Posted by: grokscience | December 16, 2020

Janus Point

The concept of time is one whose physical theory continues to elude scientists. What are advances in the theories of time? On this episode, Dr. Julian Barbour discussed his book, The Janus Point.

Time is money? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 9, 2020

Momentum Meeting

The conduct of most meetings often leaves something to be desired. How can meetings be more effective, engaging and enjoyable? On this episode, Mamie Kanfer Stewart discussed her new book, Momentum.

Go go go… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | December 2, 2020

Seven Sins

The concept of sin is one that has evolved from the middle ages to the present day. How have we arrived at our current concept of sin? On this episode, Dr. David Salomon discussed his new book, The Seven Deadly Sins.

Get thee behind me…

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Posted by: grokscience | November 25, 2020

Moral Fate

Tribalism is a pervading influence in the structure of society, but is it possible to mitigate the deleterious effects of this mentality? On this episode, Allen Buchanan discussed his book, Our Moral Fate: Evolution and the Escape from Tribalism.

Run… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 18, 2020

Timed Eating

Eating a healthy diet is important for maintaining optimum body health. But is the time when you eat as important as what you eat? On this episode, Dr. Michael Roizen discussed his new book, What to Eat When.

Nom nom… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 11, 2020

Smithsonian Science

James Smithson may be best known as the namesake of the Smithsonian Institution, but his scientific accomplishments are often overlooked. On this episode, Steven Turner discussed his new book, The Science of James Smithson.

Go science… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | November 4, 2020

Nose Dive

The sense of smell is of profound importance, but few may realize it until it is gone. The diversity of chemicals producing smells is even more astounding. On this episode, Harold McGee discussed his new book, Nose Dive.

Dive in… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 28, 2020

Alignment Problem

Although the advances in artificial intelligence have been striking in recent years, has as much thought been given to the ethical issues surround the design of these systems? On this episode, Brian Christian discussed his new book, The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values.

Use a ruler? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 21, 2020

Meteorites

The natural history of the earth and solar system can be surprisingly gleaned from the study of meteorites. On this episode, Dr. Tim Gregory discussed his new book, Meteorite: How Stones From Outer Space Made Our World.

Wish upon a star… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | October 14, 2020

Bones

Bones may be some of the most remarkable biological structures in our bodies, but few may stop to realize their many functions. On this episode, Dr. Roy A. Meals discussed his book, Bones: Inside and Out.

Better inside? 😉

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