Posted by: grokscience | November 15, 2017

Glass Universe

indexOur understanding of the universe would be far poorer were it not for the women of the Harvard Observatory. On this episode, Dava Sobel discussed their work in the Glass Universe.

Look out… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 8, 2017

Venom

userphoto_ronjVenom is found throughout nature and the animals that use them serve important ecological roles. On this episode, Ronald Jenner discussed the science of venom.

Antitoxin! 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 1, 2017

PLATO System

Screen Shot 2017-11-03 at 2.02.30 PMThe PLATO system was a networked computer system that may have spurred the advent of the social networking. On this episode, Brian Dear discussed the history of the PLATO system.

Ergo… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 25, 2017

Anthrozoology

medium-88445The human need to have pets continues, despite their declining utilitarian value. On this episode, John Bradshaw discussed the animals among us.

What about Kermit? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 18, 2017

Glyphosate

headshot_farGlyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up, has proven to be toxic to humans, yet it continues to be marketed. On this episode, Carey Gillam discussed the troubling cover-up of glyphosate.

Toxic avenger? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 11, 2017

The Anthropocene

john-kress-carouselHumans are now the dominant driver of our planet’s change. Scientists call this the anthropocene. On this program, John Kress talks about what it means to live in the human era and the peril and hope of Earth’s future.

Put on the brakes… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 4, 2017

Quantum Labyrinth

PaulHalpern1-214x300Modern physics would likely not be the same without the work of Richard Feynman and John Wheeler. On this episode, Prof. Paul Halpern discussed their work in the quantum labyrinth.

Electron minotaur? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | September 27, 2017

Alzheimer’s Solution

zT6wNGGBAlzheimer’s disease has become a major issue among the elderly, but how much of the progression of the disease is preventable through lifestyle choices? On this episode, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai discussed the Alzheimer’s Solution.

Do not go gently… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | September 20, 2017

Gut Microbiome

001Marie-A-PRINTING-200x300The gut is filled with a whole host of microbes that are essential for good health. On this episode, Dr. Marie Claire-Arietta discussed the gut microbiome.

Pepto? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | September 13, 2017

Private Spaceflight

0apg5Z2WPrivate spaceflight is quickly becoming a reality, but how did the birth of this industry begin? On this episode, Julian Guthrie discussed how to build a spaceship.

Blast off! 😉

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