Posted by: grokscience | December 6, 2017

Enrico Fermi

A1J3gmFSf7L._UX250_Who was the last man to know everything? Enrico Fermi may well be that person. On this episode, David Schwartz discussed the life and times of Enrico Fermi.

Chain reaction… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 29, 2017

Anesthesiology

dr.przybylo2ch.j.The field of anesthesiology is opaque to many, even including some of the practitioners. On this episode, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo discussed the field of anesthesiology.

Breathe slowly… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 22, 2017

Clever Gut

3050361900000578-3409393-Dr_Michael_Mosley_has_put_together_a_simple_diet_plan_and_lifest-a-7_1453337749279Often termed the second brain, the gut houses a microbiome, which influences many aspects of our health. On this episode, Dr. Michael Mosley discussed the clever gut.

Gut IQ? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 15, 2017

Glass Universe

indexOur understanding of the universe would be far poorer were it not for the women of the Harvard Observatory. On this episode, Dava Sobel discussed their work in the Glass Universe.

Look out… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 8, 2017

Venom

userphoto_ronjVenom is found throughout nature and the animals that use them serve important ecological roles. On this episode, Ronald Jenner discussed the science of venom.

Antitoxin! 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 1, 2017

PLATO System

Screen Shot 2017-11-03 at 2.02.30 PMThe PLATO system was a networked computer system that may have spurred the advent of the social networking. On this episode, Brian Dear discussed the history of the PLATO system.

Ergo… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 25, 2017

Anthrozoology

medium-88445The human need to have pets continues, despite their declining utilitarian value. On this episode, John Bradshaw discussed the animals among us.

What about Kermit? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 18, 2017

Glyphosate

headshot_farGlyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up, has proven to be toxic to humans, yet it continues to be marketed. On this episode, Carey Gillam discussed the troubling cover-up of glyphosate.

Toxic avenger? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 11, 2017

The Anthropocene

john-kress-carouselHumans are now the dominant driver of our planet’s change. Scientists call this the anthropocene. On this program, John Kress talks about what it means to live in the human era and the peril and hope of Earth’s future.

Put on the brakes… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 4, 2017

Quantum Labyrinth

PaulHalpern1-214x300Modern physics would likely not be the same without the work of Richard Feynman and John Wheeler. On this episode, Prof. Paul Halpern discussed their work in the quantum labyrinth.

Electron minotaur? 😉

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