Exploration

Explorations – June 1, 2004

Ross Gelbspan, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Heat Is on: The Climate Crisis, the Cover-Up, the Prescription. Also: U.S. government trying to reclaim nuclear devices and uranium that were dispersed around the world during the Cold War; Both human and chimp genomes have been sequenced and are being compared: Is it possible to … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – May 25, 2004

David Goodstein, author of Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil. Also: Putin agrees to sign Kyoto Protocols; The Dust Bowl: Can it Happen Again? New computer program says Yes; Russian honored for stopping nuclear war between Russia and U.S.; Does Atkins Work? Results of first randomized control trial of the Atkins … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – May 4, 2004

Nuclear Proliferation: Jack Cohen-Joppa, co-director of the U.S. Campaign to Free Mordecai Vanunu, and Jackie Cabasso of the Western States Legal Foundation. Also, Star Wars: Pentagon wants to launch program by September – critics say program not ready; Some are saying NASA is trying to silence scientists concerning news that would be adverse to the … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – April 27, 2004

The future of Nuclear Energy, with guest Michael Mariotte, director of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service. Also: Mordechai Vanunu released from prison; Nuclear fuel rods lost in Connecticut; 3 comets will be visible in May; Albert Einstein’s close friend kept a detailed diary – now released to the public; NASA launches probe to test … Continued


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


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