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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!
Fossil remains of an ancient pregnant whale suggest that the animal gave birth ...
Psychologist Diana Reiss discusses communication and cognition in dolphins.
Biologists are using data tags and a National Geographic Crittercam to study the...
What happens when a dolphin catches a cold? No, it's not a trick question. In th...
Underwater digital tags show humpback whales use bubbles to trap schools of fish...
Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.