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


Exploration

Explorations – March 2, 2004

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


Exploration

Explorations – February 24, 2004

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


Exploration

Explorations – February 10, 2004

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


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


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