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Podcast Profile: Science on the Radio

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20 episodes
2019 to present
Average episode: 2 minutes
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Podcaster's summary: "Science on the Radio" is a 90-second science information segment featuring Marvin Druger, retired chair of the Department of Science Teaching and professor of biology and science education at Syracuse University.

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List Updated: 2022-Sep-28 12:10 UTC. Episodes: 20. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Feb-17 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses: Asteroids
Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the minor planets known as asteroids.
2022-Jan-27 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio discusses the kissing bug
Dr. Marvin Druger provides valuable information about the kissing bug. An insect with an adorable name, but less than friendly intentions.
2022-Jan-06 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Sponges
Dr. Marvin Druger takes a deep dive into the ocean to investigate Sponges, and educate us on the complexity of these seemingly simple creatures.
2021-Dec-22 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Star Trek
It's hard to think about Science Fiction without including Star Trek. This week on 'Science on the Radio', Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the show and Captain Kirk's real space voyage.
2021-Dec-22 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Chang’e
Dr. Marvin Druger drops some knowledge on the Chinese space mission Chang’e, which also happens to share a name with a character from Chinese mythology.
2021-Aug-26 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses World War II
Dr. Marvin Druger looks at some of the scientific advances to came out of World War II.
2021-Jun-25 • 1 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Tigers
This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger discusses Tigers. You’ll find out where the majority of Tigers in the wild are found, why their existence is currently being threatened and more.
2021-Jun-17 • 1 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses The Human Hand
We use our hands each and every day for basic functions, but how much do we really know about how they work? Dr. Marvin Druger explains this week during Science on the Radio.
2020-Nov-05 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses: Polar Bears
We've seen them numerous times on television commercials and movies, but how much do we really know about polar bears? This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger will tell us how they locate their main food source, how they're being impacted by global warming and more.
2020-Mar-05 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses: 5G
The next generation of wireless technology for cellular networks debuted in late 2019. 5G comes in a number of different speeds but all are a significant upgrade from it's predecessor and enchance the capabilities of our wireless devices.
2019-Oct-03 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Apollo 13
The journeys of Apollo 11, 12, 14, and 15 are all chronicled for their successful missions to the moon. But, as the Tom Hanks staring film Apollo 13 reminds us, there was another mission that wasn't quite as successful and in fact it was nearly an utter disaster.
2019-Sep-13 • 1 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Apollo 11
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969. While we've learned much about this hisorical event throughout the year, there is still much to learn.
2019-Aug-08 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses The Measles
Though considered somewhat rare, Measles is a dangerous and extremely contagious disease that needs to be taken seriously. In early 2019 the disease returned to news headlines as there was a measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest.
2019-Jul-11 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Black Holes
Throughout casual conversation many of us might make the mistake of referencing a black hole as a segment of empty space. In fact, it is a great amount of matter packed into a very small area.
2019-Jun-06 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Ash Trees
It may not carry the same name recognition associated with trees like Pine, Elm, or Maple, but the Ash Tree is quite popular among landscapers or simply those seeking shade. And while you might not be aware of it, they come in a number of shapes and sizes with a unique branch layout.
2019-May-09 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Looks Back at the Science of 2018
Each year there are numerous strides made in the scientific arena. 2018 specially, was an exceptional year for space exploration. And at a time when many of us are still writing '2018' on our checks, Dr. Marvin Druger will look back at some of the scientific headlines from the past year.
2019-Apr-18 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses The Universe
When it comes to space many of us have a base knowledge about our solar system and the galaxy. But whether it's The Milky Way, blackholes or the chemical makeup of various planets, how much do we really know? Luckily, this week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger will give us additional information to better understand the universe around us and appreciate our existence.
2019-Apr-11 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Alcohol
Over 86% percent of adults in the United States admit to consuming an alcoholic beverage of somekind. And while a stiff drink can be a good way to relax it can also carry some health concerns if not managed properly. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger educates us on some of the finer points of alcohol.
2019-Apr-04 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses Ulcers
It might not be the best mealtime discussion but, ulcers are sores that can occur in a variety of places. While we've all probably heard about individuals suffering from an ulcer, could you explain what happens to cause them? Never fear, Dr. Marvin Druger will discuss the two main causes of an ulcer this week on Science on the Radio.
2019-Mar-28 • 2 minutes
Science on the Radio Discusses The Regenerative Process
No one would argue that a starfish or a goldfish represents a pictue of superiority, but when it comes to the regenerative process, they have us beat. A starfish can regrow an arm if one is cut off. If the optical nerve of a goldfish is damaged the goldfish will generate a new working nerve.