Scientists have found the birthplace of stars and planets, begun to understand dark energy and found black holes — all using information from the Hubble Telescope. However, it almost didn’t make it off the ground due to an engineering error. This hour, we’ll talk about how five astronauts risked their lives to repair the telescope.Read more
Getting To Know Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs is remembered as a visionary innovator whose relentless drive once alienated him from the Apple family. This hour, we’ll talk about how the arrogant genius ultimately changed the lives of billions across the world with Rick Tetzeli, co-author of “Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader.”Read more
What Would Darwin Say?
Modern medicine and biotechnology reduce the force of natural selection, and conditions that used to kill us are now being passed on to new generations. This hour, we’ll talk about how we can alter humanity’s future with Juan Enriquez, co-author of “Evolving Ourselves: How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth.”Read more