Living On Earth: Listener Letters

Living On Earth

A listener writes in about the etymology of the name "Xena," while Arabic contributions to astronomy are discussed.

Living On Earth: Celestial Update

Living On Earth

Scientists are talking about a newly discovered object that’s larger than Pluto, the possibility of an asteroid hitting Earth, and what we can do about it.

Living On Earth: Sailing into Space

Living On Earth

Space engineers are looking for new ways to power spacecraft, especially once they’re launched into orbit. Advances in space propulsion technology, including the recent Cosmos 1 mission, was designed to use sails powered by the pressure of sunlight.

Thoughts on Manhattanhenge


Thoughts on Manhattanhenge from New York's public radio station WNYC.

Living On Earth: Alien Planets

Living On Earth

Detecting exoplanets by their gravitational effects on their host star, and more recently, by the light of the planet itself.

Living On Earth: NASA Pick

Living On Earth

Interview about President Bush's new choice to take the helm at NASA, Michael Griffin, and whether he has all the qualifications it takes to lead the nation's space agency through the 21st century.

Living On Earth: Tyson on Titan

Living On Earth

When the Huygens space probe landed on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, on January 14th the world watched in awe. Discussions include Titan’s unusual features, what we didn’t learn from Huygen’s data, and why the government is shifting its priorities for space exploration.

Living On Earth: Reach for the Stars

Living On Earth

Interview on why and how Neil deGrasse Tyson became an astrophysicist and why he continues to marvel about the wonders of the universe.

The Leonard Lopate Show


A conversation with WNYC's Leonard Lopate on extremophiles, life in the universe, water in the Solar System, and the evolving scientific frontier.

The Leonard Lopate Show: Survival Kit


If you were stranded on a desert island, what ten things do you want with you?

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