Posted by: grokscience | January 10, 2018

Economist Diet

A162aAeMELL._UX250_Although weight loss may be a challenging problem, economic theory may be able to provide a solution. On this episode, Rob Barnett discussed the economist diet.

Supply and demand… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | January 3, 2018

Puerto Rico Recovery

1466561345441Months after Hurricane Maria the Puerto Rico, the island faces food, water, and electricity shortages.  On this episode, Ingrid Montes discusses the recovery efforts on Puerto Rico and shares her thoughts on science and society.

Our thoughts go to all victims and our thanks to all emergency workers.

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Posted by: grokscience | December 20, 2017

Homo Nouveau

Don-Simborg-300x200What will be the next step in human evolution? Will genetic engineering and artificial intelligence be the driving force? On this episode, Dr. Don Simborg discussed what comes after Homo sapiens.

Take me to your leader… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 13, 2017

Memory Rescue

imagesAlthough our bodies will inevitably age, how our brains age is another matter. On this episode, Dr. Daniel Amen discussed memory rescue.

Do not go gently… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 6, 2017

Enrico Fermi

A1J3gmFSf7L._UX250_Who was the last man to know everything? Enrico Fermi may well be that person. On this episode, David Schwartz discussed the life and times of Enrico Fermi.

Chain reaction… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 29, 2017

Anesthesiology

dr.przybylo2ch.j.The field of anesthesiology is opaque to many, even including some of the practitioners. On this episode, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo discussed the field of anesthesiology.

Breathe slowly… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 22, 2017

Clever Gut

3050361900000578-3409393-Dr_Michael_Mosley_has_put_together_a_simple_diet_plan_and_lifest-a-7_1453337749279Often termed the second brain, the gut houses a microbiome, which influences many aspects of our health. On this episode, Dr. Michael Mosley discussed the clever gut.

Gut IQ? 😉

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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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