Battling World Hunger Through Innovative Technology
From innovation in architecture and robotics to mobile apps and interactive games, technology is reshaping our understanding of and approach to world hunger.
Ai Weiwei and Cybersecurity Discussed on Audio Newsletter
In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss Chinese artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei, and Idea Lobby author Emily Badger looks at a proposal for cybersecurity.
TC Boyle Discusses Latest Novel
In this week’s audio newsletter, we talk with T.C. Boyle about how he employs futility and progress in his latest novel, When the Killing’s Done. In addition, Emily Badger looks at the latest debate in patent law involving human genes.
Keys to a Happy Marriage
In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the key to a happy marriage. In addition, Emily Badger examines Citizen’s United: the Supreme Court case decision now pitting fears of corruption from special interest against fears of tyranny from the majority.
Wonking Week: Winds of Change
In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss the buzz around decibel levels on wind turbine farms and introduce a new segment on neuroscience called ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ In addition, Emily Badger examines political rhetoric and its effect on political violence.
Audio Newsletter: Bah! Humbug! And Other Traditions
This week we discuss symbolism in modern holiday celebrations, while Emily Badger examines congressional reapportionment.
Audio Newsletter: Social Innovation Fund and Cigarettes
This week, Emily Badger examines a new program to help fund social programs, while Tom Jacobs and Jessica Hilo discuss changes to the warning on cigarette packs.
Audio Newsletter: Fewer Skeeters and More Women in Politics
This week we discuss how using predators' traits may reduce mosquito numbers where we don't want them, while Emily Badger examines a new program to push successful women into running for office.
Audio Newsletter: Charter Schools and Science Reasoning
In this week's podcast we look at the relative success rates of charter schools while our Emily Badger discusses the failure of the administration's commitment to science to take hold.
Weekly Podcast: Electric Cars and Facebook Physicals
In this week's podcast we look at how social networking site may reveal the reality of how we care for our bodies, while Emily Badger discusses a new program to provide a jump start to electric cars.
Weekly Podcast: Take Two Composers and Call Me in the Morning
In this week's podcast, Tom Jacobs discusses the Prozac-like qualities of classical music and Emily Badger reveals that some research tagged as wasteful actually has solid scientific applications.
Weekly Podcast: Women, Math and Science
In this week's podcast, Tom Jacobs and Melinda Burns discuss studies they reported on concerning gender differences in math and science, while Emily Badger examines the hubbub over the idea of government oversight of Google search algorithm.
Weekly Podcast: Humming and Hawing
In this week's podcast Tom Jacobs discusses how music creates a cooperative spirit and Emily Badger explains how the concerns over employment lead many to reject greater environmental or safety regulation that likely would benefit them.
Weekly Podcast: E-mail Inspection and Lie Detection
In this week's podcast we listen to Emily Badger discussing the Presidential Records Act and Tom Jacobs on how "Lie to Me" make us worse at ferreting out the truth.