Science

Diagnosing, Treating And Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnosing, Treating And Living With Multiple Sclerosis

September 24, 2012

As many as one in 500 Americans has multiple sclerosis, a chronic disease that can lead to permanent disabilities: Diagnosing, treating and living with MS.

James McClintock: "Lost Antarctica"

September 18, 2012

Giant predatory worms, 50-foot algae, sea spiders and leopard seals are some of the creatures living between the ice and snow of Antarctica. A leading expert on Antarctica explains what's in this fragile ecosystem and why it's under attack.

Stuart Firestein: "Ignorance: How It Drives Science" (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 2012

A neuroscientist claims that ignorance--not knowledge--is the true engine of science. He explains how scientists use ignorance to concentrate their research, and why "not knowing" is one of the greatest benefits to science.

Battling Superbugs In Hospitals

Battling Superbugs In Hospitals

August 28, 2012

A life-threatening infection at the National Institutes of Health last year spread to more than a dozen patients. Guest host Frank Sesno and guests discuss the rise in "superbugs" nationwide and what hospitals are doing to fight these antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

New Consensus On Climate Change

August 14, 2012

Some climate change skeptics have reassessed their views. Diane and her guests discuss shifts in the debate on the role of humans in a warming world.

The U.S. Mission To Mars

July 30, 2012

In early August, the Mars rover named Curiosity is slated to enter the Martian atmosphere. It will travel 13,200 miles per hour and then stop within seven minutes for a landing on the planet's surface. Diane and her guests talk about their hopes and fears for the mission to Mars.

Turning The Tide On HIV And AIDS

July 24, 2012

New HIV drugs are changing the face of the epidemic, but defeating the virus remains a daunting public health challenge. What it will take to turn the tide on HIV and AIDS with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Philip Houston and Michael Floyd: "Spy the Lie"

July 19, 2012

Two former CIA agents explain how the techniques they used to catch terrorists and spies can be applied in our daily lives. How to spot a lie and get people to tell you the truth.

The Latest Research On Alzheimer's Disease

July 16, 2012

New research on a rare gene mutation could offer clues about Alzheimer's disease. Another study could lead to early treatment. The latest on a disease expected to affect 10 million Americans by 2050.

Dr. Nora Volkow

Dr. Nora Volkow

July 9, 2012

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse on addiction and efforts to cure it.

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