Space mission provides evidence for Einstein, news about fat and health, and Carl Zimmer on viruses.
Listening to ecosystems, progress on a Mojave solar installation, new diagnosis guidelines for Alzheimers, and the origins of the word robot.
Ira and guests look back on the space shuttle program, and talk about what might come next. Plus, astronaut videos.
A winner of a student technology competition. Plus paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, and tracing the origins of human language.
Nuclear safety standards, Carl Safina on the BP oil spill, herpes virus spread, and balancing bicycles.
Measuring emotions via technology, a biography of physicist Richard Feynman, and a look at Apollo-era space suit design.
New analysis of an old spark flask biochemistry experiment, hunting for traces of Americas first inhabitants, drilling to the mantle of the Earth.
Radioactivity basics, a book about preparing for climate change, and a biography of cancer.
Looking for the funnier side of science. No fooling. Plus the smaller signs of spring.
Author Cormac McCarthy, filmmaker Werner Herzog, and physicist Lawrence Krauss discuss art and science.
Splitting water with solar energy, looking for clues to Alzheimers disease, and observing the 50th anniversary of human space flight.
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A look at the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan. Plus, how the quake affected planetary rotation.
Hosts: Marc Pelletier and Vincent Racaniello How The Environment And A Single Protein Influence Evolution. Guests: Susan Lindquist, Ph.D. and Daniel Jarosz, Ph.D. We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes. Comments and suggestions on Futures in Biotech. Also thanks to Phil...