Science

Teaching Evolution and Creationism

January 7, 2008

A new report by the National Academy of Sciences emphasizes the importance of teaching evolution in public schools. We'll look at what the Academy says and why creationism does not belong in the science classroom.

Garrett Graff: "The First Campaign" (FSG)

January 3, 2008

The Internet has changed the way we do business and the way we conduct our politics. The first blogger permitted to officially cover a White House press briefing examines how the world wide web will transform political campaigns in the...

Ira Flatow: "Present at the Future" (Collins) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2007

The host of the popular NPR program 'Science Friday' talks about what he's learned during his more than three decades interviewing leading scientists.

Clay Gordon: "Discover Chocolate" (Gotham Books)

December 11, 2007

A chocolate expert discusses the intricacies of buying, storing, tasting, judging and, most of all, savoring the world's most heavenly chocolates.

Andrea Barrett: "The Air We Breathe" (Norton)

November 23, 2007

The National Book Award winning author presents her new novel set in a tuberculosis sanitarium on the eve of World War One.

Shannon Brownlee: "Overtreated" (Bloomsbury)

November 14, 2007

Many Americans assume more medical treatment means better health care. But a medical journalist says too much medicine can make us sicker and poorer. She explains how unnecessary tests and procedures are not only expensive and wasteful...

Peter Heller: "The Whale Warriors" (Free Press)

November 13, 2007

The award-winning adventure writer describes his voyage to the Antarctic with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stop an illegal Japanese whaling fleet.

Andrea Barrett: "The Air We Breathe" (Norton) (Rebroadcast)

October 17, 2007

The National Book Award winning author presents her new novel set in a tuberculosis sanitarium on the eve of World War One.

Rachel Herz: "The Scent of Desire" (William Morrow)

October 11, 2007

Of all our senses, the sense of smell is most closely tied to mental health and happiness. It was the first of our senses to evolve, yet it often takes a cultural backseat to sight and sound. An expert on smell talks about the...

Devra Davis: "The Secret History of the War on Cancer" (Basic Books)

October 10, 2007

At some point in their lifetime, one in two men and one in three women living today will hear from their doctor that they have cancer. An award winning scientist and author examines the war on cancer and explains why our focus should...

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