Posted by: grokscience | May 20, 2015

The Future Earth

YTLEEThe countries of the world have not yet come to a global agreement on limiting the greenhouse gases climate change. While technology will play a crucial role in addressing this grand challenge, how can innovations be developed appropriately in various developmental contexts while meeting the aspirations of humanity.  On this program, Nobel Laureate Yuan T. Lee discusses the Future Earth program and shares his thoughts on sustainability and science.

We are the world….;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Posted by: grokscience | May 13, 2015

Tau or Beta

melissa-murray-14188970.ashxCases of Alzheimer’s disease are expected to rise as Baby Boomers age. Despite years of research, we still don’t understand much about the actual development of the disease and how to treat it. On this episode, Dr. Melissa Murray joins us to discuss some of the recent research implicating two different proteins, tau and beta-amyloid, and new approaches for treating this disease.

What’s on your mind? ;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Posted by: grokscience | May 6, 2015

The Monkey Dance

jonathan-gottshcallMillions of people paid to watch the Mayweather Pacquiao boxing match this weekend. Why? On this episode, to help us understand our fascination with fighting, we talk with English professor and cage fighter Dr. Jonathan Gottschall.

Finish him… ;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Posted by: grokscience | April 29, 2015

Gene Therapy Plan

pR-xGO2sWhat is epigenetics and how can our lifestyle influence the expression of our genes? On this episode, Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor discussed the gene therapy plan.

Okay, Stan! ;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Posted by: grokscience | April 22, 2015

Snowball Mystery

HerwartzIn different periods of the Earth’s past, scientists have speculated that the planet was covered in glacier. But how do we know this? On this program, Daniel Herwartz shows how the past climate can be reconstructed through oxygen isotope analysis.

Didn’t “The Empire Strikes Back” take place on a snowball…;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE.

Posted by: grokscience | April 15, 2015

Galileo’s Middle Finger

52b300a4c026bIn their pursuit of truth and understanding of the natural world, scientists have been known to step on some toes. Especially contentious are findings that have implications for a specific group of people, which raises the question of whether pursuit of truth and pursuit of social justice are, at times, incompatible. On this episode, Professor Alice Dreger reflects on this with stories of conflicts between social justice activists and scientists from her new book Galileo’s Middle Finger.

What about the pinky? ;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Posted by: grokscience | April 8, 2015

3-D Supercapacitors

s200_maher.el-kady

Affordable and efficient energy storage is the holy grail of energy technology. To date, a breakthrough chemistry has yet to materialize but scientists are working hard on this challenge. On this episode, Maher El-Kady join us to talk about the science and synthesis of graphene based storage devices.

Power up… ;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Posted by: grokscience | April 1, 2015

Vitamania

static1.squarespace.comHave you ever wondered if it’s really okay to get all 13 essential vitamins from a gummy bear? What makes them essential anyway? On this episode, Catherine Price, author of Vitamania, joins us on the show today to discuss the history of America’s confusion and obsession with vitamins.

One a day? ;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Posted by: grokscience | March 25, 2015

Child Development Myths

hupp_bioParenting is a daunting task, but separating science from pseudo-science in child rearing is even more challenging. On this episode, Dr. Stephen Hupp dispelled the great myths of child development.

Spare the rod… ;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Posted by: grokscience | March 18, 2015

Treating the Individual

greene2Advances in genomics are allowing us to see how a person’s DNA interacts with their environment and lifestyle to influence his or her health. On this episode, Dr. Eric Green discusses next-generation genomic technology and precision medicine.

What’s up doc? ;)

LISTEN TO EPISODE

Older Posts »

Categories

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 73 other followers

%d bloggers like this: