Explorations – December 16, 2003

Exploration

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


Explorations – December 9, 2003

Exploration

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


Explorations – December 2, 2003

Exploration

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;


Explorations – November 25, 2003

Exploration

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


Explorations – November 18, 2003

Exploration

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?;


Explorations – November 11, 2003

Exploration

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


Explorations – November 4, 2003

Exploration

Solar flairs barely miss Earth; South Pole continues to disintegrate; Senate defeats plan to curb carbon-dioxide emmissions; North Korea agrees to more talks and Iran complies with deadline in regards to weapons programs; Scientist create a "super-bug", a geneticly modified insect; Parkinsons disease research development; a study on the health effects of aspirin; 3 space … Continued


Explorations – October 28, 2003

Exploration

More worries for NASA at the International Space Station; Solar storm hits earth; Is sexuality hardwired into the brain before birth?; Is it possible to extend the lifespan of living organism?; Women who inherit a certain combination of genes have increased risk of Breast Cancer; scientists say they have isolated the gene for obsessive-compulsive disorder; … Continued


Explorations – October 21, 2003

Exploration

A new alert on global warning: Melting rate of Patagonian ice fields has doubled; Guest Lester Brown, author of Plan B: Rescuing a Planet under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble talks about the threat to the global environment; China becomes 3rd nation to send astronaut into outer space, what does Senator Joe McCarthy have … Continued


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