Science

The Legacy Of Nuclear Power

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

Kojo explores our historical love-hate relationship with the power, potential and peril of nuclear energy.

Winter Cold And Spring Bugs

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.

If the harsh winter we've experienced has a silver lining, it's that we could see fewer bugs this spring and summer.

Your Inner Fish: Human Evolution From Fins To Forearms

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

Paleontologist Neil Shubin traces human evolution by finding missing-link fossils that demonstrate key turning points in the transition from primitive species to modern man.

Curbing The Overuse Of Antibiotics

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Overprescription of antibiotics has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that kill thousands each year. Antibiotics in animal feed add to the problem. We look at how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups aim to track antibiotic use and curb overuse.

DC Water Proposes Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

DC Water is building huge tunnels to comply with a court order to end sewer overflow into local rivers. Now permeable-pavement bike lanes and green roofs could join the mix.

Do Brain Training Games Work?

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

An explosion of brain training games has people using apps and software programs to improve memory and reasoning. One study says the positive effects can last a decade. Skeptics disagree.

Political Showdown Over Fishing Season In Maryland

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Maryland General Assembly is deeply divided over a proposed law that would transform fisheries management in the state. We get the latest from Annapolis.

The Science Of Snowstorms And Weather Prediction

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Washington region is bracing for four to seven inches of snow today, followed by a blast of arctic air that will plunge temperatures into the single digits. We talk with Jason Samenow, from The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang...

Scott Stossel: "My Age Of Anxiety"

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Atlantic magazine editor Scott Stossel's new book explores his own acute anxiety disorders and attempts at treatment, as well as the fascinating science and history behind these psychological conditions.

Can Science Explain Extreme Weather?

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

With a polar vortex moving through the area and other extreme weather seeming to be more common, we explore the science of the arctic ice cap and other research on weather.

Understanding Your Taste Buds (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Do you like salty or sweet? The answer is in your genes. We explore the science -- physical and culinary -- behind our sense of taste and why each of us prefers different flavors.

An Ancient Sea Under The Chesapeake

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:28 p.m.

We explore the discovery of an ancient sea deep below the mouth of the Chesapeake with one of the lead scientists on the project.

Chef Jose Andres: At Home And Abroad

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Chef Jose Andres is known for cuisine that's one part tradition, one part science experiment, earning him numerous awards and accolades. We talk with Andres about his journey -- both personal and culinary -- thus far, and where he's heading next.

National Aquarium

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We talk with John Racanelli, CEO of the National Aquarium.

The White Stuff: Are Oreos As Addictive As Cocaine?

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:27 p.m.

With a new study comparing the addictive quality of Oreos to cocaine, Kojo looks at the science behind food addiction.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.