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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!
In this month's Science Diction, we look at the origins of the word 'comet.'
The comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers last year, will zoom past ...
The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is the first probe to touch down on a ...
The Rosetta spacecraft has detected the scent of a comet...and it stinks.
As Comet ISON skirts the sun, it could be destroyed—or emerge, even more spectac...
\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t