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 - 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.

Cool Science Radio - May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Mark Sunday Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Oracle. Later this month Larry Ellison and Team Oracle USA defend their 2013 America’s Cup win in Bermuda. Mark Sunday, an America’s Cup fan will be with us in the studio to talk about this 170 year tradition, the technology introduced at the 2013 come from behind win and America’s upcoming defense for the Cup in Bermuda.The  2nd guest this morning is Dava Sobel who has written THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars.

Cool Science Radio - May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017

Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Dave Levitan (rebroadcast) who recently released the book, "Not a Scientist:  How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science."

Then guest co-host Chris Cherniak joins Lynn to talk about a possible plastic bag ban in Park City and deciphers what that would mean for the three large retailers in town.  

Cool Science Radio - April 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

John and Lynn’s first guest is Kevin Davis who has written The Brain Defense...Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms. Can a tumor the size of an orange located where impulse control is maintained in the brain acquit an otherwise calm man from a brutal murder?

Cool Science Radio - April 20, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

 

  Today Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Kitty Ferguson who has written a book called,  "Lost Science: Astonishing Tales of Forgotten Genius."  She talks about 10 individuals who played a role, however obscure, in forming the science we treasure today.  

 

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