Posted by: grokscience | July 28, 2021

Open Skies

Becoming a military pilot is not an easy task, and one that has additional obstacles for a woman in Afghanistan.  On this episode, Niloofar Rahmani discussed her life as the first female fixed-wing aviator in Afghanistan.

Fly high! 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | July 21, 2021

Sweaty Science

Perspiration is a trait that is relatively unique for humans and one where science is making new discoveries.  On this episode, Sarah Everts discussed her new book, The Joy of Sweat.

No sweat… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | July 14, 2021

Deconsumerism

Although consumerism appears to be embedded in our modern society, would the environment and ourselves be changed should it cease to exist? On this episode, J.B. MacKinnon discussed his book, The Day the World Stopped Shopping.

More coupons? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | July 7, 2021

Lunar Rover

The final Apollo missions were aided by the invention of the lunar lover, which greatly expanded the exploration of the moon.  On this episode, Earl Swift discussed his book, Across the Airless Wilds.

Go, go, go… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 30, 2021

Exhale

Transplant medicine is one of the most challenging areas of medicine that is rapidly evolving.  On this episode, Dr. David Weill discussed his book, Exhale.

Change from within… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 23, 2021

Information Ascent

Information may seem to be constantly increasing in our increasingly complex world, but what if it is actually a fundamental part of the universe?  On this episode, Caleb Scharf discussed his new book, The Ascent of Information.

Save often… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 16, 2021

Plagued

Plagues have beset humankind since the dawn of history, but our understanding of the disease causing agents has greatly advanced.  On this episode, Dr. John Froude discussed the history of pandemics in his new book, Plagued.

Got a lamb? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 9, 2021

Recycling

Recycling may seem as easy as placing items in the appropriate bin, but there are many caveats that limit what can be recycled.  On this episode, Jennie Romer discussed her book, Can I Recycle This?

Don’t lose it… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | June 2, 2021

Black Holes

Capturing an image of a black hole may seem impossible, but it was accomplished through an incredible global scientific effort.  On this episode, Dr. Heino Falcke discussed the story of capturing the image of a black hole.

Polaroid? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | May 26, 2021

Framers

What are the advantages that humans have over machines in the age of technology and turmoil? On this episode, Kenneth Cukier discussed his new book, Framers.

Hobby Lobby? 😉

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