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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Posted by: grokscience | November 23, 2016

Wearable Tech

nile-nickel-life-improvement-radioWearable technology has changed the way we interact with our mobile devices. On this episode, Nile Nickel reviewed the new Apple watch.

Beam me up… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | November 9, 2016

Lawrence of India

brilliantA cure was beyond reach. Death seemed inevitable. How did one man’s search for meaning lead to the eradication of a 10,000-year old disease? On this episode, Larry Brilliant discusses how his quest to find himself lead to the disappearance of one of mankind’s most virulent diseases, smallpox.

Larry’s excellent adventure… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | November 2, 2016

Venomous

headshot-8-24-16-2There are many species on our planet which use venom for a diversity of survival situations. These creatures have fascinated scientists and amateurs alike. On this episode, we chat with toxin biologist and science blogger Christie Wilcox about her new book Venomous.

Where’s my spidey sense? πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | October 26, 2016

Lost Giants

220px-protherophoto1The dinosaurs that roamed South America have generally not been well studied, but new discoveries have uncovered a remarkable lost world of giant creatures that roamed this continent.Β  On this episode, Donald Prothero discussed these Giants of the Lost World.

Dinosaurs rock… πŸ˜‰

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