Oct. 28, 2011
A new report says evidence that the flu shot works for seniors is lacking.
May. 01, 2009
We'll get the latest on the outbreak of Type A, H1N1 influenza. What are researchers learning from studying the virus -- and how are doctors and other health professionals dealing with its spread?
Feb. 22, 2008
Researchers have mapped out likely 'hot spots' for the development of emerging infectious diseases. We'll talk about the threat of outbreaks of diseases such as SARS and Ebola, and whether outbreaks of emerging diseases are on the rise.
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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food
We are fascinated by them, frightened by them, and can't live without them -- so...
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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.'