Science

Thomas Hager: "The Alchemy of Air" (Harmony)

September 16, 2008

The little known story of two scientists who helped create the key ingredient used in modern-day fertilizer – synthetic nitrogen. A look at how their invention saved millions from dying of starvation but also came with dark and tragic...

John Cacioppo: "Loneliness" (Norton)

August 26, 2008

A new study on the effects of loneliness on our minds and bodies as we age.

Philip and Alice Shabecoff: "Poisoned Profits" (Random House)

August 19, 2008

For decades, scientists and environmentalists have warned of the dangers certain chemicals pose to humans and the environment. A pair of investigative journalists examine the link between industrial toxins and the rise of death and disease...

Paul Ehrlich: "The Dominant Animal" (Island Press)

July 24, 2008

Paul Ehrlich warned of a looming ecological crisis in his 1968 best-selling book, "The Population Bomb." Forty years later, he's back with a new look at how the impact human evolution has had on the environment may threaten the survival of...

Unearthing American History

July 22, 2008

The archaeologists who recently discovered the remains of George Washington's boyhood home on how artifacts from the past can speak to us today.

Deep Brain Stimulation (Rebroadcast)

July 20, 2008

A discussion about the benefits, limitations, and long-term safety of deep brain stimulation and brain pacemaker implants in patients with neurological disorders.

Coping With the High Cost of Cancer Drugs

July 17, 2008

A discussion about the effectiveness of new cancer drugs and the impact of their high price on patients and doctors.

Deep Brain Stimulation

July 16, 2008

A discussion about the benefits, limitations, and long-term safety of deep brain stimulation and brain pacemaker implants in patients with neurological disorders.

Dr. Nicholas Dodman: "The Well-Adjusted Dog" (Houghton Mifflin)

July 15, 2008

The world-renowned animal behaviorist offers seven steps to manage and train dogs to be healthy and good canine citizens.

Naomi Baron: "Always On" (Oxford) (Rebroadcast)

July 13, 2008

A look at how mobile and on-line communication - from youtube and myspace to cell phones and text-messaging - is changing our language.

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