The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain It's generally assumed that our brains become less sharp as we age, but a new book suggests the brain can actually improve with age, and that the middle-aged brain is surprisingly stronger in some areas than the younger brain.9:06 a.m.
Barbara Strauch: Deputy science editor for the New York Times and author of "The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain."
A new foil for the emerald ash borer Emerald ash borers are expected to spread in Minnesota. But Minnesota plant scientists may introduce a natural enemy to the ash borer later this summer: it's a tiny wasp whose young feed on the slightly larger emerald ash borer larvae.10:06 a.m.
Val Cervenka: Forest health program leader and forest entomologist with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Geir Friisoe: Division director for plant protection at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Newsmaker: BP agrees to set up a fund to pay oil damages President Obama is expected to tell the nation Tuesday what BP will do to compensate people who claim lost business as a result of the oil spill. BP's financial future is at stake as costs for the cleanup pile up.10:45 a.m.
Mark Tulay: Founder and CEO of Sustainability Risk Advisors.