Science

The Future of Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest

You have been involved in environmental research and deforestation issues in the Amazon from the earliest stages of interest in...

Understanding Uncertainty: How to Improve Communication Around Climate Change Evidence

This piece, first published on July 6, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Fight for the Heavens: The Role of Religion in Shaping Attitudes toward Space Policy

This piece, first published on April 1, 2016, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Understanding Uncertainty: How to Improve Communication Around Climate Change Evidence

Although the majority of the scientific community agrees that Earth’s climate is warming, there is still considerable public debate about...

Influencing Innovation: Government’s Role in Subsidizing R&D

Firms often underinvest in research and development (R&D) when there is no government intervention. There are many uncertainties and risks...

Fight for the Heavens: The Role of Religion in Shaping Attitudes toward Space Policy

Religions pose some attitudinal influences toward space policy. These attitudes deviate the most from the wider population among Evangelical Christians.

Opportunities and Challenges Associated with the Internet of Things

Although the Internet of Things has major potential for economic opportunities, it still faces problems in data privacy, security, and other areas that have yet to be overcome.

Do Democrats Always Spend More on Science Funding?

Contrary to popular perceptions, Democrats do not always spend more than Republicans on R&D.

Is America Perpetuating Inequality by Increasing the Number of Schools Teaching STEM?

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs are in high demand, but STEM educational programs may not reach all American students equally.

Policy Radio | Dr. Mark Hammergren on Current Trends in Space Research and Policy

This week, Julie Cooper speaks with Dr. Mark Hammergren of the Adler Planetarium about current space research, trends and politics in the field and how astronomers’ work impacts our daily lives.

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