Posted by: grokscience | June 29, 2016

Zika Olympics

indexThe Zika virus has become an epidemic in Brazil, so much so that it has caused many to question holding the Olympic games there. On this episode, Dr. Joe Alton discussed the Zika Virus and the Olympics.

Marathon virus?😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 22, 2016

Camera Traps

Roland_Kays-300x300Camera traps have enabled a fascinating view of animals in their native habitat.  On this episode, Roland Kays discussed the creatures observed by camera traps.

Say cheese…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 15, 2016

Science News

images.pngScience news from June 15, 2016.  On this episode, topics discussed include gravitational waves, a potential pollution solution, resilience of coral in the Great Barrier Reef, association between social media use and depression, a 3rd sex in bearded dragons, the obfuscation of the night sky, complex bone engineering, the origins of King Tut’s dagger, 4 newly named elements, entertainers endorsing junk food, and chiral molecules in space.

Go Science!😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 8, 2016

America’s Future

UnknownAmerica is already great, as President Obama has reminded us. But does the country have a strategy? Perhaps militarily but does the country have a grand vision for prosperity, security, and sustainability? On this episode, Joel Makower discusses America’s path to a brighter future in his new book The Grand Strategy.

Yes we must😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 25, 2016

Weird Life

indexFrom extremophillic bacteria to the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intellegence, NASA Ames to fictional sentient nebulae: there is a long history of fascination with weird life. On this episode, we discuss the book Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own with its author, David Toomey.

Phone home?😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 18, 2016

Art of Risk

Kayt Sukel, Author Is risk taking a natural behavior? What are the biological underpinnings of risk behavior? On this episode, Kayt Sukel discussed the art of risk.

Role double 6s…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 11, 2016

Commanding Attraction

tanyastockIn our fast-paced world of modern dating, what does it take to succeed? What does our posture say about who we are? On this program, Tanya Vacharkulksemsuk discussed how open postures improves one’s chance at getting a first date.

Let the arms do the talking…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 4, 2016

Serengeti Rules

headshot.pngAll living things are regulated from the molecules in our bloodstream to the populations of animals on the African Savanna. On this episode, Sean Carroll joins us to discuss the logic of regulation as well as how these principles can be applied to treat disease and heal ecosystems.

Band-aid?😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 27, 2016

Epigenetic Trauma

mark-wolynnHow can traumatic events be passed to subsequent generations?  On this episode, Mark Wolynn discussed identifying and treating inter-generational trauma.

Genealogical triage…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 20, 2016

Curious

ianleslie_16forweb-200x300We are all born curious and a healthy sense of curiosity can benefit a person in many ways. However, modern technology threatens human curiosity. On this episode, Ian Leslie tells us about the benefits of this trait, why it is in danger, and how you can strengthen your own natural curiosity.

Watch out, cat…😉

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