Science

The Ongoing Battle Against Alzheimer's

January 23, 2013

As part of our Mind and Body series: More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, but efforts to find new treatments for the disease have been disappointing. The ongoing battle against Alzheimer's disease.

Gregory Stone: "Underwater Eden: Saving The Last Coral Wilderness On Earth"

Gregory Stone: "Underwater Eden: Saving The Last Coral Wilderness On Earth"

January 14, 2013

Most of the world’s oceans are in serious decline. But the corals and marine life in the waters around The Phoenix Islands are thriving. How this previously little-known, remote wilderness in the Pacific became one of the highest profile international conservation priorities.

Cancer In America: The Latest Numbers And The Challenges Of Funding Research

January 9, 2013

A new report shows overall cancer rates are on the decline. Diane discusses the latest on cancer in America and the challenges of funding breakthrough research with Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the NIH's National Cancer Institute.

Jeremy Dean: "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick"

January 2, 2013

It's that time of year again when millions of Americans vow to create good habits and break bad ones. The psychologist behind PsyBlog explains why it is so difficult to modify our behavior -- and to stick with the change.

Debate Over The Benefits Of Routine Mammograms

December 12, 2012

The availability of 3-D mammograms renews debate about who should get them and when: Calculating the health benefits of routine mammograms.

Ray Kurzweil: "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed"

November 27, 2012

Futurist Ray Kurzweil explains how the brain works, how the mind emerges from the brain and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of human intelligence.

Marilu Henner On Life With Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (Rebroadcast)

November 23, 2012

Actress Marilu Henner is one of the rare documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory in the world. She tells us what it means to remember your life in detail and what the phenomenon tells us about the brain.

U.S. Oil Production Boom

November 14, 2012

An exploration of the U.S. domestic shale oil boom and geopolitical power.

Assessing The Health Benefits Of Omega-3 (Rebroadcast)

October 30, 2012

Omega-3 fish oil supplements are widely thought to help prevent a variety of ailments including heart disease, Alzheimer's and depression: Assessing the health benefits of an Omega-3 rich diet.

Environmental Issues And The 2012 Presidential Race

October 24, 2012

Environmental issues and the 2012 campaign: What President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney say and don't say about energy independence, environmental regulations and climate change.

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