Science

Turning The Tide On HIV And AIDS

July 24, 2012

New HIV drugs are changing the face of the epidemic, but defeating the virus remains a daunting public health challenge. What it will take to turn the tide on HIV and AIDS with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Philip Houston and Michael Floyd: "Spy the Lie"

July 19, 2012

Two former CIA agents explain how the techniques they used to catch terrorists and spies can be applied in our daily lives. How to spot a lie and get people to tell you the truth.

The Latest Research On Alzheimer's Disease

July 16, 2012

New research on a rare gene mutation could offer clues about Alzheimer's disease. Another study could lead to early treatment. The latest on a disease expected to affect 10 million Americans by 2050.

Dr. Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow

July 9, 2012

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and efforts to cure it.

New Cholesterol Research And Heart Disease Prevention

June 12, 2012

Millions of Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol. But new research questions the benefits for patients without heart disease and suggests these drugs can trigger dangerous side effects.

Environmental Outlook: "The Ocean of Life" by Callum Roberts

June 5, 2012

For this month's Environmental Outlook: protecting the world's oceans. A noted marine conservationist on how people are harming the seas with overfishing, pollution and greenhouse gases, and what can be done.

Jordan Smoller: "The Other Side of Normal: How Biology is Providing the Clues to Unlock the Secrets of Normal and Abnormal Behavior"

June 4, 2012

A professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Harvard University argues there are no bright lines between normal and abnormal behavior. He says psychiatric disorders are variations of the same brain systems that evolved to help us solve the challenges of everyday life.

Touch-Screen Devices And Very Young Children

May 23, 2012

Parents are increasingly allowing their very young children to play with iPads, iPhones and other touch-screen devices. Please join us for a conversation about interactive applications and brain development.

Stuart Firestein: "Ignorance: How It Drives Science"

May 22, 2012

A neuroscientist claims that ignorance--not knowledge--is the true engine of science. He explains how scientists use ignorance to concentrate their research, and why "not knowing" is one of the greatest benefits to science.

Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

May 16, 2012

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

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