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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 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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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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Changes to the global environment are now causing major economic changes across the globe.  How are economic issues influencing the climate debate? On this episode, Bob Keefe, discussed his book, Climatenomics.
Topics: science, economics, climate change, climatenomics, 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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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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Can achieving good health and wellness be influenced by integrating healthy lifestyle choices?  On this episode, Neil Cannon discussed health and wellness and his new book, The Vitality Code.
Topics: science, health, vitality, 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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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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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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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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Although some decisions are never easy, they can be made even more complicated by the manner in which they are presented.  On this episode, Dr. Eric J. Johnson discussed his new book, The Elements of Choice.
Topics: science, decision, economics, choice architecture, 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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Technology is quickly evolving in several different domains, but how will these changes affect our future?  On this episode, Steven Hoffman discussed his book, The Five Forces That Change Everything.
Topics: science, technology, business, 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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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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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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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 no one wants or expects a disaster to occur, how can one be the best prepared for such a situation.  On this episode, Creek Stewart discussed his book, The Disaster Ready Home.
Topics: science, survival, disaster, 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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How did the concept of property arise in human society and is this a uniquely human attribute?  On this episode, Prof. Bart J. Wilson discussed his book, The Property Species.
Topics: science, property, sociology, economics, psychology, 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the future of cargo delivery? Two brothers think it's in drones. On this episode, brothers Svilen and Konstantin Rangelov talk about their drone project "The Black Swan" that can transport 800 pounds of cargo over 1500 miles.
Topics: drones, cargo, unmanned, delivery
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Bram Cohen, the visionary behind Chia.net and BitTorrent, is at it again. In spite of their potential, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have not met the promise of a global money standard. On this episode, he discusses sustainable blockchain for next generation digital currency and his new startup.
Topics: blockchains, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, bit torrent, digital money
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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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A cemetery may not seem like the most ideal place to conduct science, but Mount Auburn Cemetery is involving citizens in a wide variety of scientific projects.  On this episode, Paul Kwiatkowski and Jeanne Mooney discussed citizen science at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Topics: science, groks, citizen science
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What is life?  At the boundaries of science, the definition of what constitutes life remains ill-defined.  On this episode, Carl Zimmer discussed the scientific quest to define life.
Topics: science, biology, life, groks
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In this episode, we interview Steve Silberman about his book Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. This is book is a very readable and engaging narrative through the history of autism and how it shapes the present.
Topics: autism, history, neurodiversity, science, 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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The 50th anniversary of the first landings on the moon mark a notable landmark in the technological achievements of humanity.  But, what is the legacy of the Apollo missions?  On this episode, Dr. Roger Launius discussed the legacy of the moon landings.
Topics: science, technology, space flight, Apollo missions, moon landings, NASA, 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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In this episode we discuss the experiences of Drs. Jeffrey Mueller and Allison Cavallo in their mission trips to Nigeria and other African countries where they guided head and neck surgeons as they provided high level care in underserved populations. 
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Of the many issues with the health care system in the United States, the lack of transparency for costs and patient's health data may be among the most pressing issues.  On this episode, Cynthia A. Fisher discussed advocating for the rights of patients.
Topics: science, medicine, costs, patients, reform, 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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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
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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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Mental illnesses contribute significantly to the health burden in the country, but finding good treatments is often more difficult than necessary.  On this episode, Dr. Margaret Chisolm discussed her book, From Survive to Thrive.
Topics: science, psychology, psychiatry, mental health, mental illness, groks
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In this episode, we interview Joseph Henrich about his book, The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter. His central thesis is that human genetics is shaped by our culture facilitated by our capacity for social learning. And we bring back the Grok-O-Tron 5000 to give away a copy of his book!
Topics: science, anthropology, human evolution, culture, evolution
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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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Modern physics would likely not be the same without the work of Richard Feynman and John Wheeler.  On this episode, Prof. Paul Halpern discussed their work in the quantum labyrinth.
Topics: science, Feynman, Wheeler, physics, 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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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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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 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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Although food is essential for survival, eating the wrong types of food may be deleterious to our health.  What is the role of hormones in our food supply and our health?  On this episode, Dr. Neal Barnard discussed his book, Your Body in Balance.
Topics: science, diet, hormones, health, groks
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Water is crucial to our survival and underlies the organization of our societies.  What does the history of water teach us?  On this episode, Giulio Boccaletti discussed the history of water.
Topics: science, water, hydrology, sociology, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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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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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
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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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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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
by Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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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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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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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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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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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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