Posted by: grokscience | March 22, 2017

Exoplanets

Mike-SummersDiscoveries of planets around other stars have now become commonplace.Β  But, the composition of these planets is anything but ordinary.Β  On this episode, Michael Summers discussed the discovery of exoplanets.

Far out… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | March 8, 2017

Fourth Phase of Water (Pt. 2)

0408_geraldpollack1Second part of our discussion on the phases of water with Gerald Pollack. On this episode, he joins us for the Groktron 5000!

Double your fun! πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | March 1, 2017

Fourth Phase of Water (Pt.1)

61zuIqMpx2L._SX419_BO1,204,203,200_Does water only have three phases? It turns out the answer is a little more complicated. On this program, Gerald Pollack discusses an intermediary phase between liquid and solid water and what this means for biology.

Go with the flow… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | February 22, 2017

Citizen Science

cooper-caren-cluster-photo_origOrdinary citizens are now contributing in extraordinary ways to the scientific enterprise.Β  On this episode, Caren Cooper discussed citizen science.

Go science! πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | February 8, 2017

Food Fight

fac_jenkins_mckay-05_180The fight over GMO foods is more complicated than just the issue of their safety. On this episode, McKay Jenkins discussed the fight over GMO foods.

Throw the tomato! πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | January 18, 2017

How to Clone a Mammoth

imagesThe field of “ancient DNA” is using molecular biology to open new vistas of understanding and holds an intriguing technological possibility: cloning an extinct species.Β  On this episode,Β Beth Shapiro discussed her book, How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction.

Double helix! πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | January 4, 2017

Beyond Earth

imagesThere is much excitement about the future of humans in space, especially when it comes to Mars and the Moon. On this episode, we are joined by the authors of Beyond Earth, Amanda Hendrix and Charles Wohlforth, who envision a future in the outer solar system.

Blast off… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | December 14, 2016

AGU 2016

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Every December, the largest gathering of scientists in the world takes place in San Francisco. Β On this episode, Grok’s geotech correspondent joins us to discuss this year’s fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Topics include coal power, carbon sequestration, and Mekong River Delta monitoring.

Planet SF… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | December 7, 2016

Meathooked

marta-zaraska-71_mDespite scientific research linking meat consumption to health complications and environmental burden our society’s hunger for meat is growing. On this episode, we discuss with the author of Meathooked, Marta Zaraska, about the biological, cultural and historical reasons behind our obsession with meat.

Mmm… πŸ™‚

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Posted by: grokscience | November 29, 2016

Fake Silk

photohandler-ashxViscose rayon has been manufactured for over a century, but it continues to be a major health hazard to those involved in its production.Β  On this episode, Paul D. Blanc discussed the lethal history of viscose rayon.

Use the worms… πŸ˜‰

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