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In this edition of Cool Science Radio Lynn and John welcome Ashwin Vasavada from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory about the Mars Curiosity mission and the recent findings including the some time existence of water on the planet.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and  John Wells welcome Dr. Barry Cooper, author of Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. They also explore space in their conversation with Charlie Precourt, a former NASA Astronaut.

In this edition of Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells welcome Robert Rutledge, a forecaster at NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center to talk about Sunspots. Then, Chuck Bowers from  NASA is on to talk about the James Webb Telescope and research at USU.

In this show, Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Michael Harris, author of The End of Absence,  who addresses what it'll soon be like to live amongst a generation that has never known life without absence, the loss of lack. . The daydreaming silences in our lives are filled; the burning solitudes are extinguished. There’s no true “free time” when you carry a smartphone. Today’s rarest commodity is the chance to be alone with your own thoughts. Also Bruce Jankosky about the NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars.

Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014

Jul 24, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells are airing a rebroadcast of a couple of archived interviews, including a conversation with NASA's Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum. She joined the show to talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite; it's part of their mission to improve forecasting of extreme weather events. Author Sam Keane also joined the show to talk about his new book The Tale Of Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness And Recovery.

Lynn and John talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite with Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum of NASA. Part of the mission's goal is to improve forecasting of extreme events that cause natural disasters. This leads to the next guest, Jacob Lowenstern, Scientist in charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. Yellowstone National Park sits atop one of the world's largest super-volcanos.