Saturday, December 20, 2008
National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation did their annual biggest science stories and it was fun to review some of the break-through experiments and discoveries. Here is the overview and you can listen to the podcast:
What were the most important scientific discoveries this year? From the discovery of ice in Martian soil, to the creation of the first synthetic genome, to learning of new exoplanets, Ira Flatow and guests discuss the science stories that captured the headlines and why.
Sharon Begley, science columnist, Newsweek, New York, N.Y.
KC Cole, author, The Universe and the Teacup: The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty, professor, Annenberg School of Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
Steve Mirsky, staff editor and writer for Scientific American, host of Scientific American's "Science Talk" podcast, New York, N.Y.
Paul Raeburn, journalist, author, Acquainted with the Night: A Parent's Quest to Understand Depression and Bipolar Disorder in His Children, author, "About Fathers" blog for Psychology Today, New York, N.Y.