Science

  • August 9, 2004  

    As part of a report on the state of embryonic stem cell research three years after President Bush limited federal funding for the effort, Susan Dentzer talked with Congressman Dave Weldon, a Republican who opposes the use of embryonic stem cells in research. The following is an extended transcript of their discussion. Continue reading

  • July 21, 2004  

    Microsoft announced it would return up to $75 billion to its shareholders in what may be the largest cash disbursement in corporate history. The software giant said the payout would come in a combination of dividends and stock buybacks. Jeffrey Brown and experts discuss Microsoft’s announcement. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2004   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The use of adult stem cells to treat the body, which would eliminate the ethical dilemma raised by the use of embryonic stem cells, is theoretically appealing. The larger question, however, is can adult stem cells grow into any other cell type. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2004   BY Karyn Schwartz  

    Some have declared the research to be morally repugnant. Others have said scientists have been wildly optimistic in their promises of how treatments may help patients. Continue reading

  • July 14, 2004  

    A report on the challenges and potential benefits surrounding the sometimes overlooked area of adult stem cell research and the struggle of scientists around the world to find applications for the new area of study. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2004  

    The Bush administration proposed Monday to give governors more control over logging and road building on federal forestlands. The change would override a Clinton-era environmental regulation called the “roadless” rule. Continue reading

  • July 1, 2004  

    The NASA spacecraft Cassini entered Saturn’s orbit on Wednesday and transmitted back to earth unprecedented images of the planet’s rings. Senior correspondent Ray Suarez discusses the mission with scientist Kevin Grazier from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Continue reading

  • July 1, 2004  

    Of the 50,000 non-native plant and animal species that have arrived in the United States from foreign countries, many are considered invasive and cost an estimated $138 billion a year in environmental and economic damage. Continue reading

  • June 24, 2004  

    Authorities arrested a former America Online engineer yesterday for allegedly selling the e-mail addresses of 92 million AOL customers to companies sending unsolicited commercial e-mail. Jeffrey Brown discusses the alleged spam scam with David Bennahum, media and technology columnist for Slate magazine. Continue reading

  • June 21, 2004   BY Admin 

    The first privately funded spacecraft punched the outer edge of the Earth’s atmosphere before safely gliding back to Earth Monday in front of a crowd gathered to watch the historic flight. Continue reading