A Resilient Society

Resilience is the ability to absorb shocks and continue to function. It’s a word that’s gained a lot of currency in recent years as more and more people realize that there are some shocks headed our way: financial shocks, energy shocks, environmental shocks, as well as social unrest and international conflict. During this century, society […]

NOVA scienceNOW : 39 – Personal DNA Testing, Art Authentication, Capturing Carbon, Pardis Sabeti

NEIL deGRASSE TYSON (Astrophysicist/American Museum of Natural History): On this episode of NOVA scienceNOW: can a new DNA test tell us what diseases we’ll get in our lifetime? They say it’s easy as…spit. ELISSA LEVIN (Navigenics, Inc.): Spit. NEIL deGRASSE TYSON: That’s right. Just fill up a container with salivaótook me 90 secondsósend it off […]