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  • Originally published 12/04/2017

    When the Robots Take Our Jobs

    Greta de Jong

    Majoring in STEM fields might teach students how to build robots, but studying history will teach them what to do when the robots take their jobs.

  • Originally published 01/12/2017

    Obama's Legacy in Science, Technology, and Innovation

    Infinity, Limited

    What will be the legacy of Barack Obama's policies in science, technology, and innovation?  His most important policy was not a specific goal but promoting the scientific approach -- experimental, data-driven, open, and transparent -- as an integral part of federal policy making and implementation.  

  • Originally published 03/25/2015

    Do our genes determine how we behave? Nah.

    Stone Age Brain

    Today scientists are a lot less confident than they used to be about the effect our genes have on our behavior. No one gene determines if we'll rob a bank, do somersaults, or win the Nobel Prize.