Engineering mosquitoes to crash dengue mosquito populations, and a look back at the Antarctic expeditions of Scott and others.
Treatments for the winter blues, Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of the Apple leader, and a hunt for an elusive bird.
How much science do kids learn outside the classroom? Then, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman talk mythbusting.
Could a stash of ancient bones be the work of a giant cephalopod? We look at the controversial idea. Then Sean Otto, author of Fool Me Twice, discusses his idea for an American Science Pledge. And in some people, a fruit and vegetable-filled diet can lower heart attack risk.
Chad Mirkin describes using DNA molecules to shape nanoscale crystal structures, Toaster Project author Thomas Thwaites discusses his quest to build a toaster from scratch, and a student competition seeks space experiments. Plus - eggs in space!
In his book The Better Angels of Our Nature, Steven Pinker argues that violence is decreasing. Plus, a virtual arm tested in monkeys is a step toward artificial limbs that communicate with the brain.
Opportunity has reached a 14-mile-wide crater on Mars, the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to three American astronomers, and author Steven Levy remembers the life and contributions of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Plus the video pick - mapping flames.
Host: Marc Pelletier We talk with Jeffrey Hangst about the successful trapping of anti-hydrogen to hopefully answer some of our most important questions about the universe. Guest: Prof. Jeffrey Hangst . We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and...
David Attenborough takes wing with pterosaurs, physicist Lisa Randall on cosmology and the LHC, and living in a geodesic dome home.
China launches a space laboratory, empathy and cruelty, origins of the word epilepsy, and the virology behind the Contagion movie.
Scientists discuss how to control the fires that have shaped and scarred the Southwest, and a ten-day event in Flagstaff highlights science in Northern Arizona.
Most geologists agree on the approximate age of the canyon, but puzzles remain about its carving. Plus, Lowell Observatory, famous for spotting Pluto, hunts for exoplanets today.
Steven Levy on Google, bugs found in herbivore guts for use in biofuel production, and a video about using algae to boost water quality.
Rush Holt on science fuding, Jeffrey Kluger on the science of brothers and sisters, and building a d.i.y club workshop.
Dealing with psychological trauma, and a video about fungi.