Science

  • April 22, 1996  

    While politicians promise continued regulations and protection of the environment on this Earth Day, Elizabeth Farnsworth explores the artistic side of the American landscape with four writers. Continue reading

  • March 6, 1996  

    Microsoft chairman and Internet champion Bill Gates recently bought the Bettman Archives, a massive collection of some of the most famous black and white photographs in America. Essayist Roger Rosenblatt ponders whether mass reproduction helps, or hurts, a work of art. Continue reading

  • February 9, 1996  

    Scientists are now studying the early results from the controversial experiment that involved transplanting cells from the bone marrow of a baboon into a California man with AIDS. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading

  • February 9, 1996  

    Two AIDS experts discuss the implications of Jeff Getty’s transplant. Continue reading

  • January 18, 1996  

    This week Apple Computer, one of the giants of American technology, announced large losses and a painful reorganization. The story provides reason to wonder why some inventions like Apple’s Macintosh have trouble in the marketplace. Business Correspondent Paul Solman of WGBH-Boston reports. Continue reading

  • December 22, 1995  

    Essayist Paul Hoffman, editor of Discover Magazine, has some thoughts about human evolution. Continue reading

  • November 27, 1995  

    Essayist Paul Hoffman, editor of Discover Magazine, considers the the pay off for good scientific research. Continue reading

  • November 3, 1995  

    Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the Human Genome Project, discusses new research on a breast cancer gene, with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Continue reading

  • January 15, 1995  

    Computer analyses seem to confirm that an elegy first published more than 350 years ago was, indeed, written by William Shakespeare. Elizabeth Farnsworth discusses the bard’s poem with Roger Rosenblatt and Professor Donald Foster. Continue reading

  • June 4, 1987  

    In 1987, Sally Ride retired from NASA to take a job a Stanford, leaving America’s space program “without a real hero” and “struggling to stay in orbit.” She was leaving, the report continued, because she was unable to convey her views to her agency’s leadership. Continue reading

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