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With one of dozens of coastline oil rigs seen in the background, workers collect oil on Fourchon Beach Port Fourchon, La.(AP)
With one of dozens of coastline oil rigs seen in the background, workers collect oil on Fourchon Beach Port Fourchon, La.(AP)

As Oil Cleanup Continues, Experts Ponder Worst-Case Scenario

With BP abandoning plans to plug the spewing oil well and attempting another cap, what's the worst-case scenario? Some experts say oil may still be gushing in December, others say the well may never be successfully plugged, meaning oil could flow for more than a decade. We speak with Bloomberg News reporter David Wethe.

Justice Department Investigation Into Oil Disaster Raises Legal Questions

With the Obama administration beginning civil and criminal investigations, we take a look at the range of legal issues raised by the Gulf oil disaster with USA Today Reporter Donna Leinwand and David Uhlmann, former head of environmental litigation at the Justice Department, he's currently director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program at University of Michigan.

Taliban Attacks Afghanistan Peace Meeting

Police officers leave with the two bodies of alleged Taliban militants who were killed in a gunbattle in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)
Police officers leave with the two bodies of alleged Taliban militants who were killed in a gunbattle in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP)

Scientists Peel Back Layers Of History With Tree-Ring Dating

Navajo Hogan, Monument Valley, Ut. Scientists use tree rings to determine the date of such structures. (Flickr/Wolfgang Staudt)
Navajo Hogan, Monument Valley, Ut. Scientists use tree rings to determine the date of such structures. (Flickr/Wolfgang Staudt)

A Physicist Sees Science In Greek Mythology

Columbia physicist Brian Greene believes science is the greatest adventure story in human history. Greene is author of "Icarus at the Edge of Time," an illustrated re-telling of the ancient Greek myth of the boy who flew too close to the sun. Greene is also co-founder of the World Science Festival, taking place this week in New York City.

Music From The Show

  • Air, "Mike Mills"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • Talking Heads, "This Must Be the Place"
  • Moby, "Inside"
  • Christian McBride, "Brother Mister"

This program aired on June 2, 2010.

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