Jan 16, 2006
Helen Palmer reports on the race among drug companies to find a universal flu vaccine to treat a possible outbreak of avian flu.
Jan 6, 2006
Repercussions from the South Korean cloning scandal continue to reverberate. This week, Science magazine announced a rare retraction of an article authored by the researcher at the heart of the scandal. Helen Palmer looks at whether the scandal has cooled investor enthusiasm for life sciences ventures.
Jan 2, 2006
With more intense hurricane seasons forecast over the next several years, the Senate is considering funding research into taming nature's fury. Michael May reports.
Dec 28, 2005
A new gadget developed by Dutch scientists powers cell phones, blackberries and iPods with the rays of the sun. Janet Babin has more.
Dec 13, 2005
The newest transportation hub in the United States will be built in New Mexico. Not an airport or a train station. It's something a bit more...out there. The state of New Mexico and uber-entrepreneur Richard Branson are building a Spaceport.
Dec 13, 2005
Scientists have decoded the human genome, the chimp genome, and the cow and the yeast and the rat and the dog genome. Today the National Institutes of Health launched a new project, to map the cancer genome. Helen Palmer reports from the Health Desk at WGBH.
Dec 8, 2005
If we were more wired, we could save billions of healthcare dollars, says a report released today. It looks specifically at how the bill for seniors and the disabled could be slashed if speedy broadband access were more widespread. From the Health Desk at WGBH, Helen Palmer reports.
Dec 7, 2005
New technology is being developed to allow drivers to share music files with other motorists. Joel Rose looks at how it works.
Nov 29, 2005
Environmental officials from around the world are in Montreal trying to hammer out a new round of greenhouse gas limits once the Kyoto protocol expires. Steve NcNally reports.