Science

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: The story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit of...

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

A sleeping sickness epidemic in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic has been nearly forgotten. Scientists still don't know what caused it and why it suddenly disappeared, but they fear it could happen again.

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

"Anthill" is first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It's the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.

Environmental Outlook: Exoplanets and Dark Matter

December 7, 2010

Astronomers have identified more than five hundred planets in other solar systems that could harbor life: what space based observatories, state of the art telescopes, and researchers are teaching us about other planets and the future of our universe.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

November 18, 2010

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. Yet out of the estimated forty million American’s suffering from it, only about a third receives treatment. The latest in research, treatment...

Nuclear Power Plant Future

Nuclear Power Plant Future

November 9, 2010

Problems led to the temporary shut-down of two East Coast nuclear power plants over the weekend. The nuclear power industry – its safety record and its future.

Mark Vonnegut: "Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So"

November 8, 2010

Kurt Vonnegut's son gives an intimate glimpse of what it was like to grow up with a used car salesman turned iconic author. Mark Vonnegut also gives his account of coping with mental illness and finding his calling as a pediatrician.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

October 28, 2010

New research documents the long term decline of the earth’s biodiversity: What species are most at risk and some conservation efforts that are making a difference.

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