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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Posted by: grokscience | September 7, 2016

Seven Skeletons

51bb7uxq8pl-_ux250_How can skeletons inform us about the history of scientific progress?  On this episode, Lydia Pyne discussed her new book Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Fossils. It is an exploration of the many facets of scientific communication and knowledge as highlighted by seven famous ancient human skeletons.

The neck bone’s connected to the…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | August 31, 2016

Ethics of Invention

index.jpgAlthough technology is often accepted unquestioningly, the potential for unethical use of technologies is always present.  On this episode, Prof. Sheila Jasanoff discussed the ethics of invention.

Don’t cut the red wire…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | August 24, 2016

Medical Mishaps

8154120Medical mishaps are becoming more common, but what can be done to prevent them?  On this episode, RJ Austin discussed dealing with medical mistakes.

Not the leg!😉

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Posted by: grokscience | August 17, 2016

Restless Creatures

Rw6W6KR2How diverse is movement?  On this episode, we interview Matt Wilkinson about his book, Restless Creatures. This book is an exploration of the diversity life though the lens of locomotion.

Get moving…😉

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Posted by: grokscience | August 3, 2016

Secret of Our Success

henrich_joeHow can culture affect evolution? On this episode, we interview Joseph Henrich about his book, The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter. His central thesis is that human genetics is shaped by our culture facilitated by our capacity for social learning. And we bring back the Grok-O-Tron 5000 to give away a copy of his book!

Where’s TMZ?😉

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Posted by: grokscience | July 27, 2016

Nordic Everything Theory

imagesHow can Nordic society inform the construction of our own society in the United States?  On this episode, Anu Partanen discussed the Nordic Theory of Everything.

What about Hawking radiation?😉

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Posted by: grokscience | July 20, 2016

Island of Knowledge

gleiserWhat are the limits of science?  On this episode, Marcelo Gleiser we discussed his 2014 book, “The Island of Knowledge” and his new book “The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected”.

Get me a boat…😉

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