Technology

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

May 24, 2010

The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.

Violent  Video Games

Violent Video Games

April 28, 2010

The Supreme Court takes on another free-speech challenge: whether states can ban the sale of violent video games to minors: Arguments for and against expanding obscenity standards to include violent images.

The Future of NASA and U.S. Space Exploration

The Future of NASA and U.S. Space Exploration

April 15, 2010

President Obama plans to dramatically scale back NASA's return-to-the-moon program to make way for implementing a new vision for the space agency. A group of astronauts led by Neil Armstrong opposes the move, but astronaut Buzz Aldrin and...

Nuclear Security Summit

Nuclear Security Summit

April 12, 2010

President Obama hosts an unprecedented two-day Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

Who Controls the Internet?

Who Controls the Internet?

April 8, 2010

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the F.C.C. does not have the power to force Comcast and other Internet service providers to give equal treatment to all Web content. What the ruling could mean for consumers and the future of net...

Environmental Outlook: Geoengineering

Environmental Outlook: Geoengineering

April 6, 2010

Manipulating the Earth's climate

Savior Siblings

April 5, 2010

The medical and ethical issues of using in vitro fertilization with genetic testing to produce a baby who could be a genetic match to save the life of a sibling with a fatal illness.

Offshore Drilling

Offshore Drilling

April 1, 2010

Proposed new areas for off-shore oil and gas drilling

Broadband Access

Broadband Access

March 16, 2010

A faster, cheaper and more widely available Internet: How the FCC is proposing to remake the country’s communications infrastructure and what it could mean for consumers and the U.S. telecommunications industry.

The President's National Export Initiative

The President's National Export Initiative

March 15, 2010

President Obama wants to double U.S. exports in five years. A senior State Department official explains the administration's five-step plan to expand sales of goods and services abroad.

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