Science

Drilling For Natural Gas and the Environment

Drilling For Natural Gas and the Environment

June 21, 2010

The U.S. has been called the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. Supporters say it’s a step toward a cleaner energy future. But a new HBO documentary raises environmental and health concerns. The risks and rewards of drilling for natural gas.

Skin Cancer:  Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

Skin Cancer: Causes, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment

June 3, 2010

Skin cancer: how to protect yourself and detect its early signs.

Edward Weiler: "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" (Abrams) (Rebroadcast)

Edward Weiler: "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" (Abrams) (Rebroadcast)

May 31, 2010

A conversation with the scientist who oversaw the Hubble Space Telescope project.

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

The Long-term Environmental Consequences of the BP Oil Disaster

May 25, 2010

Oil from the BP disaster has entered currents that will likely carry it out into the Atlantic Ocean and possibly up the East Coast. Scientists on the long-term environmental consequences of the disaster.

The Future of Commercial Whaling

The Future of Commercial Whaling

May 24, 2010

Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission's compromise "peace plan" and what it means to the future of the...

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology

May 24, 2010

The creation of the world's first self-replicating, synthetic cell heralds a new era in biology. It also prompts moral, legal, and safety questions: Analysis of the potential benefits and ethical concerns.

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

Setback in the Fight Against AIDS

May 18, 2010

The global war against AIDS and why some see a new crisis on the horizon.

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

May 17, 2010

The 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.

Abusive Relationships Among Teens and Young Adults

Abusive Relationships Among Teens and Young Adults

May 10, 2010

Dating violence among teens and young adults.

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill"

E.O. Wilson: "Anthill"

April 22, 2010

The 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.

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