• December 15, 2005  

    On Thursday, the White House asked for another $1.5 billion to rebuild New Orleans’ levee system, roughly doubling the federal commitment. Following a background report, Donald Powell, the federal coordinator for Gulf Coast recovery, explains how the added funds will be used to strengthen the levee system. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2005  

    An ambitious national pilot project called the “Cancer Genome Atlas” will attempt to map the genetic mutations present in different types of cancer. Two experts discuss the project. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2005   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The two rovers examining rocks and soil on Mars have ended their first Martian year, much longer than anyone expected, with some technical glitches but are still capable of gathering data. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2005  

    A report on multinational companies that are rushing to develop and import liquefied natural gas, LNG, a resource that is cheap to transport but many countries fear could pose risks to large population centers that lie near storage facilities. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2005  

    An expert in forensic analysis talks about the detective work that solved the mystery of Ludwig van Beethoven’s death. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2005  

    Some scientists have discovered a set of “anti-aging” genes in animals that — when manipulated — have similar life-extending effects as calorie-restrictive diets. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the research into the relationship between genes and aging. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2005  

    A report and discussion on the Internet search engine Google and its growing popularity Continue reading

  • November 29, 2005  

    The Science Unit reports on the controversy over a proposed wind farm to be built off the coast of Massachusetts in Nantucket Sound. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2005  

    A report from Dover, Pa., where voters recently weighed in on the debate on how to teach evolution. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2005   BY Admin 

    NASA officials still puzzling over what caused a section of foam insulation to break off the space shuttle Discovery’s external fuel tank during its launch in July. Continue reading