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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast

Groks Science Radio Show is a weekly science radio program heard on radio stations across the country and also as a podcast. Each week, the hosts, Dr. Charles Lee, Dr. Frank Ling, Dr. Joanna Rowell and Forrest Gulden take an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives.



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Although a good diet has been widely regarded as essential for good health, the role of foods in DNA methylation has not been as fully appreciated.  On this episode, Jill Sheppard Davenport discussed her book, Better Broths and Healing Tonics.
Topics: science, nutrition, health, medicine, methylation, groks
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Birds are all around us, but few of us spend the time to slow down and notice the complexity of their behavior.  What can we learn from birds?  On this episode, Dr. Joan Strassman discussed her new book, Slow Birding.
Topics: science, birding, ecology, behavior, birds, ornithology, biology, groks
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The development of puppies into full grown dogs demonstrates much about both their behavior and our own.  On this episode, Dr. Alexandra Horowitz discussed her new book, The Year of the Puppy.
Topics: science, puppy, dog, biology, behavior, development, groks
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Developing a complete intelligence requires more than just learning facts and figures.  Teaching emotional intelligence in children is equally important.  On this episode, Rachel Katz discussed, The Emotionally Intelligent Child.
Topics: science, emotion intelligence, children, development, groks
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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be a debilitating condition, but how do we improve the lived os those with ADHD?  On this episode, Tamara Rosier discussed her new book, Your Brain is Not Broken.
Topics: science, ADHD, psychology, psychotherapy, brain, groks
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The big questions of existence continue to be investigated by many areas of science.  What does physics tell us about existence?  On this episode, Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder discussed her new book, Existential Physics.
Topics: science, physics, existence, groks
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Advances in the science of aging are revealing new approaches to extending and enhancing the lifespan.  On this episode, Dr. Michael Roizen discussed his book, The Great Age Reboot.
Topics: science, aging, longevity, medicine, health, vitality, groks
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Although the nature of reality may appear to be solidly constructed, our conscious experiences may arise from other fundamental properties of nature.  On this episode, Dr. Howard Eisenberg discussed his book, Dream It to Do It.
Topics: science, consciousness, dream, reality, groks
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Inflammation is at the root of many human disorders, but sometimes the extent of the inflammation is not obvious?  How do we prevent and treat hidden inflammation?  On this episode, Dr. Shilpa Ravella discussed her new book, A Silent Fire.
Topics: science, nutrition, inflammation, hidden inflammation, diet, groks
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Although technological advances have been produced in Silicon Valley, the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has been lacking.  On this episode, Dr. France Winddance Twine discussed her book, Geek Girls.
Topics: science, technology, silicon valley, equality
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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.
Topics: science, metabolism, gut, microbiome, diet, fermentation, groks
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Psychological trauma is often a debilitating condition for those who experience it, but therapies can often be ineffective.  Can EMDR therapy help alleviate these problems?  On this episode, Dr. Deborah Korn discussed her new book, Every Memory Deserves Respect.
Topics: science, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma, EMDR, groks
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Although capitalism has led to the creation of wealth across the globe, severe inequalities and inefficiencies remain in the system.  How can we rectify these problems?  On this episode, Marco Dondi discussed his new book, Outgrowing Capitalism.
Topics: science, capitalism, monetism, money, economics, groks
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Space has held a special place in the American psyche as a final frontier for exploration in both real life and popular media.  How has this fascination with space evolved over time?  On this episode, Dr. Margaret Weitekamp discussed her new book, Space Craze.
Topics: science, space, Americana, NASA, Smithsonian, groks
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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.
Topics: science, bioreactor, meat, biotechnology, groks
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Is it possible to tell what someone is really thinking?  How can you tell if someone is lying to you?  On this episode, Dr. David J. Lieberman discussed his new book, Mindreader.
Topics: science, mindreader, lie detection, psychology, groks
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The changes to the global environment will require addressing economic, scientific, and social justice issues.  On this episode, Eric Davidson discussed his new book, Science for a Green New Deal.
Topics: science, climate change, social justice, economics, groks
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Anxiety can be a debilitating issue for many, but how can we manage anxiety effectively?  On this episode, Elke Scholz discussed her book, Anxiety Warrior.
Topics: science, anxiety, psychology, groks
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Eliot Ness is perhaps best known for his efforts to enforce prohibition laws in Chicago, but his efforts tracking down the American Jack the Ripper in Cleveland are less recounted.  On this episode, Daniel Stashower discussed his new book, American Demon.
Topics: science, history, true crime, Cleveland, Mad Butcher, Eliot Ness, groks
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Cancer can take its toll on not only the patient, but also on the family, friends and caregivers that surround them.  How do people cope with a cancer diagnosis?  On this episode, Dr. Steven A. Curley discussed some of these stories in his new book, In My Hands.
Topics: science, cancer, medicine, groks
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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.
Topics: science, heartbreak, loneliness, psychology, neuroscience, groks
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Although emotional expression through language is often viewed as supplemental to rational thoughts, the actual organization may be reversed.  On this episode, Dr. Mark Changizi discussed his book, Expressly Human.
Topics: science, language, emotion, groks
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Homo sapiens has come to dominate the planet, but what are the traits that have allowed humans to have such a position.  On this episode, Dr. Liat Ben David discussed her book, The Story of Our Lives.
Topics: science, humans, traits, homo sapiens, groks
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Changes to the global environment will require innovative solutions, perhaps even involving novel applications of photosynthesis.  On this episode, Dr. Raffael Jovine discussed his book, How Light Makes Life.
Topics: science, environment, groks
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Although 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.
Topics: science, philanthropy, community bank, groks
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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.
Topics: science, aging, population, demographics, sociology, groks
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Throughout the history of warfare, rapidly adapting and utilizing new technologies has been key to success.  On this episode, Dr. Richard Schultz discussed his book, Transforming US Intelligence for Irregular War.
Topics: science, war, TF714, technology, groks
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The development of the planets and the solar system has continued to intrigue scientists.  Recent advances in planetary science have broadened our perspective on the issue.  On this episode, Dr. Erik Asphaug discussed his book, When the Earth had Two Moons.
Topics: science, planetology, solar system, cosmology, groks
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What does it take to make an impact in the tech publishing world? What leadership qualities and values do we need to build a successful and trustworthy organization? On this episode, Glenn Rifkin talks about the founder of IDG publishing and the lessons to thrive in the global computer publishing industry.
Topics: tech, neuroscience, micro computing, Rifkin, MIT
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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.
Topics: science, time, physics, thermodynamics, groks
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In the information age, disinformation has become a pernicious issue that has overtaken the digital landscape.  How do we identify and handle disinformation? On this episode, Donald Barclay discussed his new book, Disinformation.
Topics: science, information age, disinformation, groks
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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.
Topics: science, gardening, botany, environment, groks
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The opioid epidemic continues to have severe repercussions in society, enabled by both giant pharmaceutical companies and unscrupulous physicians who profited from these drugs.  On this episode, Charlotte Bismuth discussed her book, Bad Medicine.
Topics: science, opioid, medicine, law, groks
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Alzheimer research has rapidly advanced in the past several years, yet simple daily habits may be even more important for preventing the onset of the disease. On this program, Mark Underwood discussed Alzheimer research and prevention.
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Topics: science, alzheimer, neuroscience, disease prevention, groks
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The neutrino is a fundamental particle that might never have been discovered were it not for Nobelist Frederick Reines.  On this episode, Dr. Leonard Cole discussed the life and science of Frederick Reines.
Topics: science, physics, neutrino, Reines, groks
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Among all of the self recovery programs, alcoholics anonymous may be the most influential and the foundation for all those that followed.  But, the history of this institution has only recently been explored in scholarly detail.  On this episode, William Schaberg discussed Writing the Big Book: The Creation of A.A.
Topics: science, history, AA, groks
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The video game industry of the early 80s was dominated for a time by the Atari VCS.  But, the fall of the industry has been attributed to one video game, E.T.  On this episode, Howard Scott Warshaw discussed his new book, Once Upon Atari.
Topics: science, computers, video games, Atari, ET, groks
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The changes to the global environment often seem to be beyond the ability of an individual to positively affect.  How can individuals help the global environment?  On this episode, Kimberly Nicholas discussed her book, Under the Sky We Make.
Topics: science, environment, global warming, carbon, groks
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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.
Topics: science, physics, time, timekeeping, clocks, groks
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How did the univere begin? How will it end? The answers to these questions have remained elusive, but for the first time in human history, there is hope that these mysteries of the universe can be uncovered. Noted author and particle physicist Dr. Simon Singh discusses these ageless questions.
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The goods and foods that are produced and manufactured around us contain both natural and unnatural chemicals.  How much is known about the chemistry of everyday goods?  On this episode, George Zaidan discussed the chemistry of what we put on us and in us.
Topics: science, chemistry, food, products, groks
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During the quantum revolution, the views of the physical universe at the atomic scale were changing rapidly. During this tumultuous time, two physicists, Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein, struggled over this rapidly changing landscape. On this show Edmond Blair Bolles discussed his book, Einstein Defiant: Genius vs. genius in the quantum revolution.
Topic: Science
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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: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era.
Topics: science, history, sin, philosophy, groks
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Second part of our discussion on the phases of water with Gerald Pollack. On this program, he joins us for the Groktron 5000!
Topics: water, phases, hydrogen bonding
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The incredible ubiquity of Amazon in our current economy has influenced not just online retailing, but other areas as well.  What is the data driven approach employed by this company?  On this episode, Brian Dumaine discussed his new book, Bezonomics.
Topics: science, bezonomics, Amazon, data, AI, groks
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Can a literary work be untranslatable, especially if the work is meant to highlight the uniqueness of a language itself?  On this episode, Michael Cooperson discussed his new translation of the works of the Silk Merchant, Impostures: Fifty Rogues Tales Translated Fifty Ways.
Topics: translation, arabic, al-hariri, silk merchant, translation, impostures, groks
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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.
Topics: science, methylation, DNA, longevity, youth, biology, aging, groks
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Parsing scientific fact from fiction has become increasingly difficult in the age of misinformation.  On this episode, R. Philip Bouchard discussed his book, The Stickler's Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation.
Topics: science, technology, groks
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The changes to the global climate are often too vast to accurately comprehend.  However, with appropriate visual aids, these changes become readily apparent.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Buma discussed his book, The Atlas of a Changing Climate.
Topics: science, climate, atlas, global warming, climate change, groks
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The American continents are often referred to as the New World by anthropologists. But could civilization have started far earlier than most experts think? On this episode, Graham Hancock discusses his hypothesis of a lost civilization that preceded the Native Americans who settled here around 13,000 years ago.
Topics: Americas, anthropology, history, migration, Alaska, DNA
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The neural mechanisms responsible for generating conscious states are slowly being revealed through scientific inquiry. On this program, Prof. Gerald Edelman joined us to discuss the scientific exploration of consciousness.
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World War II was a time of great historical upheaval, where many moments in time could have drastically altered the course of history.  On this episode, William Martin explores these scenarios in his book, December '41.
Topics: science, WWII, history, groks
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Social networks can drive mass sharing of videos and unusual memes. But is it also a good way to mobilize masses of people from around the globe for a common cause? On this program, Alex Rutherford talks about his team's study on locating balloons through the DARPA Network Challenge using social networks.
Topics: connectors, DARPA, six degree, social networks, groks
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Curiosity is the name of the Mars rover that has recently begun exploring the red planet for signs of past habitability.  On this episode, Rob Manning, chief NASA engineer on the project, discusses the challenges of constructing the rover.
Topics: science, mars, rover, curiosity, groks
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Months after Hurricane Maria the Puerto Rico, the island faces food, water, and electricity shortages.  On this episode, Ingrid Montes discusses the recovery efforts on Puerto Rico and shares her thoughts on science and society.
Topics: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, natural disaster, water, food, electricity, recovery, climate change,...
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Air pollution not only drives climate change but also respiratory and other health problems. On this episode, Jos Lelieveld discusses how lives could be saved today and in the future by eliminating the emissions associated with burning fossil fuels.
Topics: air pollution, PM25, pollution, climate change, IPCC, fossil fuels
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What is the best way to solve an everyday problem?  On this episode, Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, discussed his new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.
Topics: science, technology, groks. problems, xkcd
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The opioid epidemic continues to affect countless lives, but how did it get to this point?  What is the history of opium and its derivative opioids?  On this episode, Dr. John Halpern discussed how an ancient flower shaped and poisoned our world.
Topics: science, technology, history, opium, groks
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Our emotional health is intimately related to the proper operations of evolutionarily ancient parts of our brain.  How can our sex lives be a window into these critical aspects of our brains?  On this episode, Dr. Nan Wise discussed her book, Why Good Sex Matters.
Topics: science, sex, brain, neuroscience, emotion, groks
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Free speech is often touted as a guiding principle of American civic life, but is this truly the case?  What is guaranteed under the first amendment to the constitution?  On this episode, Prof. Stanley Fish discussed his book, The First.
Topics: free speech, first amendment, groks, science
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The search for the physical basis of consciousness continues to challenge scientists.  Wherein lies the mind?  On this episode, Dr. Thomas R. Verny discussed his book, The Embodied Mind.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, mind, groks
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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.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, expectation, groks
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HIV is a pernicious blight on modern society, but one that may have an interesting evolutionary history. On this program, we discussed mathematical models of HIV infection with Prof. Montgomery Slatkin of U.C. Berkeley.
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The universe is a large and mysterious place. How did it begin? How will it end? And, what are the steps along the way? On this program, Prof. Brian Cox discussed the wonders of the universe.
Topics: science, universe, cosmology, astronomy, groks
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What does it take for a website to keep growing? What makes a social network sticky? On this program, Terry Chay discusses social networks, viral marketing, and the Obama campaign.
Topic: social networks, viral marketing, Obama, ads
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Quantum mechanics may seem to be an esoteric topic that has little impact on our daily lives.  Surprisingly, one can find the influence of quantum mechanics in our daily breakfast.  On this episode, Chad Orzel discussed Breakfast with Einstein.
Topics: science, physics, quantum mechanics, Einstein, groks
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The world would be a very different place had FDR, Churchill, and Stalin not been the leaders during World War II.  This almost would have happened had a Nazi assassination plot succeeded.  On this episode, Howard Blum discussed his new book, Night of the Assassins.
Topics: science, groks, WWII, FDR, Churchill, Stalin, groks
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Humans seem very distinct from other animals, but what is it about the human mind that truly defines us as uniquely human? On this episode, Prof. Thomas Suddendorf discussed the gap between humans and other animals.
Topics: science, evolution, Humans, primates, minds, groks
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Affordable and efficient energy storage is the holy grail of energy technology. To date, a breakthrough chemistry has yet to materialize but scientists are working hard on this challenge. On this program, Maher El-Kady join us to talk about the science and synthesis of graphene based storage devices.
Topics: batteries, super capacitors, energy storage, graphene, Mg04, energy storage, graphene, MgO4, super...
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A live Groks Science talk show from June 15th, 2016! Topics include gravitational waves, a potential pollution solution, resilience of coral in the Great Barrier Reef, association between social media use and depression, a 3rd sex in bearded dragons, the obfuscation of the night sky, complex bone engineering, the origins of King Tut's dagger, 4 newly named elements, entertainers endorsing junk food, and chiral molecules in space.
Topics: science, groks, news, biology, physics, astronomy, psychology, chemistry
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Although the invisible hand of economics may seem to be agnostic to the nature of industries supported, a change in the direction of capital may enable supporting clean industries.  On this episode, Joel Solomon discussed the clean money revolution.
Topics: science, economics, capitalism, groks
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The tragedy of flight 242 remains a potent reminder in the history of aviation.  What lessons were learned and how did the people recover?  On this episode, Samme Chittum discussed the tragedy of flight 242.
Topics: science, aviation, groks
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A career in science is challenging, but even more so after serving time in prison.  How can the barriers facing former inmates be overcome?  On this episode, Dr. Stanley Andrisse discussed his book and organization, From Prison Cells to Ph.D.
Topics: science, prison, academia, groks
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Are current trends in food production and consumption sustainable? To understand the challenges that humanity faces, we look back at how past societies adapted to food shortages. On this program, Junko Habu discusses findings from the Jomon civilization from the perspective of cultural anthropology and its implications for global climate change.
Topic: food, Jomon, sustainability, diversity, adaptation, climate change, starvation
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Advances in technology have changed the way we work, the way we socialize, and the way we learn. But not everybody knows that. In his book the End of Absence, author Michael Harris reminds us that people born after 1985 will not have experienced adulthood without the internet, and children today will never know what life was like before facebook, twitter, and iPhones. In this episode, Michael Harris discusses the impact of the ‘end of absence’ and what constant connectedness means for the...
Topics: technology, social media, Michael Harris