As the search for cheap, safe and non-carbon emitting sources of energy continues, a band of scientists say the answer may be nuclear reactors fueled by thorium. Others caution that thorium reactors pose waste and proliferation risks. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the pros and cons of thorium reactors.
Majorities of Americans say that global warming and clean energy should be among the nation's priorities, according to a new survey. Will those feelings translate into any action in the government? Anthony Leiserowitz of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication discusses the survey's findings.
Fans of The Big Bang Theory may know her as Sheldon's sort-of-girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler, but actor Mayim Bialik is also a writer, a proponent of "attachment parenting" and holds a PhD in neuroscience. Bialik discusses her career, and why she left academia to return to acting.
Reporting in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, researchers write that they've developed a antidote that reverses dangerous symptoms of a cocaine overdose in mice. Study co-author Kim Janda discusses how the vaccine, made from artificially produced human antibodies against cocaine, works.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.