Posted by: grokscience | March 16, 2022

Searching Brain

Our understanding of the brain owes to several foundational discoveries by the Spanish neuroscientist, Santiago Ramon y Cajal.  On this episode, Benjamin Ehrlich discussed his life and new book, The Brain in Search of Itself.

Under the rug? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 9, 2022

Expectation Effect

How does our expectation of events affect the physiology of our bodies?  New scientific advances have shown a profound effect.  On this episode, David Robson discussed his new book, The Expectation Effect.

Knew it… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | March 2, 2022

Timekeeping History

The ability to track time has been a hallmark achievement of human ingenuity.  How has the history of timekeeping evolved?  On this episode, Dr. Chad Orzel discussed his book, A Brief History of Timekeeping.

Tick tock… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | February 23, 2022

Heartbreak Science

Heartbreak can be a devastating experience, but one where science is beginning to make new discoveries as to its biological origins.  On this episode, Florence Williams discussed her new book, Heartbreak.

Achy breaky… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | February 16, 2022

Grow Now

The changes to the global environment seem daunting to those who wish to act.  Can part of the solution be in our own backyard gardens?  On this episode, Emily Murphy discussed her book, Grow Now.

More compost… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | February 9, 2022

Super Gut

The gut microbiome can greatly influence the health of the organism, but is often overlooked when considering lifestyle dietary choices.  On this episode, Dr. William Davis discussed his new book, Super Gut.

Leap tall buildings… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | February 2, 2022

Methylated Youth

Although the chronological age of an individual may be indicative of overall health, a better measure of biological age may be found in DNA methylation patterns.  On this episode, Kara Fitzgerald discussed her new book, Younger You.

Heisenberg? 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | January 26, 2022

Super Age

The aging demographics will put tremendous pressures on modern societies.  How can the world adapt to the aging of the populace?  On this episode, Bradley Schurman discussed his book, The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny.

Break the code… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | January 19, 2022

Global Philanthropy

Alhough the inequities across the globe require philanthropic solutions, most projects can do more harm than good.  Is there another way?  On this episode, Prof. Kirk Bowman discussed his new book, Reimagining Global Philanthropy.

Hand up… 😉

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Posted by: grokscience | January 12, 2022

Bioreactor Meat

The production of meat is an inefficient process that can be substantially improved using modern biotechnology methods.  On this episode, Dr. Karthik Sekar discussed his new book, After Meat.

McYeast… 😉

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