Posted by: grokscience | April 16, 2014

The Extreme Life of the Sea

steveoncoastThe ocean is a vast and extreme environment.  On this episode, Dr. Stephen Palumbi talks about his book, The Extreme Life of the Sea, on the fastest, oldest, and smallest creatures that live in the coldest, hottest, and deepest parts of the ocean.

Where’s Ariel? ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | April 9, 2014

One Percent Inspiration…

McSherryThe barriers to inventing and tinkering keep falling as computers become more powerful and 3D printing becomes ubiquitous. But does America still have the spirit of innovation?  On this episode, Tracy McSheery discusses the opportunities for entrepreneurship, the role of education, and his successful startup.

and 99% perspiration… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | April 2, 2014

Mind Reading

8646I know what you’re thinking… or do I? We’re constantly making inferences about the thoughts and beliefs of others but how often do we get it right? On this episode, Dr. Nicholas Epley, professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business discusses his book, Mindwise. He’ll tell us about mistakes we consistently make when trying to reason what our spouses want and how our colleagues see us. Avoiding these mistakes can even aid the counter-terrorism effort.

Where’s Carnac? ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | March 26, 2014

Mindless

simonComputer business systems have been designed to streamline and increase productivity in various organizations. But, have these systems been implemented appropriately? On this episode, Simon Head discussed why smarter machines are making dumber humans.

HAL, open the podbay doors… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | March 19, 2014

Sea Change

I0000et1CYqEKFxcThe ocean is changing rapidly. On this episode, Sophie McCoy explains her research on how these changes are affecting the marine ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.

Spare some change… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | March 12, 2014

Investigating Healthy Minds

davidson_richardMost people would agree that a biological understanding of mental illness is an important effort. But how often do you hear about researchers investigating positive qualities such as mindfulness, compassion, and creativity? On this episode, Dr. Richard Davidson discussed positive states of mind.

Free your mind… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | March 5, 2014

Making Labs…Happy?

tom_ruginis_founder_FINALWhy do lab supplies cost so much? How much waste does scientific research generate? Is there a way to make science more efficient? On this episode, we interview Tom Ruginis, founder and Chief Happiness Officer at HappiLabs — a company that aims to improve the happiness of scientists and the quality of their research.

Happy, joy, joy! ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | February 26, 2014

Wizard of Menlo Park

imagesTopping Life magazine’s list of the most important people of the last 1000 years, Thomas Edison is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest inventors. His influences on industry and technology remain with us today, over 80 years after his death. On this episode, Edison biographer Leonard DeGraaf discuss the life and works of the historic innovator and businessman, Thomas Edison.

Go Edison! ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | February 19, 2014

Planet of the Apes

dale-peterson_photo-by-tony-rinaldo_373pxWhat can our closest living relatives – great apes like the chimpanzee and bonobo – teach us about ourselves? Are we the only species that tells lies or wages war? Do other apes have culture? On this episode, Dale Peterson joins us to discuss these fascinating, yet sadly endangered, animals.

It’s a mad house… ;)

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Posted by: grokscience | February 12, 2014

Neutrino Hunters

indexTrillions of subatomic particles called neutrinos are zipping through our bodies every second of every day.  On this episode, Astrophysicist Dr. Ray Jayawardhana discuss the hunt for neutrinos, the elusive elementary particle that brings news from distant stars and can help us understand the nature of antimatter.

A tall order for a very small particle! ;)

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