recent private investments in offshore wind projects off the East Coast put wind in the sails of a nascent regional innovation ecosystem, but more government engagement is needed.

By Sean Pool

Innovation Policy in Tough Times on Tight Budgets
Jonathan Sallet explains the need to move place-based technology innovation policy forward, especially in difficult economic times.

By Jonathan Sallet

What’s Missing from the “Pledge to America” and Why it Matters
While touting the goals of competitiveness and job creation, the “Pledge to America” ignores innovation and education as systemic prerequisites for sustainable economic growth.

By Sean Pool

Silos of Small Beer
Maryann Feldman and Lauren Lanahan’s look at the efficacy of regional innovation programs in the eastern Midwest regional economy.

By Maryann Feldman and Lauren Lanahan

A Climate Change by Any Other Name
Climate disruption caused by global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases by any other name is still Hell and High Water.

By Joe Romm and Sean Pool

Accountable Science
The House version of The America COMPETES Re-authorization bill includes a section emphasizing NSF’s Broader Impacts Merit Review Criterion. That’s a good thing.

By J. Britt Holbrook

One Week Reprieve for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Embryonic stem cell researcher Jeanne Lorring, Ph.D. updates us on the judicially imposed ban on embryonic stem cell research, and sends a special invitation to the judge responsible.

By Jeanne F. Loring, Ph.D.

The Proper Ends Do Justify the Means
Arthur Caplan reviews Worst Case Bioethics, and advances the case for a national philosophy of medicine for bioethics.

By Arthur Caplan

Informing the Genetically Engineered Crop Debate
Why what you think you know about agricultural biotechnology may be wrong.

By Paul B. Thompson

U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition
A ruling barring NIH funds from use in embryonic stem cell research will hurt American research efforts and send cutting-edge biotechnology jobs to Asia.

By Jonathan D. Moreno

Thrown Back to the 90’s
The misguided human embryonic stem cell research ruling by a U.S. court would discontinue amazing gains made over the past 12 years in regenerative medicine.

By Jeanne F. Loring, Ph.D.

A Win for Regional Innovation
On August 24th the Department of Energy Announced that a consortium of 90 organizations anchored at Penn State University will receive $129 million of to support energy efficiency innovation.

By Sean Pool

If You Can’t Win on the Science, Take ‘Em to Court
A poorly argued decision upends critical embryonic stem cell research funded by the National Institutes of Health.

By Jonathan D. Moreno

New “Ice Island” a Sign of Things to Come
Scientists conclude that recent glacial calving of a giant ice island off the Greenland ice shelf is a clear symptom of a warming world.

By Sean Pool and Sarah Busch

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