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Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

May 24, 2010

The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.

Environmental Outlook: Bird Conservation

Environmental Outlook: Bird Conservation

May 4, 2010

Bird conservationists describe Gulf Coast rescue efforts, the threats posed by climate change and habitat loss to many kinds of birds, and international projects under way to identify and protect areas along the astonishing paths of many...

Fallout From The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Fallout From The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

May 3, 2010

A spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens shipping, wildlife, fisheries and tourism along the coast. Diane and her guests discuss how the government and the oil industry are responding.

Sy Montgomery:  "Birdology"

Sy Montgomery: "Birdology"

April 14, 2010

A naturalist on her adventures with hummingbirds, hawks and other feathered creatures. Why birds are far stranger, more wondrous – and more like us than we imagine.

Environmental Outlook: Geoengineering

Environmental Outlook: Geoengineering

April 6, 2010

Manipulating the Earth's climate

Savior Siblings

April 5, 2010

The medical and ethical issues of using in vitro fertilization with genetic testing to produce a baby who could be a genetic match to save the life of a sibling with a fatal illness.

Environmental Outlook: Freshwater Fish

March 2, 2010

An environmental outlook on how hatchery fish alter the ecology of our inland waters.

Earthquakes in the 21st Century

Earthquakes in the 21st Century

March 2, 2010

The science of earthquakes. Shifting plates beneath the earth's surface have created beautiful mountain ranges and devastating natural disasters. Why the earthquake in Haiti caused more destruction than a stronger one in Chile.

The Medical Dilemma of Childhood Strokes

February 22, 2010

Strokes don't just affect the old - they are the sixth leading cause of death in children and infants. The story of a family whose seven-year-old son survived a stroke...and a look at the medical and rehabilitation treatments available.

The Latest on Aspergers and Autism

February 16, 2010

A move to include Aspergers within the definition of autism has raised concerns of families, physicians, educators and insurance companies. The latest on our understanding of Aspergers syndrome.

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