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In his new book, Lester Brown says the world's food supply is tightening -- and the reasons are many.
Climate change may transform how and where farmers grow the food to feed rising numbers of mouths.
From small-scale nuclear power plants to advanced reactor designs, what's next for the technology of nuclear power?
Ira talks about global sustainability with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute.
How closely related are food supplies and the stability of a civilization?
March 22 is World Water Day. In this hour, we'll take a look at the technical and political challenges in providing clean water around the world.
Ira talks with Lester Brown of the Earth Policy Institute about the environmental problems facing the globe, and what can be done to take action to fix them.
An new thermal infrared camera might make crime scene investigations easier.
Can samples of the bacteria on a person's hands be enough to identify them?
Fifty years later, forensic scientists apply modern tech to the JFK assassinatio...
A new book traces the early history of blood transfusions.
Forensic anthropologist and writer Kathy Reichs talks about her new novel "Bones...
\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.