Host Michio Kaku discusses Science News: how the OSIRIS-REx probe safely comes back from an asteroid belt and other topics with his guest, Michael Lemonick, writer for Time Magazine, Climate Central and opinion editor at Scientific American. Michael Lemonick has also written a number of popular-level books on science and astrophysics, including The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos, Echo of the Big Bang, Other Worlds: The Search for Life in the Universe, and Mirror Earth: The Search for Our Planet’s Twin.
OSIRIS-REx is a NASA asteroid-study and sample-return mission. Its primary mission visited and collected samples from 101955 Bennu, a carbonaceous near-Earth asteroid.
Explorations is an hour-long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestrial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction.