Science

W. Bernard Carlson: "Tesla: Inventor Of The Electric Age"

W. Bernard Carlson: "Tesla: Inventor Of The Electric Age"

July 10, 2013

The inventions of Nikola Tesla at the turn of the 20th century set the stage for how we produce and use electricity today. A new biography examines his visionary approach to invention and the business strategies behind his technological breakthroughs.

Josh Fox: "Gasland Part II"

Josh Fox: "Gasland Part II"

July 9, 2013

Filmmaker Josh Fox brought attention to the environmental risks of the method of natural gas extraction known as fracking in his 2010 documentary “Gasland.” He’s back with a sequel warning of even more profound dangers.

The Mission To Fly A Solar-Powered Plane Around The World

The Mission To Fly A Solar-Powered Plane Around The World

June 19, 2013

In 1999, the Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard became the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a balloon. The journey took three weeks but he almost didn’t make it, nearly running out of fuel. That close call inspired Piccard to...

America's Energy Future Beyond Oil And Gas

June 5, 2013

Natural gas production in this country is booming. On a far smaller scale, so are some alternative energy industries. Please join us to discuss the growth prospects for wind, solar and nuclear power in the United States.

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs (Rebroadcast)

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs (Rebroadcast)

May 27, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

Scientific Advances In Prosthetic Limbs

May 16, 2013

How technological and medical advances in prosthetic limbs are changing lives.

Dr. Allen Frances: "Saving Normal:  An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, And The Medicalization Of Ordinary Life"

Dr. Allen Frances: "Saving Normal: An Insider's Revolt Against Out-Of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, And The Medicalization Of Ordinary Life"

May 14, 2013

A leading psychiatrist argues that too many people are being diagnosed as mentally ill. Dr. Allen Frances joins Diane to discuss the problems of over-diagnosis and over-medication.

Environmental Outlook:  Stink Bugs

Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

May 7, 2013

The brown marmorated stink bug tops the USDA's list of most invasive insects. Since arriving on the East Coast aboard a ship from Asia, they've spread to 40 states and threaten billions of dollars in crops. In this month's Environmental Outlook, we look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion.

Comfort Dogs

May 2, 2013

In the aftermath of recent tragedies, specially trained dogs have been sent to provide comfort. Diane and her guests discuss why canines are uniquely suited for the job.

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

Tim Gallagher: "Imperial Dreams: Tracking the Imperial Woodpecker Through the Wild Sierra Madre"

April 25, 2013

A naturalist tracks the Imperial woodpecker through Mexico: He describes his dangerous expeditions through the Sierra Madre mountains to save a rare bird.

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