Cool Science Radio

Thursday, 9-10AM

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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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4:31 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Cool Science Radio - January 9, 2014

In the first half of the show, Gordon Burghart, comparative psychologist at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville discusses reptiles and how they are smarter than we think. In the second half, Gemma Tarlach, Senior Editor of Discover Magazine talks about the 100 Top Stories of 2013.

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Science & Technology
2:43 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Cool Science Radio - January 2, 2014

Credit Duke Canine Cognition Center

Today's first guest is Randall Irmis, Paleontology Curator at the Natural History Museum of Utah, explains why the "tiny stuff matters". Then, Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets.

These interviews originally aired October 31, 2013.

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Technology
1:03 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Cool Science Radio - December 26, 2013

John and Lynn talk with Bruce Bugbee, Director of the Plant Physiology Laboratory at Utah State University. USU has flown more experiments in space than any other university in the world. Also, a conversation with Guy Harrison, author of "Think: Why You Should Question Everything".

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Technology
1:56 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Cool Science Radio - December 19, 2013

The hour starts out with a conversation with Bryton Sampson from the Leonardo about the Dead Sea Scrolls. In the second half, James Kirkland, Utah State Paleontologist, who issues permits for paleontological research on Utah state lands.

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Technology
12:35 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Cool Science Radio - November 21, 2013

Today's guests include Craig Wiseman, Certified Insurance Counselor and Board President of Utah Association of Independent Insurance Agents. In the second half, Todd Marriott, Executive Director of Utopia (Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency).  Utpoia is a fiber optic infrastructure that utilizes light to transfer information.

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Technology
12:56 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Cool Science Radio - November 14, 2013

This week's show brings in Gil Moore, Director of Projects POPACS, STARSHINE and PrintSat and Adjunct Professor of Physics Utah State University. POPACS main objective is to measure the changes in density of the auroral zone upper atmosphere. In the second half, an encore interview with James Fallon, author of "The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.

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Technology
2:50 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Cool Science Radio - November 7, 2013

John and Lynn talk with Brad Stone, author of "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon". In the second half, Mike Dunne, Director of Laser Fusion Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is heading up a group showing early positive results in fusion.

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Technology
1:22 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Cool Science Radio October 31, 2013

Today's first guest is Randall Irmis, Paleontology Curator at the Natural History Museum of Utah, explains why the "tiny stuff matters". Then, Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets.

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Technology
3:07 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Cool Science Radio - October 24, 2013

Today, John Wells welcomes guest host Chris Cherniak. Their first guest is Randy Lewis, USTAR Professor at Utah State University. He talks about how spider silk proteins may form artificial ligaments. Then, Aaron Tilton, President and CEO of Blue Castle Holdings, who served as Vice Chair of the Board for Americans for American Energy.

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Technology
2:21 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Cool Science Radio - October 17, 2013

Today we talked with Clive Thompson,  contributing writer to Wired and NY Times Magazine and also one of the people chosen to test the Google Glass.  He’ll tell us about that and also talk about his new book called “Smarter Than You Think, How Technology is Changing our Minds for The Better." Then Daniel Leiberman, head of the evolutionary biology department at Harvard., speaks about  his book: "The Story of the Human Body:  Evolution, Health, and Disease." 

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