Jan. 18, 2013
Astronomers have discovered a clump of 73 quasars spanning four billion light years at its widest point -- that's like 40,000 Milky Way galaxies lined end-to-end.
Jan. 13, 2012
Reporter Ron Cowen discusses his top picks from a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
Jul. 15, 2011
Will Congress cut funding for Hubble’s successor?
Dec. 31, 2010
From the Gulf oil spill to the creation of synthetic life, a look at the science that made headlines in 2010.
Oct. 08, 2010
We'll take you inside the American Astronomical Society's Planetary Sciences meeting, going on this week.
Jul. 09, 2010
Although it's been years since the first publications of signs of water on Mars, support for the idea of lots of liquid water in the planet's past keeps coming in.
May. 28, 2010
From changing ideas of how black holes operate to a solar system that's decidedly off-kilter, we'll get highlights from a meeting of astronomers.
Apr. 23, 2010
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and we're having a celebration.
Jan. 08, 2010
We'll get the latest from researchers at this week's meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
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Ira talks with eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson and Bert Holldobler about ants...
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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.'