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


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


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