Jul. 09, 2010
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues took up the idea of synthetic biology this week.
Oct. 24, 2008
We'll hear about a new project in genetics that aims to make the genetic sequences -- and personal data -- of 100,000 people freely available.
Apr. 04, 2008
It sounds like something out of science fiction -- instead of being killed by antibiotics, some bacteria instead eat antibiotics for lunch.
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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.'