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Science writers Deborah Blum and Annalee Newitz join Ira to share their favorite science books of 2014.
Journalist Deborah Blum and Maria Popova of Brainpickings.org share their top science books of 2013.
Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is this month’s book club read.
Listeners suggest science books for summer reading.
Before CSI or Law and Order, how did chemical crimes come to light? Ira talks with author Deborah Blum about her new book about the dawn of medical forensics.
With newspapers and cable news slashing budgets for science reporting, where can you go to get accurate, unbiased science news? We'll look at how science news is changing.
In this segment, Ira and guests discuss notable books about science, medicine, and the environment that were published in the last year. Call in with your own suggestions!
A look at the science of sunscreen: how it intercepts the sun's rays, whether it...
Think caffeine dehydrates you? Or that you can't get too much water on a hot day...
Mayo myth-busters, a ketchup jar that never jams, and a salute to the pickle.
Plan a scientific summer getaway around Grand Canyon geology, tidepools or volca...
Thousands of lightning strikes occur each minute on Earth. We'll talk about the ...
Photographer Alan Friedman documents the sun’s many faces using telescopes, filters, cameras, and computer software.