Science

Marilu Henner On Life With Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2012

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. She tells us what it means to remember your life in detail and what the phenomenon tells us about the brain.

U.S. Oil Production Boom

November 14, 2012

An exploration of the U.S. domestic shale oil boom and geopolitical power.

Assessing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3 (Rebroadcast)

October 30, 2012

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are widely thought to help prevent a variety of ailments including heart disease, Alzheimer's and depression: Assessing the health benefits of an Omega-3 rich diet.

Environmental Issues And The 2012 Presidential Race

October 24, 2012

Environmental issues and the 2012 campaign: What President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney say and don't say about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.

Tainted Steroid Injections And Public Health

October 10, 2012

Thousands of people may have been exposed to deadly fungal meningitis from tainted steroid injections for back and neck pain: What the outbreak reveals about regulations, oversight of compounding pharmacies and risks to public health.

Assessing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3

October 3, 2012

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are widely thought to help prevent a variety of ailments including heart disease, Alzheimer's and depression: Assessing the health benefits of an Omega-3 rich diet.

The Future Of Driving

September 27, 2012

A new California law allows self-driving cars on state roads. Proponents promise computer-controlled vehicles will reduce accidents and congestion. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss the future of driving in the digital age.

Diagnosing, Treating And Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnosing, Treating And Living With Multiple Sclerosis

September 24, 2012

As many as one in 500 Americans has multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that can lead to permanent disabilities: Diagnosing, treating and living with MS.

James McClintock: "Lost Antarctica"

September 18, 2012

Giant predatory worms, 50-foot algae, sea spiders and leopard seals are some of the creatures living between the ice and snow of Antarctica. A leading expert on Antarctica explains what's in this fragile ecosystem and why it's under attack.

Stuart Firestein: "Ignorance: How It Drives Science" (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 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.

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