Technology

Margaret Atwood: "The Year of the Flood" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

October 29, 2009

The award-winning author presents her latest novel about a disturbing future world, including a catastrophic pandemic, genetically engineered animals, and a cult devoted to preserving all plant and animal life.

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New Business Models for Journalism

October 20, 2009

The traditional business model for journalism is collapsing, but it's not clear what will take its place: An update on new efforts to ensure a vibrant and independent press that include for profit, low profit, and non-profit news...

Dr. Andrew Weil: Why Our Health Matters (Hudson Street Press) (Rebroadcast)

September 20, 2009

Physician and best-selling author Andrew Weil on why health-care reform needs to change the entire medical system.

Dr. Andrew Weil: Why Our Health Matters (Hudson Street Press)

September 15, 2009

Physician and best-selling author Andrew Weil on why health-care reform needs to change the entire medical system.

Robert O'Harrow: "No Place to Hide" (Free Press)

February 21, 2005

Due to a combination of technological advances and post-9/11 security concerns, there is very little about our lives that is not monitored. A reporter talks about why surveillance has increased so dramatically, and how it affects us.

Barbara Goldsmith: "Obsessive Genius" (WW Norton)

December 3, 2004

The best-selling author and historian examines the myth and reality behind the mother of modern science. Barbara Goldsmith offers a new look at Marie Curie's life within and beyond the laboratory, as she battled social and personal demons...

John Derbyshire: "Prime Obsession" (Joseph Henry Press)

July 30, 2003

Mathematician and linguist John Derbyshire tells the story of Bernhard Riemann, whose 19th-century theory on prime numbers is one of the most famous unsolved mathematical hypotheses of all time.

Edward Tenner: "Our Own Devices" (Knopf)

June 17, 2003

Over the centuries, we have developed many products to enhance or protect ourselves head to toe, including helmets, baby bottles, keyboards, glasses, shoes and chairs. Author and philosopher of everyday technology Edward Tenner talks about...

James Gleick: "Isaac Newton" (Pantheon)

June 13, 2003

In a new biography, science writer James Gleick traces the emergence of Isaac Newton's vision, examines his revolutionary insights into gravity, the solar system, colors, and light, and shows how Newton's ideas altered our understanding of...

NIH Human Genome Project

April 16, 2003

This week, the National Institutes of Health announces the completion of its 15-year effort to map and sequence the human genome. We'll talk about what this achievement means for the future of medicine and science.

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