Science

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...

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

August 19, 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...

An Update on the U.S. Auto Industry

August 13, 2009

Announcement of General Motor's 230-MPG Volt has sparked hope for the U-S auto industry. Analysts weigh in on the future of the Big Three and an update on the Cash for Clunkers program.

Daniel Asa Rose: "Larry's Kidney" (William Morrow)

July 23, 2009

More than 85,000 Americans are on the waiting list for a kidney. The true story of one man who traveled to China for a transplant and an update on an eight-way, multiple transplant in the U.S.

Michael H. Stone: "The Anatomy of Evil" (Prometheus Books)

July 22, 2009

Inspired by Dante's Inferno, a psychiatrist developed a twenty-two-point scale for measuring evil – from justifiable homicide to torture and murder. He explains how society could use this new tool.

Charles Siebert: "The Wauchula Woods Accord" (Scribner)

July 21, 2009

Thousands of chimpanzees live in the U-S -- in research labs, zoos, and sanctuaries. A look at how one journalist's encounter with a former circus chimp helped him understand the bonds between man and ape.

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