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. 

For questions and inquiries, contact the hosts directly at coolscience@kpcw.org.

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Cool Science Radio is sponsored by Peak Art & Frame.

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12:35 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Cool Science Radio - March 13, 2014

Lynn and John start the show with Jonathan Rottenberg, psychologist and author of "The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic". Rottenberg explains depression in evolutionary terms. In the second half, Mary Hall and the Skeleton Crew from the Lego League. 48 teams, ages 9-14, competed n the 4th annual Utah FIRSTLEGO League, an organization that promotes innovation, science and technology.

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12:26 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Cool Science Radio - March 6, 2014

The first guest is Professor P. Dee Boersma, who's academic research is in the area of conservation biology focusing on seabirds as indicators of environmental change. Then, a conversation with Michael Waters, Director of the Center for the Study of First Americans, Texas A&M. He is an archaeologist and geoarchaeologist, specifically looking at the first inhabitants of the Americas.

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4:50 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Cool Science Radio - February 27, 2014

John and Lynn talk to two authors, starting with Elizabeth Kolbert "The Sixth Extinction", predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. Then, Daniel Suarez, author of "Influx" asks why the high-tech future that seemed imminent in the 1960's failed to arrive.

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12:13 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Cool Science Radio - February 20, 2014

John and Lynn start the hour with William B. Miller, author of "The Microcosm Within: Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome", which offers intriguing and profound answers by exploring our cellular consciousness, connections and collaboration. Then, Ted Claypoole, co-author of "Privacy in the Age of Bg Data:. Digital data collection and surveillance is getting more invasive. The best ways to protect your self are all steps you can take yourself.

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1:55 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Cool Science Radio - February 6, 2014

The first guest on today's show is Anne Bastien, Program Manager for First LEGO League for Utah. 48 middle school teams will advance to the state championship with their LEGO robots. Then, Dan Hurley, an award winning science journalist, who was one of  The New York Times Magazine's most read articles of the year.

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