Nov. 02, 2012
With Sandy leaving destruction in her wake, a look at how cities might plan for future storms.
Dec. 31, 2010
From the Gulf oil spill to the creation of synthetic life, a look at the science that made headlines in 2010.
Jul. 16, 2010
Two investigations have cleared researchers at a climate research institute of wrongdoing after questions were raised about comments made in email exchanges between the scientists. We'll take a look at the controversy.
May. 07, 2010
The oil continues to gush from the sunken Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf -- and the official solution for stopping the flow could take weeks. Are there other fixes that should be considered?
Jan. 23, 2009
Ira talks with New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin about coverage of climate change.
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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food
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Why do cockroaches spend so much time cleaning themselves?
- Insects May Be the Taste of the Next Generation, Report Says
Can entomophagy, the eating of insects, help improve the world’s food resources?...
- The Superorganism
Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants...
- Tracking an Amphibious Caterpillar
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well ...
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Age of Wonder
Ira talks with Richard Holmes, author of 'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science.'