Cancer researcher Ludmil Alexandrov talks about the CSI of cancer–how to find out, on a cellular level, what are the external factors that cause cancer, and what that means for prevention.
Climate scientist and mountaineer John All talks about the risks and rewards trekking to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, the jungles of Central America, and the wilds of southern Africa to collect scientific data.
…but too much of it has bitter consequences for your health. Public health doctor Charlie Clements explains the risks of excessive sugar in the American diet.
How are ordinary people getting involved in species conservation? Mary Ellen Hannibal talks about how big data meets grass roots participation.
Nina Lanza does. We talk about what Mars is like and whether there is, or has ever been, life there.
Journalist Laurence Gonzales tells stories about natural and man-made disasters, who survives, and why.
A conversation with computer scientists Ken Stanley about the value of exploration and serendipity…and the data backing it up.
Geomorphologist Cathy Wilson on thawing permafrost in the arctic.
Linguist John McWhorter on his book The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language
Nancy Owen Lewis on her book, book Chasing The Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health