In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed nuclear power expert, Arnie Gundersen, who discussed how, more than four years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima, nuclear waste inside the reactors continues to bleed into the Pacific Ocean creating low concentrations of radioactivity that have already migrated across the Pacific to the west coast of North America. Steven Starr of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation briefly joined the conversation during the second hour.
In the latter half, former Nevada consumer advocate and public utility commissioner Timothy Hay addressed the attempt by power companies to crush rooftop solar energy by throwing up roadblocks to make it harder for homeowners to install, and how electric companies hate the idea of clean, plentiful solar taking away their business.
For the first time in history, an autonomous car has completed the cross country journey from San Francisco to New York City.
George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including articles on the power of elves in Iceland, and the quest to revive the extinct Mammoth
There could Earth-like planets orbiting a star in our nearest solar system—Alpha Centauri. Scientists used Hubble data to find a dip in the light from a recently discovered planet, Alpha Centauri B, caused when it passes in front of the star. Evidence also points to the existence of another planet, Alpha Centauri Bb.
A new sci-fi-like cloaking device could protect soldiers from the shock waves caused by explosions. Under patent to Boeing, the idea is to use a veil of heated, ionized air as a kind of shield that would minimize the damage from blast waves which can cause massive trauma.
Today's news stories include articles about advances in AI that will lead to universal translators, a pill that let's you feel another person's pain, and a woman who claims she has recorded actual poltergeist activity in her home.
Today's news stories include articles about a mummified pre-Inca baby, NASA's 18-propeller plane, and evidence of organic molecules on Mars.
George Knapp shares some online items that have recently caught his attention, including a piece on the history of the CIA from 1947-1970 based on recently declassified documents, a gallery of Hubble's lead imaging scientist's favorite images of the cosmos, and an article about the EPA rejecting the notion of chemtrails.
Today's new stories include details about what Lee Harvey Oswald was doing in Mexico just before the JFK assassination, a prehistoric monster crocodile, and a strange aurora in the Martian atmosphere
Today's stories include an in-depth look at the science of near-death experiences, a perplexing flashing light seen in Russian skies, and a possible explanation for Ceres' mysterious bright spots
This week, our two free audio clips are from eight years ago-- March 2007, when writer Duncan Lunan recounted his translation of mysterious space echoes that were first reported in the 1920's, and psychophysiologist Dr. Stephen LaBerge enumerated some benefits/applications of lucid dreaming.
Today's news stories include new photos of Mercury's scorched surface, a photo essay of a "hellish underground fire" in India, and concerns that fracking may be reawakening a fault line
Today's new stories include a fascinating new theory about Stonehenge, a just discovered 2,000 year-old mask of Pan, and emerging criticisms of the Mars One project.
Today's news stories include articles about a breakthrough in transmitting energy wirelessly through the air, an engineer's 3D printed engine, and a ghostly Snapchat image.
Today's news stories include articles about turning Waverly Hills Sanatorium into a hotel, mysterious booming noises shaking residents' homes in Washington state, and a super fast robot modeled after birds.
Today's news stories include articles about how scientists are attempting to grow chicken meat in the lab, the plan to excavate 3,000 skeletons from the 'Bedlam' cemetery, and animal blood that comes in a rainbow of colors
Today's stories include articles on 100 inches of snow that fell in Italy in 18 hours, a caught and released car-sized stingray, and a new academic study on ghost beliefs
Today's stories include articles on what it wold be like to live on Saturn's moons, the discovery of nine new 'dwarf galaxies,' and the macabre 'walking corpses' of Indonesia
Today's new stories include articles about the amazing leap of the praying mantis, the around-the-world journey of a solar powered plane, and monstrous "superflares' in Earth's distant past
Today's news stories include articles about a study that may prove awareness continues after death, a new treatment that can turn brown eyes blue, and a man who can get drunk eating French fries.
Today's news stories include articles about mysterious 'alien signals' from an Earth-like planet, the coming supermoon eclipse, and birds dropping dead out of the sky in Tennessee.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has arrived at Ceres after a journey of more than seven and a half years and three billion miles, space agency officials announced on Friday.
Today's news stories include articles about an ancient ocean on Mars, the discovery of a stone tool in Oregon possibly dating back over 15,000 years, and theories about the MH-370 disappearance
Today's news stories include articles about how the global flood toll will triple by 2030, the discovery of a jaw bone fossil dating back 2.8 million years, and a large fireball seen over Kerala, India
The Rosetta spacecraft has beamed back a crisp new image of Comet 67P, as it moved within a mere 9.5 miles of the rocky object, which orbits between Mars and Jupiter
Today's news stories include articles about volcano lightning, a woman who flies a jet using only her mind, and a possible alien methane-based organism