Science

Concerns About CT Scans and the Risk of Cancer

December 16, 2009

New studies indicate overexposure to radiation from CT scans could increase the risk of cancer and cause thousands of deaths. What the studies show and alternative diagnostic tests.

Nobel Prize Winners: Women in Science (Rebroadcast)

December 6, 2009

Women in science... Two Nobel Prize winners and the President's director of domestic policy discuss the challenges and opportunities for women in math and science.

News Roundup - Hour 1

December 4, 2009

President Obama shifts U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gets grilled on Capitol Hill. And same-sex marriage is voted out in New York but in in D.C. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the...

Nobel Prize Winners: Women in Science

December 2, 2009

Women in science... Two Nobel Prize winners and the President's director of domestic policy discuss the challenges and opportunities for women in math and science.

Alan Sipress: "The Fatal Strain" (Viking)

November 16, 2009

The struggle between man and microbe: A journalist offers new details on how flu pandemics start, spread, and often baffle scientists.

Margaret Atwood: "The Year of the Flood" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

October 29, 2009

The award-winning author presents her latest novel about a disturbing future world, including a catastrophic pandemic, genetically engineered animals, and a cult devoted to preserving all plant and animal life.

Margaret Atwood...

Congress and the Fate of a Public Healthcare Option

October 26, 2009

Polls show a majority of Americans support some type of a government-backed health insurance plan. A panel discusses the latest on including a public option and other possible twists and turns as healthcare legislation moves ahead in...

John Freeman: "The Tyranny Of E-mail" (Scribner)

October 19, 2009

A manifesto for slower communication. One of America's pre-eminent literary critics says step away from your screen, put down the Blackberry, and take charge of ever-accelerating forms of communication.

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow) (Rebroadcast)

October 4, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow)

October 1, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

[William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer answered some of...

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