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.  On this episode, Paul D. Blanc discussed the lethal history of viscose rayon.

Use the worms…😉

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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…😉

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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…😉

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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?😉

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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.  On this episode, Donald Prothero discussed these Giants of the Lost World.

Dinosaurs rock…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 12, 2016

The Core

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What do ice core bubbles tell us about the Earth’s past?  On this episode, Takuro Kobashi joins us to discuss the last 4000 years of Greenland’s reconstructed temperature, the implication on understanding climate change and societal impacts.

Ice, ice, baby…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 5, 2016

Neurotribes

atgxgu8gThe history of autism may not be well known. On this episode, Steve Silberman discussed his book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. This is book is a very readable and engaging narrative through the history of autism and how it shapes the present.

Blackjack, anyone?😉

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Posted by: grokscience | September 28, 2016

Calling the Shots

cropped-photo-2_width_175Although vaccinations have cured countless diseases, many parents still choose not to have their children vaccinated.  On this episode, Jennifer Reich discussed why parents decide not to vaccinate their children.

To shoot or not to shoot…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | September 21, 2016

2016 Ig Nobel Prizes

index.jpgThe annual Ig Nobel Prizes award scientific achievements that make you laugh then make you think.  On this episode, Ittai Eres and Unjin Lee discuss this year’s Ig Nobel prizes, and review some of the most interesting award recipients from the past.

Laugh and think…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | September 14, 2016

The 2016 Geotech Review

14ct-tower1-master768-v2What is shaking in California? On this episode, our resident geotech correspondent join us to talk about the leaning tower of San Francisco, the California High Speed Rail, Techron gas, and renewables in Texas.

Shake, baby, shake…😉

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