Author: Emily V. Driscoll

Mushing and Metals

Mushing and Metals

How sled dogs can teach us about mercury contamination.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted March 19, 2008

Episode 9: The Sound of Science

Episode 9: The Sound of Science

Pets as invasive species: Listen to a discussion about how domestic animals can disrupt ecosystems.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted November 14, 2007

Drilling for Energy, But Not Oil

Drilling for Energy, But Not Oil

Geothermal wells increase in popularity as a fossil fuel alternative.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted October 19, 2007

Episode 8: The Sound of Science

Listen to a discussion about resilient stowaways that are riding in spaceships.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted October 17, 2007

Scinema: Numbers Game

Playoff season is upon us. Who will win the World Series? Mathmatician Bruce Bukiet developed a statistical model to decide just that.

By Emily V. Driscoll Ben Leach and Mike Spear | Posted October 3, 2007

Shared Remedy

Shared Remedy

Can one drug treat both HIV and malaria?

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted September 19, 2007

Scinema: Breeding Mosquitoes

Scinema: Breeding Mosquitoes

Technician Jean Nonon grows mosquitoes for a living. Emily Driscoll and Ben Leach show you how he does it.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted September 18, 2007

Episode 7: The Sound of Science

Listen to a round table discussion about the ethics of robot warfare.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted September 12, 2007

Episode 6: The Sound of Science

Listen to a round table discussion about the ethics of lie detector tests.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted July 30, 2007

Episode 5: The Sound of Science

What is causing dengue fever to spread? How scientists hope to develop an HIV vaccine. Why a ‘goldilocks’ planet is not ‘just right’ for life.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted July 2, 2007

Seeds On Lockdown

Seeds On Lockdown

How a remote ‘doomsday’ vault is preserving the planet’s seeds.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted June 20, 2007

Inuits live in very cold climates, why do they have dark skin?

Inuits live in very cold climates, why do they have dark skin?

– asks Anonymous

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted June 18, 2007

Episode 4: The Sound of Science

What is salt pollution? Highlights from a recent stem cell meeting. New findings show the importance of bees.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted May 28, 2007

Episode 3: The Sound of Science

How is the tracking technology in passports used in other ways? Science is letting kids play with snow all year round. Ancient viruses lie dormant in frozen lakes.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted April 22, 2007

Blue is rallying for green

Blue is rallying for green

Organizers prepare for the first National Day of Climate Action.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted April 11, 2007

I saw somewhere that pink snow exists -- is this possible?

I saw somewhere that pink snow exists — is this possible?

– asks Molly from Ohio

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted April 1, 2007

Episode 2: The Sound of Science

Why did Congress move daylight savings time? Sophisticated recording devices might be placed in our national parks. A teenage girl benefits from gastric bypass surgery.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted March 25, 2007

A New Twist on Tree Rings

A New Twist on Tree Rings

Scientists turn to tree rings to learn more about our climate’s history.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted March 20, 2007

Our Podcast: The Sound of Science

Our Podcast: The Sound of Science

In episode one of The Sound of Science, find out how air bags relate to video games, which predator might dethrone polar bears as the top of the food chain in the Arctic, and how a dust cloud circumnavigates the globe.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted February 26, 2007

Are Polar Bears Victims of the New Cold War?

Are Polar Bears Victims of the New Cold War?

Climate change may be affecting the bears’ habitat.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted February 5, 2007

Being Beinecke

Being Beinecke

Getting to know Frances Beinecke, the new president of Natural Resource Defense Council.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted January 8, 2007

Identifying the SARS Pipeline

Identifying the SARS Pipeline

Shoddy bathroom plumbing provides an easy route for viruses to spread.

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted November 15, 2006

Why do people cry?

Why do people cry?

— asks David from Internetland

By Emily V. Driscoll | Posted October 23, 2006