The fight over GMO foods is more complicated than just the issue of their safety. On this episode, McKay Jenkins discussed the fight over GMO foods.
Throw the tomato! 😉
The field of “ancient DNA” is using molecular biology to open new vistas of understanding and holds an intriguing technological possibility: cloning an extinct species. On this episode, Beth Shapiro discussed her book, How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction.
Double helix! 😉
There is much excitement about the future of humans in space, especially when it comes to Mars and the Moon. On this episode, we are joined by the authors of Beyond Earth, Amanda Hendrix and Charles Wohlforth, who envision a future in the outer solar system.
Blast off… 😉
Every December, the largest gathering of scientists in the world takes place in San Francisco. On this episode, Grok’s geotech correspondent joins us to discuss this year’s fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Topics include coal power, carbon sequestration, and Mekong River Delta monitoring.
Planet SF… 😉
Despite scientific research linking meat consumption to health complications and environmental burden our society’s hunger for meat is growing. On this episode, we discuss with the author of Meathooked, Marta Zaraska, about the biological, cultural and historical reasons behind our obsession with meat.
Viscose 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… 😉
A 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… 😉
There 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? 😉
The 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… 😉