March 2011 Archives

Chinese Scientific Output to Surpass U.S.?

The BBC is reporting that Chinese scientific output may surpass that of the United States by 2013.In 1996, the first year of the analysis, the US published 292,513 papers - more 10 times China's 25,474. By 2008, the US total had increased very slightly to...

Nuclear Crisis Response: How Not to Act

People are rightfully concerned about the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan.  However, exaggerating the problem and overreacting are not helpful.  Here are two examples of how not to act:Germany inexplicably and suddenly closed seven of its nuclear...