Researchers at Caltech and Harvard have created an artificial jellyfish using a silicone base and rat heart cells. Dubbed a "Medusoid," the synthetic creature swims in water in a similar fashion to a real jellyfish. More at BBC News and LiveScience.
In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed author Bill Friedman, who recounted inside stories about the organized crime origins of the Las Vegas Strip. In the latter half, investigative journalist Toby Rogers (book link) shared the untold story of mafia legend Silvio Eboli, a Genovese mob scion who developed an ongoing organized crime operation which involves the sale of marijuana throughout the New York metropolitan area.