Lizards, it seems, are good at keeping ticks free of Lyme disease, which suggests that a ecosystem that benefits lizards (and other creatures) ultimately benefits humankind, ecologist Cherie Briggs explains in this podcast.
September 26, 2011 • 3:10 PM • Share
Climatologist Chris Funk explains his findings that long-term ocean warming has created a chain reaction that is likely to permanently dry out East Africa.
September 12, 2011 • 2:37 PM • Share
Anthropologist Christopher von Rueden’s studies of a Bolivian tribe suggest that men’s instinctive drive for power is a strategy to seed their descendants thickly.
August 25, 2011 • 11:35 AM • Share
Economist Benjamin J. Cohen discusses the ramifications of the debt crisis in Greece, one of the four PIGS — Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain — whose debt problems threaten economic stability in Europe and the United States.
July 29, 2011 • 4:30 PM • Share
While the Arab Spring spotlight has marched on to Syria and Libya, pioneering Egypt’s first steps have by followed by little-noticed stumbles.
July 22, 2011 • 3:48 PM • Share
Are we at greater risk now from massive disease outbreaks? It’s a vital question after a wave of deadly E. coli infections in Germany has put hundreds in the hospital and killed more than 20. Disease ecologist Sadie Ryan explains how societal changes are aiding the bugs.
June 7, 2011 • 11:27 AM • Share
Ecologist Andrew Gonzalez explains that experiments on yeast suggest that threatened species may be able to evolve fast enough — under the right conditions — to survive.
June 1, 2011 • 8:37 AM • Share
With climate change set to wreck agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, what will happen to the world’s poorest people?
May 23, 2011 • 7:00 AM • Share
Geneticist Adam Boyko walks us through the DNA maze that produces dogs of all shapes and sizes from a very few genes.
May 11, 2011 • 3:57 PM • Share
Biogeochemist Molly Redmond discusses the state of the Gulf of Mexico a year after the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill, looking at what’s still unknown and how some lucky breaks kept damage from being even worse.
May 3, 2011 • 10:36 AM • Share
Over its short lifetime, nuclear power has migrated from being the miracle of America’s energy future to an at times unruly nuclear demon, says historian Patrick McCray.
April 25, 2011 • 1:09 PM • Share
In the second of three parts, engineering professor and nuclear risk expert Theo Theofanous discusses the options Japan has to avert even greater catastrophe at the badly damaged Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant.
April 7, 2011 • 9:51 AM • Share
Engineering professor Theo Theofanous, long recognized for his work on risk and accident analysis specifically focused on nuclear reactors, begins the first of three podcasts on the Fukushima incident with Curiouser & Curiouser host Jai Ranganathan.
March 31, 2011 • 10:43 AM • Share
Ecologist Nick Haddad discusses his massive experiment in creating habitat corridors on lands protected because they surround guarded nuclear sites.
February 28, 2011 • 8:00 AM • Share
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