Maria Zuber

Dec. 30, 2011

NASA Probes Set To Orbit The Moon Over New Year’s

As NASA’s twin probes near the moon, the mission’s chief scientist talks about its objective.

grail, moon, lunar, space, planetary science

Jan. 23, 2009

Future of Innovation and Research Funding

As the new administration in Washington gets underway, we'll talk about funding for research and innovation in hostile economic times. Will the economic stimulus package use science funding as a tool?

science funding, economic stimulus

Sep. 21, 2007

Mars Update

We get an update on the latest results from orbiting observations of Mars.

mars, space, water, astrobiology

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

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.

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