Science

Protecting Athletes: Concussions

Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores steps professional and amateur sports organizations are taking, and not taking, to protect athletes from severe head injuries.

Invasive Bugs

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

They're the ultimate hitch-hikers: bugs that hop into cargo ships or suitcases and travel abroad. We'll explore how invasive species of bugs are damaging crops and annoying humans.

New Advice on Reading to Infants

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

New American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines encourage parents to read aloud to children daily, starting in infancy. We consider practical hurdles some families face in meeting that goal and the long-term benefits early exposure to complex language can bring.

Coding and the Computer Science Conundrum

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo explores local and national efforts to boost computer science competency, and learns how educators are revamping computational learning to give it relevance far beyond the classroom.

The Science of Hunger

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Kojo explores the latest research on the science of hunger.

Proof: The Science of Booze

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the finicky world of booze making and the science behind our favorite cocktails.

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Bill Nye, a Washington native, joins Kojo to discuss how he got hooked on science and what he thinks can draw future generations into STEM fields.

Science Philanthropy

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

In a trend that some fear is leading to a "privatization of science," wealthy philanthropists are pouring millions into everything from genetic research to space exploration. At the same time, government funding is declining. We explore the issue.

Your Turn

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

From commencement speakers scared off by student protests to a court battle over citizenship in the Cherokee Nation, it's your turn to join the conversation about these and other news stories.

Bill Nye "The Science Guy"

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Bill Nye, a Washington native, joins Kojo to discuss how he got hooked on science and what he thinks can draw future generations into STEM fields.

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.

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