Posted by: grokscience | December 12, 2018

Economic Puzzles

imagesEconomics may be called the dismal science, but an economic perspective could help solve many puzzles in everyday life. On this episode, Steven Landsburg discussed how to outsmart an economist.

Phone a friend? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 5, 2018

Thomas-MorrisWhat can exploding teeth tell us about the progress of medical science? On this episode, Thomas Morris will discuss the mystery of the exploding teeth.

Ouch… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 28, 2018

Home Fauna

Rob_Dunn_570Although a spotless home may seem like a land where no creature may venture, one might be surprised to find several species residing there. On this episode, Rob Dunn discussed the animals that never leave us home alone.

Kevin! 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 21, 2018

Space History

launius-at-baltimore-aiaa-2009-12The history of space exploration is vast and encompasses centuries of human activity. On this episode, Roger D. Launius discussed the Smithsonian history of space exploration.

Blast off! 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 14, 2018

Animal Myths

5bc8bc8db2946.imageThe animal kingdom is a diverse and exciting place, but how much of what we know about it is true? On this episode, Nick Caruso discussed the truths and myths about the animal kingdom.

Bigfoot? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 7, 2018

Einstein Shadow

x300Black holes capture everything that passes its event horizon, even light. So, how can a black hole be seen? On this episode, Seth Fletcher discussed the event horizon telescope.

Go, Einstein… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 31, 2018

Zombification

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-10-23-16-pmZombies may seem confined to the stories of horror fiction, but the animal kingdom is replete with examples of real zombification. On this episode, Matt Simon discussed the plight of the living dead.

Brains… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 24, 2018

Toba Catastrophe

220px-protherophoto1Humans nearly vanished due to a major explosion from the Toba Volcano. On this episode, Dr. Donald Prothero discusses when humans nearly vanished.

Abracadabra… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 17, 2018

The Future Forward

GlennWhat does it take to make an impact in the tech publishing world? What leadership qualities and values do we need to build a successful and trustworthy organization? On this episode, Glenn Rifkin talks about the founder of IDG publishing and the lessons to thrive in the global computer publishing industry.

Back to the future! 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 10, 2018

In My Hands

tuH24F2i_400x400Cancer can take its toll on not only the patient, but also on the family, friends and caregivers that surround them.  How do people cope with a cancer diagnosis?  On this episode, Dr. Steven A. Curley discussed some of these stories in his new book, In My Hands.

I’ll survive… 😉

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