Some organizations seem to have purged "human error," operating highly complex and hazardous technological systems essentially without mistakes. How do they do it?
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A half-century after the creation of the Nuremberg Code of research ethics, scientists still struggle to strike a balance between human rights and medical progress.
Trips take longer, and you have to bum rides, but life is sweeter when you're not tied to a ton of rolling steel.
Some critics claim that all the great questions in science have already been answered or are simply unanswerable. But a leading defender argues that reports of science's death have been greatly exaggerated.
The ability to churn out ever greater volumes of information in a variety of formats has exceeded our ability to process it. Fortunately, firm action, both personal and political, can help clear the air.
Dealing with an Angry Public: The Mutual Gains Approach to Resolving Disputes
Recognizing that tumor cells lurking in the body after cancer treatment will cause a relapse of cancer, scientists are working to employ nature's army-the immune system-to destroy remaining enemy outposts.
Are the world's amphibians-vulnerable to eco-logical changes in water and on land-acting like canaries in a coal mine, warning us of environmental dangers below the threshold of human perception?
Today's programs for defending against missile attacks are less ambitious than the Reagan-era Star Wars efforts. But the new systems are still too easily foiled, and their deployment would slow arms cuts.