Medicine

Testing Homeopathy

Making 100 the New 60

A recently launched project called Human Longevity Inc. intends, as co-founder Peter Diamandis put it, to "make 100 years old the new 60." How do they plan to get us there? And will it work?

Robotic Surgery for Astronauts

Your Next Surgeon Might Be a Robot

How are robots used in medical procedures today? We look at the history, present and future of robotic surgery. Is it effective?

Fw:Thinking Catches Some Zs

What is the future of sleep? Sleep is an important biological function - but could we engineer a way to eliminate it?

DNA Cage Match

How Clean is Too Clean?

Why does science fiction often depict a (literally) sanitized future? How has the need for clean environments evolved with science and technology? Is it dangerous to be TOO clean?

Scalpel. Sponge. WD-40.

A study has found robotic surgery may be better than traditional prostate cancer surgery. Learn about robotic surgery in this blog post.

Outsmarting Bacteria

A mechanism to sabotage bacterial communication could replace antibiotics. Learn about outsmarting bacteria in this Fw:Thinking blog post.

Science! A 2013 Year in Review

What were the big science stories of 2013? Join the podcast crew as they talk about their favorite science stories from the past year.