Science

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

Molly Caldwell Crosby: "Asleep" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

A sleeping sickness epidemic in the wake of the 1918 influenza pandemic has been nearly forgotten. Scientists still don't know what caused it and why it suddenly disappeared, but they fear it could happen again.

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill" (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2010

"Anthill" is first novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E. O. Wilson. It's the story of a boy transformed by an improbable love of ants. He risks everything, even his life, to save their pristine habitat in the wetlands of Alabama.

Environmental Outlook: Exoplanets and Dark Matter

December 7, 2010

Astronomers have identified more than five hundred planets in other solar systems that could harbor life: what space based observatories, state of the art telescopes, and researchers are teaching us about other planets and the future of our universe.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

November 18, 2010

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. Yet out of the estimated forty million American’s suffering from it, only about a third receives treatment. The latest in research, treatment...

Nuclear Power Plant Future

Nuclear Power Plant Future

November 9, 2010

Problems led to the temporary shut-down of two East Coast nuclear power plants over the weekend. The nuclear power industry – its safety record and its future.

Mark Vonnegut: "Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So"

November 8, 2010

Kurt Vonnegut's son gives an intimate glimpse of what it was like to grow up with a used car salesman turned iconic author. Mark Vonnegut also gives his account of coping with mental illness and finding his calling as a pediatrician.

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

Global Extinction Crisis & Biodiversity

October 28, 2010

New research documents the long term decline of the earth’s biodiversity: What species are most at risk and some conservation efforts that are making a difference.

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

Ted Fishman: "Shock of Gray"

October 21, 2010

For the first time in history, the world will soon be home to more people over fifty than under seventeen. Journalist Ted Fishman explores the complex economic, political, and cultural ramifications of the world's aging population. He...

Lonnie Ali

October 6, 2010

Lonnie Ali has spent nearly three decades caring for one of the nation's most famous Parkinson's Disease patients - her husband, former boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Her thoughts on being a caretaker and finding a cure for this...

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