Science

Raising Awareness About Bladder Cancer

Raising Awareness About Bladder Cancer

August 2, 2010

Bladder cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. and one of the most expensive to treat. Each year, more than 60,000 new cases are discovered and 14,000 Americans die from the disease. Guest host Susan Page and guests...

Implications of BPA in Paper Receipts

Implications of BPA in Paper Receipts

July 28, 2010

Federal regulators have expressed concern over BPA in food and beverage containers. Now an environmental group finds the controversial chemical in a surprising source - paper receipts. The health risks of exposure to BPA.

Former Astronaut Sally Ride

Former Astronaut Sally Ride

July 27, 2010

Astronaut Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. Today she is on a new mission: to make science cool for kids – especially girls. How she plans to encourage students to prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering...

Environmental Outlook: Electric Cars

Environmental Outlook: Electric Cars

July 6, 2010

The Environmental Outlooks Series: how electric cars could reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Treating Soldiers with Brain Injuries

Treating Soldiers with Brain Injuries

June 24, 2010

Treating soldiers with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.

The Power of Meditation

The Power of Meditation

June 22, 2010

Millions of Americans practice some form of meditation to promote relaxation and reduce stress. But claims for greater health benefits are in need of further study. The power of meditation.

Drilling For Natural Gas and the Environment

Drilling For Natural Gas and the Environment

June 21, 2010

The U.S. has been called the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Supporters say it’s a step toward a cleaner energy future. But a new HBO documentary raises environmental and health concerns. The risks and rewards of drilling for natural gas.

Skin Cancer:  Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Skin Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

June 3, 2010

Skin cancer: how to protect yourself and detect its early signs.

Edward Weiler: "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" (Abrams) (Rebroadcast)

Edward Weiler: "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" (Abrams) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

A conversation with the scientist who oversaw the Hubble Space Telescope project.

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

May 25, 2010

Oil from the BP disaster has entered currents that will likely carry it out into the Atlantic Ocean and possibly up the East Coast. Scientists on the long-term environmental consequences of the disaster.

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