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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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Pop psychology often addresses a gamut of claims from extrasensory perception to brain training games.  How do we evaluate these different claims?  On this episode, Dr. Stephen Hupp discussed his new book, Investigating Pop Psychology.
Topics: science, psychology, pseudoscience, skeptics, groks
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Major depressive disorders affect millions of individuals daily, but some of the most effective treatments still have an uncertain stigma surrounding them.  How do we break the stigma surrounding treatments for depression?  On this episode, Dr. Michael Henry discussed his new book, Brain Reboot.
Topics: science, depression, neurology, psychiatry, ECT, ketamine, TMS, groks
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What is the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe?  How much closer are we to determining this issue?  On this episode, Professor Michael Summers discussed the possibility of extraterrestrial life in his book, Imagined Life.
Topics: science, exobiology, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, groks
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Exploration of the polar region has been one of many triumphs and tragedies, none more so than the Karluk expedition.  On this episode, Budy Levy discussed his new book, Empire of Ice and Stone.
Topics: science, polar, expedition, Karluk, exploration, history, 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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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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The conflict between science and religion can be traced to several observations in cosmology dating back millennia.  What are the origins of these ideas about the universe?  On this episode, Ira Mark Egdall discussed his new book, Cosmic Roots.
Topics: science, cosmology, astronomy, evolution, religion, 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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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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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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Although we spend nearly one-third of our lives sleeping, our attention to good sleep health is often overlooked.  How do we promote good sleep?  On this episode, Dr. Aric Prather discussed his book, The Sleep Prescription.
Topics: science, medicine, psychology, CBT, sleep, sleeping, groks
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Did the early Christian church inherit a psychedelic Eucharist from the Greeks?  What evidence exist from the historical record and archeological chemistry?  On this episode, Brian C. Muraresku discussed his new book, The Immortality Key.
Topics: science, christianity, psychedelics, groks, chemistry
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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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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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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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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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Although the DNA in our bodies may seem like an obvious product of nature, are the individual genes patentable?  This is the question at the center of a landmark legal case.  On this episode, Jorge Contreras discussed his new book, The Genome Defense.
Topics: science, DNA, genome, gene, patent, law, biology, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Pirates are a mainstay of popular culture, filling the pages of novels and dancing across our screens.  But, how did the popular image of pirates evolve from the reality of their existence?  On this episode, Dr. Rebecca Simon discussed her book, Why We Love Pirates.
Topics: science, history, piracy, pirates, groks
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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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The PLATO system was a networked computer system that may have spurred the advent of the social networking. On this episode, Brian Dear discussed the history of the PLATO system.
Topics: science, computers, PLATO, groks
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Global warming is a scientific issue that is particularly sensitive to the political climate. On this program, Prof. Patrick J. Michaels from the University of Virginia discussed the politics of global warming.
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) is considered the bible of modern psychiatry. However, many of the listed disorders are not without controversy. On this program, Prof. Christopher Lane discussed the issues surrounding the DSM IV.
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Topics: science, psychiatry, psychology, shyness, DSM IV
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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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Legendary journalist, Bill Moyers, joined us to discuss some current issues of big media and journalism.
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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 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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Albert Einstein was not only known for pushing the boundaries of science, he is also remembered for his insights into humanity, love, and pacifism. On this program, Ms. Alice Calaprice discussed her book The New Quotable Einstein.
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Technological gadgets promise to ease the burden of every day living, but often prove more trouble than they are worth. On this week's program, we explored making technology more fun and user-friendly with Prof. Donald Norman from Northwestern University.
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While most would readily accept that the brain controls behavior, few would acknowledge the role that genes play in shaping our actions. On this program, we investigated the link between genes and behavior with Prof. Gary Marcus from NYU.
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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 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 world is full of chaotic and unexpected events.  So, what is the best method for dealing with a crisis?  On this episode, Dr. Jim Taylor discussed his new book, How to Survive and Thrive When Bad Things Happen.
Topics: science, crisis, psychology, mindset, 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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The 21st century is regarded by many as the Pacific Century. But, the emergence of China as a superpower offers opportunities and risks. In this roundtable, Takesato Watanabe, Adam Gamble, Scott Savitt, and Richard Kiwata discusses Japan-China relations, their respective media, and the power of the internet to transform their relationship.
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The field of sociobiology attempts to attribute many behaviors to evolutionary causes. But, the justification for these attempts is often tenuous at best. On this program, we discussed sociobiology and models of human behavior with Dr. Richard C. Francis, author of Why Men Won't Ask for Directions: The Seductions of Sociobiology.
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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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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.
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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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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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A rare eclipse of a blue, super-moon will occur in North America on January 31.  What is this rare triple event? On this episode, Dr. Andrew Fraknoi discussed the eclipse of the blue, super-moon.
Topics: science, astronomy, 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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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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Who was the last man to know everything?  Enrico Fermi may well be that person.  On this episode, David Schwartz discussed the life and times of Enrico Fermi.
Topics: science, Fermi, groks, physics
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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