Posted by: grokscience | January 19, 2022

Global Philanthropy

Alhough the inequities across the globe require philanthropic solutions, most projects can do more harm than good.  Is there another way?  On this episode, Prof. Kirk Bowman discussed his new book, Reimagining Global Philanthropy.

Hand up… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | January 12, 2022

Bioreactor Meat

The production of meat is an inefficient process that can be substantially improved using modern biotechnology methods.  On this episode, Dr. Karthik Sekar discussed his new book, After Meat.

McYeast… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | January 5, 2022

Disaster Readiness

Although no one wants or expects a disaster to occur, how can one be the best prepared for such a situation.  On this episode, Creek Stewart discussed his book, The Disaster Ready Home.

Duck… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 29, 2021

Property Species

How did the concept of property arise in human society and is this a uniquely human attribute?  On this episode, Prof. Bart J. Wilson discussed his book, The Property Species.

Mine, mine, mine… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 22, 2021

Tailored Brain

Although there are many claims for improving our ability to think and brain health, how can we assess which of these claims have validity?  On this episode, Dr. Emily Willingham discussed her book, The Tailored Brain.

Tinker, Soldier? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 15, 2021

Stickler Science

Parsing scientific fact from fiction has become increasingly difficult in the age of misinformation.  On this episode, R. Philip Bouchard discussed his book, The Stickler’s Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation.

Don’t panic… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 8, 2021

Climate Atlas

The changes to the global climate are often too vast to accurately comprehend.  However, with appropriate visual aids, these changes become readily apparent.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Buma discussed his book, The Atlas of a Changing Climate.

Tom Tom? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 1, 2021

Medicine Choice

Freedom of therapeutic choice in the field of medicine has had a long history in American society.  On this episode, Prof. Lewis Grossman discussed his new book, Choose Your Medicine.

Red or blue pill? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 24, 2021

Mental Thrive

Mental illnesses contribute significantly to the health burden in the country, but finding good treatments is often more difficult than necessary.  On this episode, Dr. Margaret Chisolm discussed her book, From Survive to Thrive.

I will survive… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 17, 2021

Plant Hunter

The development of the next generation of medicines will likely benefit from the vast number of compounds produced by plants around the world. On this episode, Dr. Cassandra Leah Quave discussed her new book, The Plant Hunter.

Most dangerous game… 😉

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