Whom would you like to interview, and what would you ask?

Question: Whom would you like to interview, and what would you ask?

John Harbison: I can think of a couple people who are sort of part of my world, but not exactly. That’s an interesting question because a couple of those people I already did talk to. I think I’d like to interview this rock star, Bono. I’m interested that he still functions as a musician, but has this idea of turning his global access into some kind of an influential thing. It fascinates me that he wants to do that. I guess for a very different reason, I’d like to interview my favorite soccer player, Alfredo Barraza. He’s been retired for about 10 years.

Recorded On: 6/12/07

Bono and Alfredo Barraza.

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"

Surprising Science
  • A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
  • It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
  • Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Keep reading Show less

Too much sleep results in cognitive decline, researchers find

We know the dangers of too little sleep. Now for the other side of the story.

Photo: Vladislav Muslakvo / Unsplash
Surprising Science
  • Western University researchers found that sleeping over eight hours per night results in cognitive decline.
  • Oversleepers suffer similar difficulties on certain cognitive tests as those who sleep under seven hours.
  • Not all the news is bad: One night of oversleeping results in a cognitive boost.
Keep reading Show less

California wildfires death toll climbs to 50

Firefighters in California are still struggling to contain several wildfires nearly one week after they broke out.

(Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
Politics & Current Affairs
  • Hundreds of people are still missing after three wildfires spread across Northern and Southern California last week.
  • 48 of the 50 deaths occurred after the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento.
  • On Tuesday night, a fourth wildfire broke out, though it's mostly contained.
Keep reading Show less