Science

Genetics and Criminal Behavior

June 23, 2011

Forensic researchers are taking another look at controversial claims about the role of genetics in criminal behavior. We discuss the ethical and policy implications.

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

June 15, 2011

After 400 million years, one of the ocean's top predators is in trouble. A journalist explores man's fascination with sharks and why some species are facing extinction.

Ted Danson: "Oceana"

Ted Danson: "Oceana"

June 9, 2011

Ted Danson is best-known for his award-winning TV roles. But for twenty-five years he’s also been devoted to protecting the world's oceans. He talks with Diane talks about his journey from actor to activist.

30 Years of AIDS

May 31, 2011

Thirty years ago, Dr. Anthony Fauci was a young researcher when the first cases of AIDS were reported. He reflects on the epidemic and new efforts to find a cure.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

April 25, 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about rising gas prices, clean energy and climate change. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist defines the administration's energy strategy amid calls for deep cuts to his department's budget.

Use and Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

April 21, 2011

Americans are abusing prescription painkillers in record numbers. Understanding the scope of the epidemic and new efforts to control the use of addictive pain medication.

PBS NewsHour "Autism Now" Series

PBS NewsHour "Autism Now" Series

April 20, 2011

Raising awareness about autism: Former PBS NewHour anchor Robert MacNeil reports on how the complex and puzzling disorder affects families, schools and communities.

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

April 5, 2011

The Environmental Outlook Series: The work of two women who raise orphaned elephants and orangutans – then return them to the wild. Saving endangered species one animal at a time.

Nuclear Contamination in Japan

March 29, 2011

High levels of radioactivity in water in and around one of Japan's damaged reactors complicate ongoing clean-up efforts. Diane and a panel of experts provide an update on the nuclear contamination crisis and implications for the industry worldwide.

Japan's Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on the Nuclear Industry

March 17, 2011

Japan's crisis prompts new questions about the safety of nuclear power. An update on efforts to contain the risks in Japan and how the disaster could affect the nuclear power industry worldwide.

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