Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.
Human Genes Not Patentable, Supreme Court Says
The court found that isolating the BRCA1 gene does not constitute an â€œact of invention.â€
Denis Hayes On Being Green
One of the founders of Earth Day talks about sustainability and his push for renewable energy.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn Talks Climate and Carbon
The former environmental activist takes measure of the city’s carbon footprint.
Promising Results in Early Trial of Novel MS Treatment
A small, early clinical trial shows it may be feasible to alter the immune response that leads to MS.
How to Survive a Mass Extinction
Writer Annalee Newitz has a plan to help humans survive a planet-wide catastrophic event.
The SciFri Book Club Takes a Hike
Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods” is this month’s book club read.
Having a Dog May Mean Having Extra Microbes
Houses with dogs had more types of bacteria, say researchers who surveyed surfaces in 40 homes.
Tackling New Tech in the Golden Years
How, and why, have some older people overcome the challenges of learning new technology?
Researchers Report Cloning Advance for Producing Stem Cells
Through cloning techniques, researchers created a source of embryonic stem cells genetically identical to a patient.
Hello…Is There Anybody Out There?
The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter talks about her career searching for intelligent life beyond Earth.