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
An hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction. Hosted by Michio Kaku.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?