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A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.
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.
Medical historian Howard Markel discusses his book An Anatomy of Addiction.
In his new book, neuroscientist Eric Kandel writes of artists and scientists in 20th-century Vienna.
Ira talks with author Rebecca Skloot about 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,' a tale of biology and medical ethics.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.
Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.