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Podcaster's summary: From the discovery of new dinosaurs to the science of an avalanche. From the secret technology behind Facebook, to nanotechnology. Deciphering science and technology in an entertaining, amusing and accessible way. If we can understand it, so can you. Hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells.
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|2022-Sep-22 • 50 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | September 22, 2022
This week on Cool Science Radio hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek's guests include:Leading business journalist (0:59) Mark Bergen. He writes exclusively about Google for Bloomberg, Businessweek and others. He discusses his new book Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination.Then, senior editor of space and physics at Scientific American magazine, (23:12) Lee Billings will discuss what the James Webb space telescope can tell us about Jupiter, Mars, and Earth itself - Now th...
|2022-Sep-15 • 52 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | September 15, 2022
On today's Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek's guests will be:(01:00) Russell Foster who has written Life Time: Your Body Clock and Its Essential Roles in Good Health and Sleep. A guide to using the science of the body clock to promote better sleep, better health, and better thinking.(29:09) Then, National Geographic Explorers Steve Winter and Sharon Guynup. Their new book: The Ultimate Book of Big Cats: Your Guide to The Secret Lives of These Fierce, Fabulous Felines.
|2022-Sep-08 • 51 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | September 8, 2022
Today on Cool Science Radio hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek’s guests include:(0:56) Michael Kim, Chief Information Officer at a company called MultiPlan that develops artificial intelligence that uses machine learning to lower healthcare costs by reducing out-of-network claims and cost burdens.Then Pulitzer Prize finalist (26:00) Katherine Blunt who has written California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric -and what it means for America's Power Grid. In the book she adresses Pacific Gas & Ele...
|2022-Sep-01 • 52 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | September 1, 2022
On today's Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guests will be:Theoretical physicist (01:01) Antonio Padilla who has written, Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them: A Cosmic Quest from Zero to Infinity. Padilla explores nine of the most extraordinary numbers in physics that illuminate the ultimate nature of reality.Then, (28:33) Dr. Gabby Wild, Wild is a NatGeo Kids educator and author, and her latest book, How to Speak Animal, helps kids understand how animals communicate through sound, body language, and...
|2022-Aug-18 • 50 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | August 18, 2022
Today on Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's speak with (0:15) Dr. Mario Juric, an associate professor of Astronomy and the director of the Data-Intensive Research in Astronomy and Cosmology at the University of Washington. Mario works with large data sets and algorithms designed to discover undetected near-earth asteroids in our solar system.Then (27:49) Madeline Ostrander who has written At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth joins the show. From rural Alaska to coastal Florida, she...
|2022-Aug-11 • 52 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | August 11, 2022
In today's episode of Cool Science Radio John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with (01:16) renowned physicist Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder who is the creator of the popular YouTube series Science without the Gobbledygook. She takes a no-nonsense approach to life’s biggest questions, and wrestles with what physics really says about the human condition in her new book, EXISTENTIAL PHYSICS: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions. Then, (26:43) Chris Larkin, Chief Technology Officer at Concord Technologies. ...
|2022-Aug-04 • 52 minutes|
Cool Science Radio| August 4, 2022
On this week's Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn's guests will be:(01:21) Dr. Chantel Prat who has written The Neuroscience of You. Prat’s book draws on decades of research. She writes every brain is different and what this means for the individual, the collective, and the future of neuroscience.(25:48) Dr. Heidi Hammel, Interdisciplinary Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope. We will speak with Heidi about this remarkable instrument and what we have learned from it’s 1st pictures.
|2022-Jul-28 • 53 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | July 28, 2022
On this week's edition of Cool Science Radio, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek’s guests include: (01:14) Technology journalist Nate Anderson who advocates for a life of goal-oriented, creative exertion as being more meaningful, he says, than what our technological devices provide us. Anderson shares what 19th-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche can teach us about joyful living in a tech-saturated world. (25:29) Then, Dr. Saurabh Gombar, founder and chief medical officer at Atropos Health and Adjunct Profes...
|2022-Jul-21 • 50 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | July 21, 2022
On this week's Cool Science Radio, hosts John and Lynn's guests include: (1:34) David McRaney comes on air to discuss his new book How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion. (24:44) Then, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Meg Lowman who joins the show to tell us about the 2023 National GEO Kids Almanac. The Almanac features animal stories, weird-but-true facts, and interviews with National Geographic Explorers
|2022-Jul-14 • 52 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | July 14, 2022
In today's episode of Cool Science Radio John Well's and Lynn Ware Peek's guests include:One of the leading intellectuals of the digital age, (01:29) Jamie Susskind, who has outlined a plan to bring unregulated technology back into check — his new book is The Digital Republic: One Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century. Then, two experts on food science and soil biology: (27:35) David Montgomery, a geomorphologist and professor at the University of Washington, and biologist and environmental planner, Ann...
|2022-Jul-07 • 52 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | July 7, 2022
John and Lynn's guests on today's Cool Science Radio include: (01:31) Dr. Ashani Weeraratna who has written "Is Cancer Inevitable?" joins the show. A person born in America and over 60 has a 50% chance of being diagnosed with cancer. Her book explores new understandings about cancer cell interactions which will help doctors better control, and eventually cure, cancer. Then, (23:47) James Bridle who has written, Ways of Being. His new book is an exploration of different kinds of intelligence—plant, animal, h...
|2022-Jun-30 • 50 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | June 30, 2022
On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek and John Well's guests include:(01:02) National Geographic explorer, TED talker, and award-winning documentarian Lucy Cooke who explores a fierce, funny, and revolutionary look at the queens of the animal kingdom in her new book: Bitch: On The Female of The Species. Then, (25:39) Senior Editor at Scientific American Magazine, Tanya Lewis, who will discuss how an advisory committee voted unanimously to recommend authorizing the Moderna and Pfizer shots for the yo...
|2022-Jun-23 • 52 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | 06-23-22
On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek and John Well's guests include:(01:13) Dr. James Garvin, NASA Goddard Chief Scientist and Principal Investigator for the upcoming DAVINCI mission. DAVINCI will explore the evolutionary histories of Venus versus Earth by measuring the detailed chemistry of the atmosphere and local surface using both spacecraft flybys and a descent probe.Then (27:41), NASA’s Dr. Compton Tucker joins the show. Dr. Tucker specializes in studying the earth with satellite data. Among ...
|2022-Jun-16 • 53 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | Jun. 16, 2022
On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek and John Well's guests include:(1:12) Dr. Atul Malhotra, a professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and Laurent Martinot, CEO and co-founder of Sunrise, have teamed up to revolutionize the way we detect sleep apnea and other sleeping challenges.Then (30:33), Dr. Morgan Levine, assistant professor of pathology at Yale University, who tackles the science of aging and longevity in her book, True Age: Cutting-Edge Research to Help T...
|2022-Jun-09 • 50 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | Jun. 9, 2022
Today on Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek's guests include: (01:12) Dr. Andrew Shapiro, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Proteus Space, a new spacecraft company. Shapiro was previously manager of Technology Formulation for the Space Technology Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he was responsible for the early development of technologies for future missions. Then (28:39) Paula Cain, a technician in NASA’s Thermal Blanket Lab. The lab is a vital part of ensuring th...
|2022-Jun-02 • 53 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | Jun. 2, 2022
On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John replay a few of their favorite recent interviews. They speak with (01:44) Tim Menard, who asks the question: Why is it that our smartphones have so many capabilities, but it seems like the technology driving our traffic lights is stuck in the 1970s? Tim is the CEO and Founder of LYT, a company that provides intelligent traffic solutions. Then (27:52) Susan Tyler Hitchcock, who has just written INTO THE FOREST: The Secret Language of Trees. Writing for National Ge...
|2022-May-26 • 53 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | May 26, 2022
Today on Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells guests include: (01:08) Emma Louden, a Yale Ph.D. student in astrophysics studying 4000 planets in 500 solar systems, who talks about her goal of putting our own planet in context. Then, (26:52) Daniel Bergner, author of The Mind and The Moon, joins the show. He explores the history of drug development, modes of treatment, and the marketing of psycho-pharmaceuticals.
|2022-May-19 • 53 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | May 19, 2022
On today's Cool Science Radio, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek's guests are Sophie Bushwick and Chris Cashwell. We start the show by discussing (01:36) why is it that for many of us cryptocurrency just seems so... cryptic? Sophie Bushwick, senior technology editor at Scientific American, helps us understand how crypto has become a mass-market product advertised to everyday buyers. But the risk of volatility that could bankrupt untold numbers of people is still high.Then, (28:20) artificial intelligence is ubi...
|2022-May-12 • 53 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | May 12, 2022
On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John speak with (01:29) Susan Tyler Hitchcock, who has just written INTO THE FOREST: The Secret Language of Trees. Writing for National Geographic, Hitchcock combines legendary photography with cutting-edge science to show exactly how trees influence the life of planet Earth―from our personal lives to the weather cycle.Then, (26:28) Tim Menard joins the show. He asks the question: Why is it that our smartphones have so many capabilities, but it seems like the technolo...
|2022-May-05 • 51 minutes|
Cool Science Radio | May 5, 2022
On today's Cool Science Radio, Lynn Ware Peek is doing a replay of some of her favorite recent interviews: (01:56) Writer, scientist and human Christopher Kemp. He is the author of Dark and Magical Places:The Neuroscience of How We Navigate. The book is a journey to discover the remarkable extent of what our minds can do. They talk with Chris about how we carry around an infinite and endlessly unfolding map of the world and about how navigation is one of the most ancient neural abilities we have - older eve...