After generations of world leadership, the US is falling behind in science and engineering. We look at the challenges and opportunities of a changing world. Also, Afghan officials talk peace with the Taliban, and bad management and big bonuses at the Tribune Company, one of America’s media powerhouses.
Banner image: Dr. Cynthia Evans opens a pass-through chamber to demonstrate the 'Geolab' glovebox rock sample testing laboratory inside the Habitat Demonstration Unit Pressurized Excursion Module, a concept off-Earth living and work quarters for astronauts stationed in space, September 15, 2010 at NASA's Black Point Lava Flow in the north Arizona desert, north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images