The world is in the midst of a transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines, artificial intelligence, new technologies, and global competition remake how people do their jobs and pursue their careers. The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century focuses on how to rebuild the links among work, opportunity, and economic security for all Americans in the face of accelerating change.
When a Tunisian fruit vendor who had been harassed by police set himself on fire in December 2010, he could scarcely have imagined that he would spark protest movements across the Arab world. Calls for reform cam eup against resistance, though, and five years on, most countries that had been in revolt have so far seen tumult or entrenched authoritarianism rather than democratic transitions.
A research project called RIS4E is helping NASA prepare to send humans back to the moon or on to Mars or nearby asteroids. The team's latest research expedition took them to the volcanic fields of New Mexico, where a veteran astronaut joined their mission and students in the Stony Brook University School of Journalism chronicled their quest.
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