Posted by: grokscience | May 16, 2018

Think Tank

220px-DJQLindenUncovering the mysteries of the brain is an ongoing endeavor. So, what do we really know about the brain? On this episode, Dr. David Linden discussed these issues in the new book, Think Tank.

Where is my mind? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 9, 2018

Dinosaur History

Brusatte_Edinburgh_Mug_Shot_1Dinosaurs have long captivated the public imagination, but how much do we really know about their history? On this episode, Dr. Steve Brusatte discussed the rise and fall of the dinosaurs.

Dinosaur, roar… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 2, 2018

Brain Sports

Zach+SchonbrunSports are a big part of popular culture, but how can neuroscience improve how professional sports are played? On this episode, Zach Schonbrun discussed the neuroscience of sports.

Swing batter… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 25, 2018

Efficiency Paradox

Tenner-0006_PP_crop_facebook-210Efficiency may be a hallmark of effective organizations, but is the quest for efficiency beneficial in the long run? On this episode, Dr. Edward Tenner discussed the efficiency paradox.

Efficiently inefficient… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 18, 2018

Swearing

team1Swearing as an integral part of our language, but what can science tell us about why we swear? On this episode, Benjamin Bergen discussed the science of swearing.

WTF… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 11, 2018

Troublemakers

thumb_NemethPhotograph_1024Consensus is often proposed as the most important thing to achieve in a group interaction, but is there benefit in dissent? On this episode, Prof. Charlan Nemeth discussed the importance of dissent.

I disagree… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 4, 2018

Preschool Clues

DU8GWMwrRaising kids in a screen-filled world can be especially daunting, but can screen time actually be beneficial? On this episode, Angela Santomero discussed parenting in a screen-filled world.

You gotta try new things… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 28, 2018

Southern Storm

photoThe tragedy of flight 242 remains a potent reminder in the history of aviation. What lessons were learned and how did the people recover? On this episode, Samme Chittum discussed the tragedy of flight 242.

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Posted by: grokscience | March 21, 2018

Quantum Reality

becker-adam-john-castilloQuantum mechanics may be a powerful theory that enables everyday life, but what does it tell us about the nature of reality? On this episode, Dr. Adam Becker discusses the search for meaning of quantum mechanics.

Oh, Bohr-ing… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 14, 2018

Tech Billions

safe_image.phpThe tech industry, while enormously successful, has seen many of its jobs move away from the United States. On this episode, Hilarie Gamm discussed the billions lost in the tech industry.

Where’s my wallet? 😉

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