Posted by: grokscience | June 16, 2021

Plagued

Plagues have beset humankind since the dawn of history, but our understanding of the disease causing agents has greatly advanced.  On this episode, Dr. John Froude discussed the history of pandemics in his new book, Plagued.

Got a lamb? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 9, 2021

Recycling

Recycling may seem as easy as placing items in the appropriate bin, but there are many caveats that limit what can be recycled.  On this episode, Jennie Romer discussed her book, Can I Recycle This?

Don’t lose it… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 2, 2021

Black Holes

Capturing an image of a black hole may seem impossible, but it was accomplished through an incredible global scientific effort.  On this episode, Dr. Heino Falcke discussed the story of capturing the image of a black hole.

Polaroid? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 26, 2021

Framers

What are the advantages that humans have over machines in the age of technology and turmoil? On this episode, Kenneth Cukier discussed his new book, Framers.

Hobby Lobby? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 19, 2021

Neutrino Chaser

The neutrino is a fundamental particle that might never have been discovered were it not for Nobelist Frederick Reines.  On this episode, Dr. Leonard Cole discussed the life and science of Frederick Reines.

Fundamental, man! 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 12, 2021

Beloved Beasts

The conservation movement owes its existence to the history of the individuals that were instrumental in its formation.  On this episode, Michelle Nijhuis discussed her book, Beloved Beasts.

Jabberwockies? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 5, 2021

Market Medicine

The healthcare system in the United States undergoes continuing scrutiny. Can a market-based approach work? On this episode, Dr. Deane Waldman discussed Statescare and market-based medicine.

Amazon med? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 28, 2021

Accidental Scientist

Traversing a career in science can be somewhat daunting, even for those who reach the highest levels.  On this episode, Dr. Robert Lefkowitz discussed his adventures as an accidental scientist.

Oops… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 21, 2021

Under Sky

The changes to the global environment often seem to be beyond the ability of an individual to positively affect.  How can individuals help the global environment?  On this episode, Kimberly Nicholas discussed her book, Under the Sky We Make.

Mr. Blue Sky? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | April 14, 2021

Brain History

The human brain is one of the most remarkable biological creations in nature, but its natural history is unknown to most.  On this episode, Bret Stetka discussed his book, A History of the Human Brain.

Insane in the membrane? 🙂

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