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 - February 27, 2014

Feb 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.

Cool Science Radio - February 20, 2014

Feb 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.

Cool Science Radio - February 6, 2014

Feb 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.

Cool Science Radio - January 30, 2014

Jan 30, 2014

Lynn and John open with biologist Alan de Queiroz, "The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life".  He describes the radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being. In the second half, Jason Silva, Tech Philosopher and Ted Global Speaker and host of Brain Games on National Geographic. Jason has been called 'the new Carl Sagan' for his impassioned take on technological advancements.

Cool Science Radio - January 9, 2014

Jan 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.

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.

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".

Cool Science Radio - December 19, 2013

Dec 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.

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.

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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