Nature

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

Annie Murphy Paul: "Origins"

September 30, 2010

How the nine months before birth can affect the rest of a person's life. Understanding the growing body of research that connects experiences in the womb and lifelong health.

Sian Beilock: "Choke"

Sian Beilock: "Choke"

September 23, 2010

A psychologist and expert on brain science talks about why we "choke" when stressed. She paints a portrait of how people handle -- successfully or unsuccessfully -- life's daily pressures.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

September 8, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: the story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit...

Oil-Eating Microbes and the BP Spill

Oil-Eating Microbes and the BP Spill

August 26, 2010

A new study suggests mother nature might be cleaning up the BP spill faster than expected. Researchers found several species of oil-eating bacteria thriving in the submerged plume, but uncertainty remains over the threat to marine life.

World Wheat Supplies

World Wheat Supplies

August 10, 2010

Drought and record high temperatures in Russia and locusts in Australia threaten global wheat production. How planting decisions made by farmers could affect world-wide grain prices and supplies.

Environmental Outlook:  Intelligence Under the Sea

Environmental Outlook: Intelligence Under the Sea

August 3, 2010

Whales and dolphins are the animals closest to humans in their mental, social and behavioral complexity. As part of our ongoing Environmental Outlook Series, we take a look at what recent research tells us about intelligence under the sea.

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster

The Fate of Wildlife Caught in the BP Oil Disaster

June 21, 2010

Tens of millions of gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico in the eight weeks since the BP disaster, creating an environmental catastrophe unparalleled in U.S. history. Assessing the damage to wildlife and consequences for the...

Skin Cancer:  Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Skin Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

June 3, 2010

Skin cancer: how to protect yourself and detect its early signs.

Peter Gleick:  "Bottled and Sold:  The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

Peter Gleick: "Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water" (Island Press)

May 27, 2010

Water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful products of the last century. The story of why that happened and how the daily choices we make about water affect our future and that of others around the world.

The Future of Commercial Whaling

The Future of Commercial Whaling

May 24, 2010

Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission's compromise "peace plan" and what it means to the future of the...

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