Exploration

Explorations – January 13, 2004

Guest Physicist Zia Mian on Nuclear Proliferation. Also: Spirit, The Mars Rover is looking for signs of life; Bush announces major space initiative that involves a possible permanent moon base and a human mission to Mars; Nukes in Space? What are the dangers of using Nuclear energy for space exploration?; Did a supernova wipe out … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – December 23, 2003

Guest Bruce Ganyon of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space – www.space4peace.org. Also: The future of the U.S. space program – Nukes in space?; 3 probes converge on Mars during the holidays; Mission Stardust: Nasa will intercept comet, take samples; Health care monitoring organization says hospitals bear the brunt of obesity epidemic.


Exploration

Explorations – December 16, 2003

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University and current Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Woodrow Wilson School. Michio talks with Dr. Oppenheimer about the Kyoto Protocols. Also: The U.N. World Health Organization says Global warming has killed 150,000 this year; Scientists say … Continued


Guest David Grinspoon, author of Lonely Planets : The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life. Also: Russia may refuse to sign Kyoto protocols – could kill protocols; GAO says 42 Nuclear Power Plants lack funds to decommission when leases run out; A return to the Moon? Bush expected to make major announcement; Study finds health benefits … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – December 2, 2003

Guest Mark Jerome Walters, author of Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them. Also: The U.N. avoids major confrontation with Iran; US Congress nears completion of Energy Bill; Who really "discovered" North America?; The EU chooses France for new Fusion plant; UN reports huge HIV rates;


Exploration

Explorations – November 25, 2003

Guest Daniel R. Sarewitz, editor of Living With the Genie: Essays on Technology and the Quest for Human Mastery. Also: Germany to phase out all commercial Nuclear power plants; US and Europe clash over Iranian Nuclear Crisis; 3 probes due to intercept Mars; Did an astroid also make the Dinasours possible?; Why are some Europians … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – November 18, 2003

Guest Arthur Wiggins, co-author with Charles Wynn of The Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science. Also: 1300 instances of lost or stolen nuclear materials in the U.S. in past 5 years; Iran complies with U.N; Ozone exemptions; Scientist find gene linking three auto-immune diseases; Is hot cocoa good for you?;


Exploration

Explorations – November 11, 2003

The Danger of Nuclear Proliferation; Southern California Edison wants to ship Nuclear Waste 15,500 miles; Is it possible to create a ‘Liquid Drano’ for clogged arteries?; scientist say the recent solar flair was largest in 50 years; The voyager 1 spacecraft is now 8.4 billion miles away, at the edge of the solar wind, making … Continued


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