Science

Syd Mead (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2006

The self described "visual futurist" of "Blade Runner" discusses his design work in film and beyond.

Jonathan Moreno: "Mind Wars" (Dana Press)

November 20, 2006

The U.S. military is the biggest backer of neuroscience. The author discusses the national security applications of brain research and the ethical issues they raise.

Electronic Voting and the Midterm Elections

October 30, 2006

A preview of how well new technology and procedures are expected to work in the midterm elections.

Older Fathers & Reproductive Risks

September 26, 2006

New research draws links between a father's age and genetic damage he can pass on. Children of older fathers have greater rates of a number of diseases and disorders, including autism.

Corporate Spying, Pretexting, and Beyond

September 21, 2006

A look at the Hewlett-Packard case, techniques used to gain private information, and the debate over legal remedies.

Marc Hauser: "Moral Minds" (Ecco)

August 30, 2006

A Harvard professor explores the idea that humans are born with an innate sense of morality.

Syd Mead

July 7, 2006

The self described "visual futurist" of "Blade Runner" discusses his design work in film and beyond.

Ian Wilmut: "After Dolly" (Norton)

June 22, 2006

The Scottish embryologist who in 1997 was the first to clone a mammal talks about the ethics, history, and potential of human cloning.

Edward O. Wilson: "Nature Revealed" (Johns Hopkins)

April 27, 2006

Pioneering entomologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson talks about pressing issues in the biological and ecological sciences, including biodiversity, environmentalism, and the politics of science.

William Broad: "The Oracle" (Penguin)

March 13, 2006

She advised the great Greek philosophers, kings sought her counsel, and armies wouldn't march without a sign from her for guidance. The Oracle at Delphi was a real person with seemingly mystical powers derived in part from inhaling a...

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