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
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.
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?
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.
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
Guest Brian Halweil of WorldWatch Institute on Mad Cow Disease. Also: Nuclear proliferation news: North Korea and Libya; Bush’s climate policy; Scientists report breakthrough on aging; Mission to Mars
The Top 10 science stories of 2003. Guests: Author Ross Gelbspan on Global warming, Astronomer Ken Crogwell on exploration of Mars, Biologist Michael West on the aging process, and Physicist J. Richard Gott on the possibility of time travel.
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.
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
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;