Exploration

Explorations – April 20, 2004

Astronomer Ken Croswell, author of Magnificent Mars and Magnificent Universe, discusses the Hubble Space Telescope. Also, the Environmental Protection Agency says 1 in 5 counties in the U.S. are in violation of air standards; Study says only 12% of endangered species analyzed live in protected areas; Worlds oldest mouse found; Hubble photographs farthest planetoid from … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – April 6, 2004

Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology at New York University, author of The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought. Also: U.S. to deploy space based weapon; Microwave beam weapon may be deployed in Iraq; Rat genome 90% complete; Scientist zero in on 2 genes that may … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – March 30, 2004

James Gustave Speth, Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale, author of Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment. Also: Global Warming: Scientist report highest levels of carbon dioxide ever recorded; Scientist have shown caloric restriction can extent life-span; NASA reports potentially fatal flaw in space shuttle existed for … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – March 16, 2004

Peter Schwartz, chairman of Global Business Network, and co-author of the report "An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security". Also, Hubble Space Telescope takes a picture of the farthest point in space ever photographed – Bush Administration plans to junk the Telescope; Is it possible to reverse aging in … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – March 9, 2004

Mars Society president Robert Zubrin. Also: Direct evidence that liquid water flowed on Mars; Comission reports no ‘insurmountable obstacles’ to manned moon and Mars – doesn’t mention how much it will cost; Did meteor or comet really kill the dinosaurs?; Does EPA underestimate cancer risk of toxic chemicals?; Can information survive when you throw something … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – March 2, 2004

Science Distorted by Bush Administration: Guest Dr. Kurt Gottfried, Professor of Physics at Cornell University and member of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Also: Scientists announce they have isolated the protein which gives monkeys immunity to HIV, can humans use this?; In January astronomers tracked an astroid that seemed to be headed for earth; New … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – February 24, 2004

Columbia physicist Brian Greene, whose latest book is The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality . Also: Feds ingnoring safety violations in Washington State?; Top Scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, accuse Bush Administration of egregious violations of basic scientific norms; Biotechnologists concerned about possible U.S. brain-drain to countries that allow … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – February 10, 2004

Guest Eric Asadoorian, co-author of State of the World 2004. Also, Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Kahn confesses to leaking nuclear technology, but where id Dr. Kahn get his technology?; NASA engineer says it’s politics, not sound science, that will doom the Hubble Space Telescope; Scientists compare Avian Flu to 1918 Flu; Scientists working to control … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – February 3, 2004

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Medicine, Biology, and Ethics: Guest Dr. Arthur Kaplan, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. Also, Outrage over Nasa’s decision to discontinue the Hubble Space Telescope; Latest evidence gathered by the Mars Rovers point to water on Mars; Millions of chickens put to death in Asia because of Avian Flu; Georgia State School … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – January 27, 2004

Andrew Mishkin of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, author of the upcoming book Sojourner: An Insider’s View of the Mars Pathfinder Mission. Also: The new direction for the space program; Evolutionary biologists are closing in on the gene that makes us human; How does aspirin work?; Breakthroughs in earthquake prediction; Are cell phone dangerous?


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