Exploration

Explorations – February 3, 2004

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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


Exploration

Explorations – January 27, 2004

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?


Exploration

Explorations – January 20, 2004

Bush’s "new vision" for space exploration: What are the costs? Is manned exploration the best approach? What are the Dangers? Guests Robert Zubrin of Mars Society, and Bruce Gagnon of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.


Exploration

Explorations – January 13, 2004

Guest Physicist Zia Mian on Nuclear Proliferation. Also: Spirit, The Mars Rover is looking for signs of life; Bush announces major space initiative that involves a possible permanent moon base and a human mission to Mars; Nukes in Space? What are the dangers of using Nuclear energy for space exploration?; Did a supernova wipe out … Continued


Exploration

Explorations – December 23, 2003

Guest Bruce Ganyon of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space – www.space4peace.org. Also: The future of the U.S. space program – Nukes in space?; 3 probes converge on Mars during the holidays; Mission Stardust: Nasa will intercept comet, take samples; Health care monitoring organization says hospitals bear the brunt of obesity epidemic.


Exploration

Explorations – December 16, 2003

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


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


Exploration

Explorations – December 2, 2003

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;


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