Tag: science
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.

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.

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.

Airdate: December 23, 2010

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

Airdate: June 24, 2010

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

Airdate: May 14, 2010

Science writer describes the backstory of her book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and discusses lessons learned from her research for it.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 29th, 2010

In 1994, Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray warned us in The Bell Curve that “genetic partitioning” was increasingly responsible for economic and intellectual disparity. “Success and failure in the American economy, and all that goes with it,” they wrote, “are increasingly a matter of the genes that people inherit.” They were neither the first nor the last to insist [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 21st, 2009

This is shaping up to be an interesting week around the universe. The Moon, Sky, Mars and Google: President Obama marked the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by vowing (with no specifics) to uphold NASA’s mission. Google, which is already being accused of trying to take over the Milky Way, marked the [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 10th, 2009

Triple negative breast cancer recently claimed the life of longtime executive producer of The Tavis Smiley Show on Public Radio International—Sheryl Flowers. Flowers was 42. But you’ve probably never heard of triple negative breast cancer. It is an aggressive form of breast cancer that is so named because the three receptors that successful breast cancer [...]

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