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The Future Of The World Wide Web

The Future Of The World Wide Web

March 12, 2014

On March 12, the World Wide Web turns 25. To mark the occasion, we'll look to the Web's future, including possibilities, concerns and how the decisions we're making now will affect development in the coming decades.

New Research On The Value Of Mammograms

February 13, 2014

New research based on 25 years of data concludes routine mammograms do not reduce a woman's chance of dying of breast cancer. Understanding risks and benefits of regular mammograms.

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

Implications Of A World Without Snow

February 11, 2014

Since the 1970s, the rate of winter warming per decade in the U.S. has accelerated significantly. Why some say it's time to think about the implications of a world without snow.

Judy Foreman: "A Nation In Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem"

February 10, 2014

One hundred million adults in America live with chronic pain, yet only four medical schools require students to take a course on the subject. Judy Foreman draws on her personal experience with chronic pain and her background as an award-winning health journalist to present what she calls a practical plan of action.

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

February 10, 2014

Researchers and drug companies are joining forces to examine similarities among some of our worst ailments. NIH Director Francis Collins talks with Diane about a new era of collaboration to find treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases.

The Risks And Benefits Of Prescribing Testosterone

The Risks And Benefits Of Prescribing Testosterone

February 6, 2014

Hormone use by men has risen dramatically in recent years. But a new study shows older men taking testosterone could be at greater risk for heart attacks and strokes. The safety of prescribing testosterone.

E.L. Doctorow: "Andrew's Brain"

January 21, 2014

In his latest novel, the celebrated author takes us into the mind of a man who has inadvertently caused great harm to people he loves. An exploration of memory versus imagination and what defines consciousness.

Clive Hamilton: "Earthmasters"

January 15, 2014

In the face of global climate change, some scientists are turning to new technologies that can manipulate the Earth’s weather patterns. An Australian expert on climate change explores this growing field called geoengineering and what it means for human beings to be in control of the planet’s atmosphere.

The Latest Research On Intermittent Fasting

The Latest Research On Intermittent Fasting

January 9, 2014

Intermittent fasting is the latest diet craze. But some experts say the benefits extend well beyond weight loss. The latest research behind this feast and famine approach to eating.

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