The Cold War’s Toxic Legacy
NC State Communication Prof. Bill Kinsella shares insights on the costly, dangerous cleanups required at atomic bomb production sites such as Hanford.
You May Be A Scientist And Not Know It
Science is a process – a way of thinking – and scientists are just people who adhere to that process. A fascinating guest post by Human Factors Psychologist Anne McLaughlin.
Gene Drives: the Good, the Bad, and the Hype
It's good to be cautious about any powerful new technology. It's just as important to be realistic. From potential benefits to safety guidelines to security threats, the best approach to Crispr and gene drives will be one based on empirical findings rather than hype. Unfortunately there has been too much of the second and not enough of the first, especially when it comes to the bioweapons threat. Kathleen Vogel, political science, co-author.
Where Technology and Intelligence Meet the Social Sciences
Advancements in science and technology generate social, ethical and political issues. Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are teaching students how to navigate these changing waters as they strive to make the world a smarter — and safer — place.