Posted by: grokscience | March 18, 2020

Space Fight

8267182The story of Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb is a fascinating tale of two accomplished pilots fighting for the future of women in space.Β  On this episode, Amy Shira Teitel discussed her book, Fighting for Space.

There can be only one… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | March 11, 2020

Space Age Women

wosk_photo_for_art-680The history of women in the space age is captured in a fascinating exhibit featuring collections of images from this past. On this episode, Dr. Julie Wosk discussed her exhibit, Imaging Women in the Space Age.

Blast off… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | March 4, 2020

Electric Brain

Fields2012_40a9f7f4-dad1-4152-9a0b-d8bc45fd9f95Brainwaves may seem like the subject of science fiction, but the study of these brainwaves is at the forefront of modern neuroscience. On this episode, R. Douglas Fields discussed his book, Electric Brain.

Free your mind… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | February 26, 2020

Balanced Body

neal-barnard-headshot-croppedAlthough food is essential for survival, eating the wrong types of food may be deleterious to our health. What is the role of hormones in our food supply and our health? On this episode, Dr. Neal Barnard discussed his book, Your Body in Balance.

Tip the scales… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | February 19, 2020

Scientist Spy

HvistendahlInternational competition for technological resources often leads to intellectual espionage, even over a resource as seemingly mundane as corn. On this episode, Mara Hvistendahl discussed her book, The Scientist and the Spy.

Corn of silence? πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: frank | February 12, 2020

It’s Elementary!

90 year old problems do not seem older than the day when they were conceived. In physics, these include the question of a periodic table analogue for elementary particles and the nature of dark energy and dark matter. On this episode, Thomas Buckholtz joins us to discuss these classic problems and unified approaches for explaining them.

One model to rule them all… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | February 5, 2020

Sex Matters

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteOur emotional health is intimately related to the proper operations of evolutionarily ancient parts of our brain. How can our sex lives be a window into these critical aspects of our brains? On this episode, Dr. Nan Wise discussed her book, Why Good Sex Matters.

Indeed… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | January 29, 2020

Friendship

TLpD7Plw_400x400Friendship is an important part of maintaining a healthy mental life, but can it also improve our biological health? On this episode, Lydia Denworth discussed the new science of friendship.

Finish them… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | January 22, 2020

Transcendence

gaia-vinceThe success of humans as a species is often attributed to the profound increase in brain size. However, does culture have a more important role? On this episode, Gaia Vince discussed her new book, Transcendence.

Culture matters… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | January 15, 2020

Exercise Medicine

5c359a49f66b3e92b4484f1a0f295859_400x400Aging may seem like an inevitable deterioration of our bodies, but is there a routine way to prevent it? Can exercise help? On this episode, Judy Foreman discussed her book, Exercise is Medicine.

Get moving… πŸ˜‰

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