Technology

New Efforts to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

April 10, 2014

Scientists are attempting to bring extinct species back to life. Through recent breakthroughs in genetics, researchers hope to revive the passenger pigeon, woolly mammoth and others. But conservationists warn that "de-extinction" is no panacea to the current extinction crisis.

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

The Worldwide Debate Over New Rules For The World Wide Web

April 7, 2014

The European Parliament votes to keep Internet service providers from selectively blocking or slowing services like Netflix and Skype. In the US, critics speak out over plans to give up oversight of the Internet’s address book. Debate over new rules for the World Wide Web.

Latest On The Nation's Kidney Shortage

Latest On The Nation's Kidney Shortage

April 2, 2014

The nation's kidney shortage is about to hit a grim milestone with 100,000 patients on the transplant waiting list.

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism"

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet Of Things, The Collaborative Commons, And The Eclipse Of Capitalism"

March 31, 2014

Economist Jeremy Rifkin argues capitalism is waning worldwide. How advances in technology and communications are creating a new economic system based on the sharing of goods and services.

Teju Cole: "Every Day Is For The Thief"

March 25, 2014

The story of a Nigerian-American doctor who returns to his native Lagos and rediscovers what he loves and hates about the city. The author of "Open City" on his new book and his experiments with photography and social media.

Recalls At General Motors And Outlook For The U.S. Auto Industry

March 19, 2014

In the past month, General Motors has issued recalls for more than 3 million vehicles worldwide. What the recalls and safety concerns may mean for the future of GM and the outlook for the U.S. auto industry.

The Future Of The World Wide Web

The Future Of The World Wide Web

March 12, 2014

On March 12, the World Wide Web turns 25. To mark the occasion, we'll look to the Web's future, including possibilities, concerns and how the decisions we're making now will affect development in the coming decades.

How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Future Of Communication

March 5, 2014

WhatsApp, recently bought by Facebook for $19 billion, allows its users to text at virtually no cost. How consumers worldwide are using mobile apps to communicate for free and what it means for the future of the telecom industry.

Retail Health Clinics

Retail Health Clinics

February 25, 2014

What clinics at CVS, Walgreens and other retail outlets mean for patients and doctors.

Doug Most: "The Race Underground: Boston, New York, And The Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway"

February 24, 2014

Diane and her guest discuss the rivalry between Boston and New York to build America's first subway. It was a competition that played out in an era not unlike our own: one filled with economic upheaval, job losses, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.

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