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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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Creativity is an elusive feature of the human mind that many would like to harness.  How does it arise and how can we cultivate it?  On this episode, Matt Richtel discussed his new book, Inspired.
Topics: science, inspiration, creativity, neuroscience, psychology, groks
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The great questions of science and philosophy continue to undergo rigorous exploration and experimentation.  What is our understanding of these questions?  On this episode, Alan Lightman discussed his new book, Probable Impossibilities.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, biology, consciousness, groks
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Coral reefs are an amazing microcosm supporting life in the oceans, but their existence continues to be threatened.  On this episode, Juli Berwald discussed her new book, Life on the Rocks.
Topics: science, coral reefs, oceans, conservation, climate change, groks
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Apollo 13 holds a unique place in the history of the early space missions.  The lunar pilot on the flight had a unique perspective on the mission and the evolution of the space program.  On this episode, Fred Haise discussed his new book, Never Panic Early.
Topics: science, Apollo 13, NASA, space program, moon, 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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The laws of thermodynamics and quantum physics may seem to operate at completely different physical scales, but is it possible to combine these different physical principles?  On this episode, Dr. Nicole Junger Halpern discussed her book, Quantum Steampunk.
Topics: science, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, quantum thermodynamics, physics, information, groks
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Although changes to the global environment and climate seem to be increasing, is it possible to restore the climate for a sustainable future?  On this episode, Peter Fiekowsky discussed his new book, Climate Restoration.
Topics: science, climate, climate change, climate restoration, environment, population, groks
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In a worldwide plague with societies under lockdown, how can human communities survive? On this episode, Umar Turaki discussed his new novel, Such A Beautiful Thing to Behold.
Topics: science, pandemic, novel, groks
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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.
Topics: science, cosmochemistry, meteorite, physics, groks
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How can we help preserve the biodiversity of the planet?  Can preserving half the land on the planet be the solution?  On this episode, Tony Hiss discussed his book, Rescuing the Planet.
Topics: science, environment, ecology, conservation, groks
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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.
Topics: science, Cajal, neuroscience, neuron, neuron doctrine, groks
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In this episode, we talk with Christie Aschwanden, the lead science writer for Fivethirtyeight.com about what she found when she used some common tools utilized in nutrition research.
Topics: groks, groks science show, nutrition, food, christie aschwanden, fivethirtyeight
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What are the advantages that humans have over machines in the age of technology and turmoil?  On this episode, Kenneth Cukier discussed his new book, Framers.
Topics: science, computers, framing, human cognition, groks
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How could an aspiring supervillain take over the world?  Are the comic book schemes of supervillainy supported by modern science?  On this episode, Ryan North discussed his new book, How to Take Over the World.
Topics: science, comics, supervillain, groks
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Although there are many claims for improving our ability to think and brain health, how can we assess which of these claims have validity?  On this episode, Dr. Emily Willingham discussed her book, The Tailored Brain.
Topics: science, neuroscience, brain health, groks
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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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Faster than a speeding bullet? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Superman may be confined to the comics, but could his superpowers exist in the natural world? On this program, Prof. James Kakalios discussed the Physics of Superheroes
Topics: science, physics, superheroes
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The development of the next generation of medicines will likely benefit from the vast number of compounds produced by plants around the world. On this episode, Dr. Cassandra Leah Quave discussed her new book, The Plant Hunter.
Topics: science, medicine, plants, ethnobotany, natural products, groks
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Although anxiety levels have been increasing lately, can this actually be used for good?  On this episode, Dr. Wendy Suzuki discussed her new book, Good Anxiety.
Topics: science, anxiety, sociology, psychology, 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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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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While we may be born with some innate food preferences, most of our eating habits are learned and vary dramatically across cultures. On this episode, Bee Wilson discusses how we learn to eat and whether we can change our approach to food.
Topics: food, diet, obesity, health, Bee Wilson, groks, science
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Sleep is an essential part of our lives, but one that we rarely think about, unless something goes wrong.  On this episode, Henry Nicholls discussed the neuroscience of sleep.
Topics: sleep, neuroscience, groks
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Perspiration is a trait that is relatively unique for humans and one where science is making new discoveries.  On this episode, Sarah Everts discussed her new book, The Joy of Sweat.
Topics: science, sweat, perspiration, biology, groks
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Food allergies and related conditions appear to be increasing in prevalence.  But, how do we diagnose and treat these conditions.  On this episode, Dr. Ruchi Gupta discussed her book, Food Without Fear.
Topics: science, food, food allergy, celiac, nutrition, 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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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Robert Oppenheimer is perhaps best known as the lead scientist on the Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb. But, the personal aspects of this important individual have remained untold. We explored these stories with Prof. Jeremy Bernstein, author of Oppenheimer: Portrait of an enigma.
Topic: Science
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All living things are regulated from the molecules in our bloodstream to the populations of animals on the African Savanna. Today, Sean Carroll joins us to discuss the logic of regulation as well as how these principles can be applied to treat disease and heal ecosystems.
Topics: regulation, animals, ecology, conservation, Sean Carroll, groks science show
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Oh, Canada! But, what do we know about our mysterious neighbor to the north?  On this episode, Jesse Brown discussed the Canadaland Guide to Canada.
Topics: Canada, science, groks
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Becoming a military pilot is not an easy task, and one that has additional obstacles for a woman in Afghanistan.  On this episode, Niloofar Rahmani discussed her life as the first female fixed-wing aviator in Afghanistan.
Topics: science, Afghanistan, air force, aviation, groks
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How did the universe begin?  The big bang theory was perhaps popularized by a public debate between two physicists, George Gamow and Fred Hoyle.  On this episode, Paul Halpern discussed his book, Flashes of Creation.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, big bang, Hoyle, Gamow, groks
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Treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias continue to be developed, but with poor outcomes.  What is the best way forward? On this episode, Dr. Daniel R. George discussed his book, American Dementia.
Topics: science, dementia, Alzheimer's, sociology, 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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Richard Feynman is known as one of the most imaginative and beloved physicists in history, reaching a public popularity that is uncommon for his field. Today we speak with his daughter Michelle Feynman about the collection of her father’s quotes that she recently published as well as stories and memories she has of him.
Topics: Richard Feynman, Michelle Feynman, physics, biography, groks science show
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The field of anesthesiology is opaque to many, even including some of the practitioners.  On this episode, Dr. Henry Jay Przybylo discussed the field of anesthesiology.
Topics: science, anesthesia, groks, medicine
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The problems facing the American health care system are perhaps nowhere else more evident than in small rural hospitals.  On this episode, Brian Alexander discussed his book, The Hospital.
Topics: science, medicine, hospital, healthcare, groks
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Although consumerism appears to be embedded in our modern society, would the environment and ourselves be changed should it cease to exist?  On this episode, J.B. MacKinnon discussed his book, The Day the World Stopped Shopping.
Topics: science, environment, consumerism, economics, groks
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The heart is a remarkable organ, but one whose natural history may have been unappreciated.  On this episode, Dr. Bill Schutt discussed his new book, Pump.
Topics: science, heart, cardiology, history, groks
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Mathematics underlies so much of the modern world, but how can it help us to think better?  On this episode, Marcus du Sautoy discussed his book, Thinking Better.
Topics: science, mathematics, probability, thinking, groks
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by Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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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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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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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The Science Review publishes articles on the complete range of science and engineering activity occuring on the campus. On this episode, Charlie Emrich and Jess Porter, editors at the BSR, discussed science journalism.
Topic: Science
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Quantum mechanics may be a powerful theory that enables everyday life, but what does it tell us about the nature of reality?  On this episode, Dr. Adam Becker discusses the search for meaning of quantum mechanics.
Topics: physics, quantum mechanics, groks, science
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by Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What are the hidden motives behind our actions?  Why do our brains make up stories about our actions to keep us unaware of our real motives?  On this episode, Dr. Robin Hanson discussed the elephant in the brain.
Topics: science, groks, motives
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Information may seem to be constantly increasing in our increasingly complex world, but what if it is actually a fundamental part of the universe?  On this episode, Caleb Scharf discussed his new book, The Ascent of Information.
Topics: science, information theory, entropy, dataome, groks
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Science is continually under attack from science deniers.  What is the best way to talk about science with a science denier?  On this episode, Dr. Lee McIntyre discussed his book, How to Talk to a Science Denier.
Topics: science, denial, dialogue, debate, 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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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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Cosmological views of the universe have evolved from ideas as simple as a flat earth to current notions that accede the possibilty of multiple universes. On this program, Prof. David Park discussed the history of cosmology.
Topics: Science, cosmology, multiverse
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Drugs are a ubiquitous part of modern life. However, separating the facts from the myths about drug use can often be a challenge. On this program, Prof. Cynthia Kuhn discussed the science of drugs.
Topics: science, drugs
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What better way is there to celebrate the Big Bang than with a Nobel Prize. On this week's program, Prof. Alex Filipenko commented on the 2006 prize in physics. Prof. Caroline Kane also joined us to discuss this year's chemistry prize. Finally, Nobel Laureate Prof. Peter Doherty talked about what it takes to get one.
Topics: science, Nobel prize, chemistry, physics
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by Charles Lee and Frank Ling
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The discovery of the Peking Man fossils in China was a landmark discovery for archaeologists and anthropologists. On this program, Dr. Amir Aczel discussed the discovery of the fossils and the tale of one of the main investigators involved in the project, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
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Topics: science, anthropology, archaeology
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Have you ever noticed that people behave strangely in elevators? Dr. Dario Maestripieri, author of 'Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships,' joins us to discuss how studying the behavior of rhesus monkeys and other non-human primates can help us understand why humans act the way we do.
Topics: groks, science, psychology, maestripieri, primates
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Bletchley Park was the center of codebreaking in the United Kingdom during World War II. It was also a place for young men and women to meet, sing, dance, act, and socialize. Sinclair McKay joins us to discuss his book, The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There.
Topics: Bletchley Park, Sinclair McKay, Groks, Science, Enigma, Codebreaking, Social history, World War II
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Particulates in the air act as nucleation sites for the formation of rain clouds. But what are they made of? On this episode, Dr. Mary Gilles discussed their discovery of potassium salts and fungi as seeds for clouds.
Topics: atmospheric chemistry, terpenes, volatile organics, soot, LBL, Berkeley Labs, Advanced Light...
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The history of ancient human civilization is mysterious almost by definition. While many archaeologists agree with the general timeline taught in school, others believe something is drastically wrong with this theory. On this episode, journalist Graham Hancock presents an alternative story of civilization’s past. using evidence from geology, archaeology, and global myths
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Topics: Graham Hancock, geology, archaeology, history, ancient, civilization, comet, atlantis
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In January 2016, the World Health Organization predicted that Zika virus would spread through most of the Americas by the end of the year. Today Dr. Brenda Wilson discusses the origin of the Zika virus, its connection to microcephaly, and what is being done to stop its spread.
Topics: Zika, zika virus, Brenda Wilson, outbreak, microcephaly, groks science show, health
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Mixed severity fires help to rejuvenate the forests, but how will current policy shifts affect the health of the forests.  On this episode, Dominick DellaSalla discussed the importance of mixed severity fires.
Topics: fires, forestry, groks
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Consensus is often proposed as the most important thing to achieve in a group interaction, but is there benefit in dissent?  On this episode, Prof. Charlan Nemeth discussed the importance of dissent.
Topics: science, psychology, dissent, groks
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Resilience is a term that is often referred to when discussing highly effective individuals.  But, how do we build resilience in kids?  On this episode, Dr. Kate Lund discussed building resilience in kids.
Topics: science, resilience. groks
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Dinosaurs have long captivated the public imagination, but how much do we really know about their history?  On this episode, Dr. Steve Brusatte discussed the rise and fall of the dinosaurs.
Topics: science, dinosaurs, groks, paleontology
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Humans are now the dominant driver of our planet's change. Scientists call this the anthropocene. On this program, John Kress talks about what it means to live in the human era and the peril and hope of Earth's future.
Topics: anthropocene, sustainability, humans, holocene, earth, future
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Technology often comes into conflict with nature.  How has technology changed how we interact with the world? On this episode, Lawrence Millman discussed issues in his book: At The End of the World.
Topics: science, groks, technology
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Alzheimer's disease has become a major issue among the elderly, but how much of the progression of the disease is preventable through lifestyle choices?  On this episode, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai discussed the Alzheimer's Solution.
Topics: science, Alzheimer's, dementia, lifestyle, groks
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The modern world can be daunting to all creatures, especially the wild cats of America.  On this episode, Will Solzenburg discussed his new book, Heart of a Lion.
Topics: science, groks, ecology
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What does it take to make great hardware? Is conventional manufacturing the only way to go? On this episode, Bunnie Huang discusses hardware hacking, the open source movement, and STEAM education.
Topics: open source, hacking, STEAM, arts, math, engineering, science, safest, radiation, Japan, Fukushima
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Discoveries of planets around other stars have now become commonplace.  But, the composition of these planets is anything but ordinary.  On this episode, Michael Summers discussed the discovery of exoplanets.
Topics: science, astronomy, exoplanets, groks
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The creation of artificial female robots traces back to the Pygmalion myth.  On this episode, Prof. Julie Wosk discussed the history of female robots.
Topics: science, groks, robots
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Earthquake threats are not just limited to the pacific rim and have become more frequent due to human-induced seismic changes.  On this episode, Kathryn Miles discussed earthquakes in America.
Topics: science, earthquakes, fracking, groks
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What can exploding teeth tell us about the progress of medical science?  On this episode, Thomas Morris will discuss the mystery of the exploding teeth.
Topics: science, medicine, history, groks
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The animal kingdom is a diverse and exciting place, but how much of what we know about it is true?  On this episode, Nick Caruso discussed the truths and myths about the animal kingdom.
Topics: science, animals, biology, groks
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Kids can be picky eaters, but is it possible to change their eating habits for the better?  On this episode, Chef Gigi Gaggero discussed winning the food fight with kids.
Topics: science, food, groks
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Sand is the most consumed natural resources on earth, incorporated in building materials throughout the world.  But, are we endanger of depleting this resource?  On this episode, Vince Beiser discussed the story of sand.
Topics: sand, groks, science
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Recycling may seem as easy as placing items in the appropriate bin, but there are many caveats that limit what can be recycled.  On this episode, Jennie Romer discussed her book, Can I Recycle This?
Topics: science, recycling, sustainability, environment, groks
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Plagues have beset humankind since the dawn of history, but our understanding of the disease causing agents has greatly advanced.  On this episode, Dr. John Froude discussed the history of pandemics in his new book, Plagued.
Topics: science, plague, pandemic, epidemiology, history, groks
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Social media has many positive and negative sides.  How can we best utilize this technology.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Primack discussed his book, You Are What You Click.
Topics: science, social media, psychology, sociology, internet, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast