Exploration

Explorations – August 10, 2004

The state of the planet, with Lester Brown of World Watch Institute. Also, Scientists say Alaska is melting; Environmentalists say government is censoring unfavorable data on nuclear power plants; Clean the Air finds most fish exceed EPA mercury standards; NASA sends probe to Mercury; American Heart Association says anti-oxidants good but not necessarily in pill … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – July 27, 2004

Dr Sydney Wolf of Public Citizen on the health and safety of cholesterol lowering drugs. Also: Can something as simple as bird droppings endanger a nuclear power plant?; The first Star Wars system has been deployed; International Whaling Commission say military and commercial sonar harms whales; Meteorite from Mars found at South Pole; Stephen Hawking … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – July 20, 2004

High court rules nuclear waste must be kept way from human development. Michio speaks with Michael Marriot, head of the Nuclear Information Resource Service in Washington D.C. Also: many scientists believe that not only is the greenhouse effect effecting the atmosphere, but also marine life in the oceans; Stephen Hawking admits he was wrong in … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – July 13, 2004

Physicist Brad Edwards, Institute for Scientific Research, on the “Space Elevator.” Also: The Union of Concerned Scientists issues another scathing report criticizing the Bush Administration for injecting politics and pure ideology into scientific matters, charging that the Bush Administration is packing committees and re-writing committee reports to reflect the ideology of the Bush Administration; Second … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – July 6, 2004

Lauren Sompayrac, author of How Cancer Works. Also: Catastrophic abrubt climate change driven by ocean currents may be possible; Hundreds of scientists from around the world sign up to study Polar Ice caps before it’s too late; Scientists find world rice crops effected by global warming; Are sonograms of unborn children dangerous?; New gene being … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – June 29, 2004

Nuclear Proliferation: Mathew Martin, Analyst with British American Information Security Council. Also, Nuclear Proliferation in North Korea and Iran; Private Rocket makes history, reaches space; Congress allocates 2.5 Million for "Space Elevator"; Scientists isolate gene in humans that controls muscle bulk; Department of Agriculture has analyzed 100 fruits and vegetables for their anti-oxident content.


Exploration

Explorations – June 22, 2004

Saturn research: The Cassini Space Mission reaps bonanza of scientific information, data, photos, but there is also a price to be paid: There is 72 pounds of plutonium on board. Michio’s guests are astronomer Ken Croswell, author of many books including Magnificent Mars and Magnificent Universe, and Bruce Ganyon, of Global Network Against Weapons and … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – June 15, 2004

Sidney Perkowitz, author of Digital People: From Bionic Humans to Androids. Also: A New Ice Age: Could it Happen?; Transit of Venus and earth-like planets orbiting other star systems; Breast Cancer researchers find new drug stops growth or shrinks tumors in 46% of cases; 67 genes seem to be involved in all cancers; The latest … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – June 8, 2004

Edmund Blair Bolles, author Einstein Defiant: Genius Versus Genius in the Quantum Revolution. Also: Bush announces cuts in U.S. nuclear arsenal, but what’s in the fine print?; The U.S. Senate to rewrite laws of physics: will reclassify some high level nuclear waste to low level, so it won’t have to be transported to Yucca Mountains … Continued


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