Science

Richard Clarke: "Breakpoint" (Putnam)

January 23, 2007

The counterterrorism czar to Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush presents his latest novel. It's a tale of cyber-insecurity, the growing threat from China, and a not too distant future where advances in science and technology threaten...

Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz: "You on a Diet" (Free Press)

January 8, 2007

The two best-selling doctor-authors explain why it's more important to pay attention to your waistline than your weight. They offer the latest scientific advice on how to get in shape and stay fit.

Jonathan Moreno: "Mind Wars" (Dana Press) (Rebroadcast)

January 2, 2007

The U.S. military is the biggest backer of neuroscience. The author discusses the national security applications of brain research and the ethical issues they raise.

Syd Mead (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2006

The self described "visual futurist" of "Blade Runner" discusses his design work in film and beyond.

Jonathan Moreno: "Mind Wars" (Dana Press)

November 20, 2006

The U.S. military is the biggest backer of neuroscience. The author discusses the national security applications of brain research and the ethical issues they raise.

Electronic Voting and the Midterm Elections

October 30, 2006

A preview of how well new technology and procedures are expected to work in the midterm elections.

Older Fathers & Reproductive Risks

September 26, 2006

New research draws links between a father's age and genetic damage he can pass on. Children of older fathers have greater rates of a number of diseases and disorders, including autism.

Corporate Spying, Pretexting, and Beyond

September 21, 2006

A look at the Hewlett-Packard case, techniques used to gain private information, and the debate over legal remedies.

Marc Hauser: "Moral Minds" (Ecco)

August 30, 2006

A Harvard professor explores the idea that humans are born with an innate sense of morality.

Syd Mead

July 7, 2006

The self described "visual futurist" of "Blade Runner" discusses his design work in film and beyond.

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