• Winter 2017 Issues in Science and Technology

    The newest "Issues" explores clean energy transitions, the perils of science journalism, infrastructure and democracy, and more.

    The Winter 2017 “Issues in Science and Technology” examines the global energy system’s transition from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives, finding signs of progress (and some discouraging failures) everywhere from India to Germany to the United States.

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  • Science & Religion Writing Competition

    $17,500 in Prize Money. Submissions Due December 12, 2016

    Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking original narratives illustrating and exploring the relationships, tensions, and harmonies between science and religion—the ways these two forces productively challenge each other as well as the ways in which they can work together and strengthen one another.

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  • Fall 2016 Issues in Science and Technology

    The newest "Issues" looks at the criminalization of immigration, middle-skill jobs, chemical safety, and more.

    The Fall 2016 “Issues in Science and Technology” explores how undocumented immigration and mass incarceration have become legal forms of oppression—and how the solution might be addressed by acknowledging a right to social inclusion.

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  • The Future of Conflict

    Our newest publication explores the emerging technologies that are destabilizing modern conflict.

    We live in a world where the opportunities for conflict are rapidly multiplying, and where the accelerating evolution and democratization of military and security technologies make such conflicts far riskier. This rapidly evolving environment is destabilizing geopolitical and technological systems in ways that make much existing conflict strategy questionable, if not obsolete.

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  • Can Science Be Saved?

    In a landmark new essay, Daniel Sarewitz explodes our myths about science and how it's supposed to work.

    “From metastatic cancer to climate change to growth economics to dietary standards, science that is supposed to yield clarity and solutions is in many instances leading instead to contradiction, controversy, and confusion.”

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  • Summer 2016 Issues in Science and Technology

    The latest "Issues in Science and Technology" examines new frontiers of space policy, pricing ecosystem services, dysfunction on the Chemical Safety Board, and more.

    The Summer 2016 “Issues in Science and Technology” tackles everything from space policy reforms to combatting the next global pandemic.

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Blog: As We Now Think

The Politics of Science and Innovation Policies

The Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes hosted a workshop in Washington, DC in the spring of 2016 devoted to the political aspects of science and innovation policy.  This workshop developed a research agenda for better understanding “The Politics of Science and Innovation Policies.” It was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (Award #1551814). The […]

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Teaching Bioethics With Pool Noodles

The School for the Future of Innovation in Society joined with ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination to host a “ScribbleBot” activity on the Night of the Open Door at ASU’s Tempe Campus, February 27, 2016. (Reposted with permission; originally posted on medium.com)   Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein isn’t just a parable about scientific hubris. […]

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What’s the real risk from consumer drones this holiday season?

This holiday season, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is estimating that over one million small “Unmanned Aerial Systems” (sUAS’s) – drones, to the rest of us – will be sold to consumers. But as hordes of novice pilots take to the air, just how safe are these small bundles of metal, plastic, video cameras and […]

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