Science

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" (William Morrow)

October 1, 2009

William Kamkwamba describes dreaming of bringing light to his village in Africa and how he taught himself physics and used spare parts to build a windmill that produced electricity.

[William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer answered some of...

F.D.A. Commission Margaret Hamburg

September 28, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration comes under fire for not having a big enough staff or budget to do an effective job. The F-D-A commissioner on priorities and challenges facing her administration.

Frans de Waal: "The Age of Empathy" (Harmony Books)

September 22, 2009

Greed is out, empathy is in, says an internationally renowned zoologist. His studies of primates are changing the scientific community's understanding of human nature and offer lessons for a kinder society.

[Frans de Waal answered...

Jane Goodall: "Hope for Animals and Their World" (Grand Central)

September 9, 2009

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall tells stories of animals and plants brought back from the brink of extinction, and why she believes there's hope for saving even more.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

September 3, 2009

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson has said she will put science before politics. The E.P.A. administrator on fuel economy rules, green jobs and the U.N.'s upcoming Copenhagen summit on climate change.

Helen Scales: "Poseidon's Steed" (Gotham Books)

September 2, 2009

A marine biologist describes mankind's fascination with seahorses and explains their unusual appearance.

Nancy Rappaport: "In Her Wake" (Basic Books)

September 1, 2009

A community activist and socialite commits suicide after a bitter divorce in 1963. Her daughter is now a psychiatrist, wife, and mother. The search to understand why her mother took her own life. A story of loss, reconciliation, and...

Scott Rosenberg: "Say Everything" (Crown)

August 24, 2009

What began with a handful of geeks has evolved into the pursuit of millions: how bloggers are breaking new ground in publishing, journalism, entertainment and self-expression and why blogging is here to stay

Max Mehlman: "The Price of Perfection" (Johns Hopkins) (Rebroadcast)

August 23, 2009

From the herbal engergy drinks of ancient Olympians to today's performance enhancing drugs, humans have searched for ways to make their bodies better. A professor of bioethics talks about the pitfalls and benefits to individuals and...

The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

August 20, 2009

Aliens, extraterrestrials and flights to far away galaxies make for summer blockbusters and sci-fi novels. Some believe aliens are out there and NASA has launched a telescope to search for planets that could support life. An update on the...

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