Science

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...

Eric Dinerstein: "Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations" (Island Press)

February 8, 2006

One of the most influential conservationists of our time describes how his interest in ecological conservation began when he was a bookish undergraduate film student. He describes 30 years of field work studying tigers, rhinos, bats and...

Robert Wilson: "The Explorer King" (Scribner)

February 2, 2006

Clarence King has been compared with both Indiana Jones and Howard Hughes. A new biography describes his adventures as a scientist-explorer in the 1800's and uncovers why he's fallen into relative obscurity today.

The Future of TV

January 12, 2006

From TiVo to Slingbox, pay programming to a la carte, Diane and her guests talk about the latest trends in TV technology and what they mean for you.

Science and Anti-Science

December 21, 2005

A judge in Pennsylvania ruled intelligent design could not be taught in high school biology classes. We'll talk about the case and the claims of some that there is a growing anti-science bias in the U.S.

Dan Burstein: "Blog" (CDS Books)

December 6, 2005

Web logs - blogs - are everywhere these days. And everyone - actors, athletes, politicians and next door neighbors - seems to have one. A look at how blogs are changing politics, business and culture.

Maria Mudd Ruth: "Rare Bird" (Rodale) (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2005

A small, mysterious bird has been flying along the Pacific coast since well before Captain Cook mapped those shores. A nature writer reveals why it took 185 years to find its secret nesting place and how it's now endangered.

Ray Kurzweil: "The Singularity Is Near" (Viking)

November 23, 2005

An inventor and futurist talks about the day when humans will transcend their biological roots.

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