As someone who’s taken a fair share of science classes, I know that it can be difficult to tie the daily homework assignments of configuring compounds in chemistry or calculating velocity in physics to a broader world perspective. But that’s precisely what science does: it allows us to understand how our world works and use that understanding to shape how we can address global issues. Read more »
Cloud computing is a name that gives headline writers smiles of joy, because there are so many ways they can play off the image or idea of the "cloud" in their headlines. But cloud computing is also giving many businesses and individuals smiles, too, as they unload processing or storage tasks from their own systems onto third-party services, which promise to do these tasks less expensively. Read more »
Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku predicts the future based on actual work in laboratories by scientists around the world. Also this issue: Ted Danson discusses oceans, Dayna & Robert Baer discuss life in and out of the spy business, & Sen. John Kerry talks budgets and infrastructure; plus Dambisa Moyo, Belva Davis, James Zogby, Andre Dubus, Donald M. Berwick, and Gloria Duffy. The magazine is mailed free to Club members, but nonmembers can purchase a print-on-demand edition below.
With a future filled with scientific challenges, it’s up to today’s young minds to prepare to solve tomorrow’s greatest mysteries. But with no moon landing to excite eager young minds and fewer opportunities to let them get motivated, how do you produce the next wave of scientists? Read more »