Posted by: grokscience | January 25, 2023

Koalas

Koalas are an amazing species found across Australia, but their natural history and uncertain future remain largely unknown to most.Β  On this episode, Dr. Danielle Clode discussed her new book, Koala.

Eucalyptus trees? πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | January 18, 2023

Reproductive Justice Rights

The decision by the Supreme Court in the Dobbs decision has turned back the clock.Β  But, the history of the fight forΒ reproductive rights and justice has often been a local one.Β  On this episode, Dr. Felicia Kornbluh discussed her book, A Woman’s Life is a Human Life.

Fight the power… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | January 11, 2023

Pop Psychology

Pop psychology often addresses a gamut of claims from extrasensory perception to brain training games.  How do we evaluate these different claims?  On this episode, Dr. Stephen Hupp discussed his new book, Investigating Pop Psychology.

Soda? πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | January 4, 2023

Brain Reboot

Major depressive disorders affect millions of individuals daily, but some of the most effective treatments still have an uncertain stigma surrounding them.Β  How do we break the stigma surrounding treatments for depression?Β  On this episode, Dr. Michael Henry discussed his new book, Brain Reboot.

Ctrl-Alt-Del πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | December 28, 2022

Karluk Expedition

Exploration of the polar region has been one of many triumphs and tragedies, none more so than the Karluk expedition.  On this episode, Buddy Levy discussed his new book, Empire of Ice and Stone.

A song of… ?

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Posted by: grokscience | December 21, 2022

Cosmic Roots

The conflict between science and religion can be traced to several observations in cosmology dating back millennia.Β  What are the origins of these ideas about the universe?Β  On this episode, Ira Mark Egdall discussed his new book, Cosmic Roots.

Dig deep… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | December 14, 2022

Space Craze

Space has held a special place in the American psyche as a final frontier for exploration in both real life and popular media.  How has this fascination with space evolved over time?  On this episode, Dr. Margaret Weitekamp discussed her new book, Space Craze.

The final frontier… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | December 7, 2022

Genome Defense

Although the DNA in our bodies may seem like an obvious product of nature, are the individual genes patentable?  This is the question at the center of a landmark legal case.  On this episode, Jorge Contreras discussed his new book, The Genome Defense.

Hold the line… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | November 30, 2022

Sleep Prescription

Although we spend nearly one-third of our lives sleeping, our attention to good sleep health is often overlooked.Β  How do we promote good sleep?Β  On this episode, Dr. Aric Prather discussed his book, The Sleep Prescription.

Mr. Sandman… πŸ˜‰

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Posted by: grokscience | November 23, 2022

Pirate Evolution

Pirates are a mainstay of popular culture, filling the pages of novels and dancing across our screens.Β  But, how did the popular image of pirates evolve from the reality of their existence?Β  On this episode, Dr. Rebecca Simon discussed her book, Why We Love Pirates.

There be gold… πŸ˜‰

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