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Articles in Science & Nature tagged with Politics

Silvia Ivani, Catarina Dutilh Novaes

Building public trust requires far more than the conveyance of facts and instruction in scientific thinking.

Sheila Jasanoff

The United States ranked first on health security; then came COVID-19. In place of technocratic hubris, we need robust new forms of democratic humility.

Emily Kern

A sweeping new history of humanity upends the story of civilization, inviting us to imagine how our own societies could be radically different.

Samuel Miller McDonald

Beyond carbon emissions and safety, the debate must also confront how the choices we make now constrain the kind of world we can build in the future.

Alina Utrata
Billionaires such as Musk, Bezos, and Branson peddle the idea that space represents a public hope, all the while reaping big private profits.
Daron Acemoglu
AI can be used to increase human productivity, create jobs and shared prosperity, and protect and bolster democratic freedoms—but only if we modify our approach.
Lily Hu

Studying the social world requires more than deference to data—no matter the prestige or sophistication of the tools with which they are parsed.

Gregory E. Kaebnick

Its authority derives not from unbiased scientists but from the institutions and norms that structure their work. Fighting mistrust requires more public engagement with policy, not unqualified deference to experts.

Duncan Kelly
Can today’s crises inspire action at the scales required to think about planetary sustainability?
Aaron Karp
The pandemic holds important political lessons for the climate crisis, but they must be taught.