Master of memory When science journalist Joshua Foer went to cover the U.S. Memory Championship, he thought he would be witnessing the "Super Bowl of savants." What he found was that the competitors were normal people who had trained with ancient techniques that anyone could use. His new book details his own quest to become a memory champion.9:06 a.m.
Joshua Foer: Joshua Foer, science writer and author of "Moonwalking with Einstein."
The science of living longer A new book delves into the current scientific quest for the secret of eternal life and traces the historic fascination with longevity. But if we could really live forever, would we want to?10:06 a.m.
Jonathan Weiner: Science writer and author. His new book is titled "Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality."