Cool Science Radio

Thursday, 9-10AM

Credit Mark Maziarz

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. 

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Cool Science Radio - July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017

Lynn Ware Peek and guest co-host Alex Butwinski talk about the food science behind energy bars with industry professionals Emily Karz of ProBar and Drew Braithwaite of Chapul.Then best-selling author Ben Mezrich joins us to chat about his new bookWoolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures. Mezrich wrote, among others, the book The Accidental Billionaires which became the movie The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook. This book on the science behind the revival of the Wooly Mammoth is just as intriguing, we promise.

Cool Science Radio - July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

John and Lynn’s  first guest is Charles Bacon who is the Enabling Technology Systems Engineer for NASA’s Satellite Servicing Projects Division. The ability to robotically service satellites offers many advantages over current astronaut involved missions. Many of the technologies being developed for this autonomous ability will also be used in future Mars missions. The 2nd guest is Mario Livio who has written WHY: What Makes Us Curious. The ability to ask “why” is uniquely human, and yet there is still no definitive scientific consensus about why that is.

Cool Science Radio - July 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are out on vacation this week.  We  rebroadcast two of their favorite recent interviews.  One is with a local entrepreneur and Park City resident, Geoff Atkinson who runs the company, Huckabuy, out of the co-working space on Main Street.  They interviewed Geoff in June. Then, in the second half, we rebroadcast an interview with Mary Roach who has written, "GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War."

Cool Science Radio - July 6, 2017

Jul 6, 2017

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Charles Spence, a pioneer in sensory science from Oxford University who has written a book called Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating.

Then they speak with Lawrence Greenemeier who is the technology editor for Scientific American.  He recently wrote an article for the magazine called, “When Hatred Goes Viral: Inside Social Media’s Efforts to Combat Terrorism.” He’ll explore efforts to curtail the proliferation of hate on social media.

Cool Science Radio - June 29, 2017

Jun 29, 2017

Today on Cool science radio -- Brett Velicovich author of, Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies. Unknown to most people the US Army has a small, elite group of soldiers who hunt and kill terrorists with drones. The 2nd guest is Peter Brannen who has written THE ENDS OF THE WORLD: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions.  

Cool Science Radio - June 22, 2017

Jun 23, 2017

  On Today’s show, Lynn and John talk about beer -  the science of beer making.  They speak with bimolecular archeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern about his new book called Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Recreated.  How did our ancestors brew libations? 

Cool Science Radio - June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Mark O’Connell who has written THE CLOSE ENCOUNTERS MAN: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs. The book is about Dr. J. Allen Hynek responsible for coining the phrase “close encounters of the third kind” Hynek enthusiastically debunked UFO reports on behalf of the Air Force for years. Then, he changed teams. The book is about his transformation from skepticism to true believer and the actual UFO stories he investigated. The2nd guest this morning is Mary Roach who has written GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War.

Cool Science Radio - June 8, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Jeffrey Kluger, who co-wrote the book Apollo 13.  Now Kluger brings his research and his fascination about  space exploration back with a book called Apollo 8. Then, they are joined  by a rocket scientist turned science writer who are part of the Intergalactic  Travel Bureau who have written a books called, Vacation Guide to the Solar System.

Cool Science Radio - June 1, 2017

Jun 1, 2017

Several weeks ago John Wells was a passenger on the Seabourn Quest, a state of the art cruise ship that called on ports in the North Sea. While onboard John had the opportunity to tour the bridge, meet the officers and sit down for a conversation with the Captain of the Seabourn Quest, Bjarne Larsen. Our first segment is a taped interview of that conversation about the technology of the Quest and a life at sea for Captain Larsen. Our 2nd guest this morning is Dr.

Cool Science Radio - May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

Today on Cool Science Radio, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Dave Evans of Stanford University. He’s the co-founder of the Life Design Lab in the Stanford Design Program.  As many college and high school graduates are walking across the stage to receive their diploma they can learn a new technique for designing their lives.

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