Science

Older Fathers & Reproductive Risks

September 26, 2006

New research draws links between a father's age and genetic damage he can pass on. Children of older fathers have greater rates of a number of diseases and disorders, including autism.

Corporate Spying, Pretexting, and Beyond

September 21, 2006

A look at the Hewlett-Packard case, techniques used to gain private information, and the debate over legal remedies.

Marc Hauser: "Moral Minds" (Ecco)

August 30, 2006

A Harvard professor explores the idea that humans are born with an innate sense of morality.

Syd Mead

July 7, 2006

The self described "visual futurist" of "Blade Runner" discusses his design work in film and beyond.

Ian Wilmut: "After Dolly" (Norton)

June 22, 2006

The Scottish embryologist who in 1997 was the first to clone a mammal talks about the ethics, history, and potential of human cloning.

Edward O. Wilson: "Nature Revealed" (Johns Hopkins)

April 27, 2006

Pioneering entomologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson talks about pressing issues in the biological and ecological sciences, including biodiversity, environmentalism, and the politics of science.

William Broad: "The Oracle" (Penguin)

March 13, 2006

She advised the great Greek philosophers, kings sought her counsel, and armies wouldn't march without a sign from her for guidance. The Oracle at Delphi was a real person with seemingly mystical powers derived in part from inhaling a...

Eric Dinerstein: "Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations" (Island Press)

February 8, 2006

One of the most influential conservationists of our time describes how his interest in ecological conservation began when he was a bookish undergraduate film student. He describes 30 years of field work studying tigers, rhinos, bats and...

Robert Wilson: "The Explorer King" (Scribner)

February 2, 2006

Clarence King has been compared with both Indiana Jones and Howard Hughes. A new biography describes his adventures as a scientist-explorer in the 1800's and uncovers why he's fallen into relative obscurity today.

The Future of TV

January 12, 2006

From TiVo to Slingbox, pay programming to a la carte, Diane and her guests talk about the latest trends in TV technology and what they mean for you.

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