Tag: science
ndtyson_03-23-12a
Interview
Airdate: March 23, 2012

The Space Chronicles author explains why space is the ultimate frontier and comments on the future of U.S. space exploration.

lrandall_11-03-11
Interview
Airdate: November 3, 2011

The Harvard professor and author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door addresses the ongoing debate between science and religion and shares why she feels there has been a loss of respect for science.

September 26th, 2011

Has anyone ever told you that bananas are going extinct? I’ve heard this factoid from a few different people over the years, and, while I never troubled myself to look into the matter independently, it has always fascinated me. Well it turns out it’s both true and false: the bananas we eat in most places [...]

droberts_09-13-11a
Interview
Airdate: September 22, 2011

Roberts, a legal scholar and author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, examines the political and commercial incentives for continuing the categorization of people by race.

TimFlannery-05-03-11
Interview
Airdate: May 3, 2011

Scientist, conservationist and best-selling author Tim Flannery compares U.S. environmental efforts to those of other countries and explains the link he makes in his new text, Here on Earth, between poverty and the future.

rebecca-skloot-2011-04-14
Interview
Airdate: April 14, 2011

Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks describes the reaction to her book, which remains on the NYT best-seller list.

michio-kaku-2011-04-11
Interview
Airdate: April 11, 2011

Internationally recognized physicist and best-selling author talks about his new text, which offers a provocative vision for the coming century.

Boiling water reactor design
March 18th, 2011

“Nuclear meltdown” is certainly a dramatic phrase. But after speaking to a former NRC commissioner, it became clear that it is not a scientific term.

rebecca-skloot-2010-12-23
Interview
Airdate: December 23, 2010

Science writer discusses lessons learned from research for her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

spencer-wells-2010-06-24
Interview
Airdate: June 24, 2010

Renowned geneticist and anthropologist describes his work as director of National Geographic‘s Genographic Project.

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