Nov 3, 2011 — Nonfiction rules the week with humorist Nora Ephron on aging, Simon Winchester on the history of the Atlantic Ocean, Brian Greene on the parallel universes that surround us, rapper Jay-Z on his life and lyrics, and entrepreneur Russell Simmons on what it means to be rich.
Nov 2, 2011 — It is possible that there are many other universes that exist parallel to our universe. Theoretical physicist Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, explains how that's possible in the new book, The Hidden Reality.
Jan 24, 2011 — It is possible that there are many other universes that exist parallel to our universe. Theoretical physicist Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, explains how that's possible in the new book, The Hidden Reality.
Mar 4, 2008 — A Lufthansa Airlines flight attempting to land in Germany on Saturday got caught in strong cross-winds. Passengers experienced a frightening ride as the aircraft tipped and the wing scraped the runway. The pilot brought the plane back into the air and made a successful landing the second time around.
Apr 8, 2007 — Jennifer Ouellette's book The Physics of the Buffyverse explores the very real principles of science in a not-so-real world: the long-running TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Nov 7, 2006 — A provocative branch of physics called string theory might explain everything in the universe, such as how matter came into being and why space and time exist. But others say string theorists have zero proof to back their ideas.
May 26, 2006 — Here's a way to travel, without suffering the high prices of fuel these days: Read one of Alan Cheuse's summer reading book picks. One of them is bound to move you someplace beyond your beach chair.
May 26, 2006 — A fascinating new book-length rumination about the meaning of the universe and our role in it by a prominent American astrophysicist Joel Primack and his writer wife Nancy Abrams, selected by Alan Cheuse in his annual roundup of summer reading choices for All Things Considered.
Apr 2, 2006 — Jennifer Ouellette's new book is Black Bodies and Quantum Cats, subtitled "Tales from the Annals of Physics." The author tells Liane Hansen she hopes readers will see that physics is more than a cold, hard discipline: It has emotional content.
Sep 16, 2005 — Everything I need to know about gravity I learned from... Superman? We talk with physics professor and comic book aficionado James Kakalios about his new book The Physics of Superheroes. How can the Fantastic Four make physics fun?