US-Russia nuclear tensions have risen sharply. Agreements failing. New deployments. We’ll look at the challenge for the next president.
GMO crops were supposed to accelerate increases in crop yields and decrease pesticide use. A new investigation says neither is true.
The investigative team at ProPublica wants you to know what Facebook knows about you. It’s more than you can imagine.
Is it time to clean out your medicine cabinet? We’ll look at the new push to get you to take fewer medications. It’s called “deprescribing.”
New research suggests allergy development could begin at birth in infant guts. We dig in with a lead researcher on the study.
Pot’s on the ballot across the country next month. Five states may vote full legalization. Four more consider medical marijuana. We’ll look at what it means if more of the country goes the Colorado Way.
A new study reveals the secret influence of the sugar industry on American dietary guidelines.
A new investigation into the role the pharmaceutical industry played in launching our current opioid crisis. We’ll look at the industry’s aggressive OxyContin push.
With resistance to antibiotics rising, ancient remedies are getting a second look. Could plant-based drugs save us?
The untold story of the black women -- mathematicians -- who helped NASA win the space race. We’ll talk to the author of “Hidden Figures.”
Science is in trouble. More and more research findings turning out to be mistakes or useless. Can science be saved from itself?
It's still hard to track and treat the Zika Virus, but U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has a few prevention tips for you here.
Forty one cases confirmed in Singapore. Calls to test all blood donations in the U.S. The latest global efforts to stop Zika.
Wildfires force 82,000 to evacuate in California. Epic flooding in Louisiana. We’re on the ground with the big picture.
What’s in your cosmetics and can it be harmful to your health? We’ll look at the new calls for -- and resistance to -- deeper regulation of the cosmetics industry.
The history of exhaustion: from the Greek humors to smartphone stresses.
Do your friends actually like you? Researchers say half the time, probably not. A conversation about perceptions of friendship.
In an aging nation, what makes an age-friendly community? We look at what U.S. cities can do to help seniors live better.
A new history of us --Homo Sapiens — and why fiction – stories – let us rule the world.
All about rain. From poems and paintings to parched earth. We’ll hear a natural and cultural history of rain.