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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 11, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Is it possible to tell what someone is really thinking?  How can you tell if someone is lying to you?  On this episode, Dr. David J. Lieberman discussed his new book, Mindreader.
Topics: science, mindreader, lie detection, psychology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 10, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The big questions of existence continue to be investigated by many areas of science.  What does physics tell us about existence?  On this episode, Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder discussed her new book, Existential Physics.
Topics: science, physics, existence, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 9, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Changes to the global environment will require innovative solutions, perhaps even involving novel applications of photosynthesis.  On this episode, Dr. Raffael Jovine discussed his book, How Light Makes Life.
Topics: science, environment, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 25, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global environment will require addressing economic, scientific, and social justice issues.  On this episode, Eric Davidson discussed his new book, Science for a Green New Deal.
Topics: science, climate change, social justice, economics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 22, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Throughout the history of warfare, rapidly adapting and utilizing new technologies has been key to success.  On this episode, Dr. Richard Schultz discussed his book, Transforming US Intelligence for Irregular War.
Topics: science, war, TF714, technology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 1, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although the nature of reality may appear to be solidly constructed, our conscious experiences may arise from other fundamental properties of nature.  On this episode, Dr. Howard Eisenberg discussed his book, Dream It to Do It.
Topics: science, consciousness, dream, reality, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 1, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Homo sapiens has come to dominate the planet, but what are the traits that have allowed humans to have such a position.  On this episode, Dr. Liat Ben David discussed her book, The Story of Our Lives.
Topics: science, humans, traits, homo sapiens, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 29, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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World War II was a time of great historical upheaval, where many moments in time could have drastically altered the course of history.  On this episode, William Martin explores these scenarios in his book, December '41.
Topics: science, WWII, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 28, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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A career in science is challenging, but even more so after serving time in prison.  How can the barriers facing former inmates be overcome?  On this episode, Dr. Stanley Andrisse discussed his book and organization, From Prison Cells to Ph.D.
Topics: science, prison, academia, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 21, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although emotional expression through language is often viewed as supplemental to rational thoughts, the actual organization may be reversed.  On this episode, Dr. Mark Changizi discussed his book, Expressly Human.
Topics: science, language, emotion, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 13, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Changes to the global environment are now causing major economic changes across the globe.  How are economic issues influencing the climate debate? On this episode, Bob Keefe, discussed his book, Climatenomics.
Topics: science, economics, climate change, climatenomics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 7, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The video game industry of the early 80s was dominated for a time by the Atari VCS.  But, the fall of the industry has been attributed to one video game, E.T.  On this episode, Howard Scott Warshaw discussed his new book, Once Upon Atari.
Topics: science, computers, video games, Atari, ET, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 17, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Can achieving good health and wellness be influenced by integrating healthy lifestyle choices?  On this episode, Neil Cannon discussed health and wellness and his new book, The Vitality Code.
Topics: science, health, vitality, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 10, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although changes to the global environment and climate seem to be increasing, is it possible to restore the climate for a sustainable future?  On this episode, Peter Fiekowsky discussed his new book, Climate Restoration.
Topics: science, climate, climate change, climate restoration, environment, population, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 5, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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In a worldwide plague with societies under lockdown, how can human communities survive? On this episode, Umar Turaki discussed his new novel, Such A Beautiful Thing to Behold.
Topics: science, pandemic, novel, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Creativity is an elusive feature of the human mind that many would like to harness.  How does it arise and how can we cultivate it?  On this episode, Matt Richtel discussed his new book, Inspired.
Topics: science, inspiration, creativity, neuroscience, psychology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 27, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The great questions of science and philosophy continue to undergo rigorous exploration and experimentation.  What is our understanding of these questions?  On this episode, Alan Lightman discussed his new book, Probable Impossibilities.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, biology, consciousness, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 8, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Coral reefs are an amazing microcosm supporting life in the oceans, but their existence continues to be threatened.  On this episode, Juli Berwald discussed her new book, Life on the Rocks.
Topics: science, coral reefs, oceans, conservation, climate change, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 8, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Apollo 13 holds a unique place in the history of the early space missions.  The lunar pilot on the flight had a unique perspective on the mission and the evolution of the space program.  On this episode, Fred Haise discussed his new book, Never Panic Early.
Topics: science, Apollo 13, NASA, space program, moon, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 25, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How can we help preserve the biodiversity of the planet?  Can preserving half the land on the planet be the solution?  On this episode, Tony Hiss discussed his book, Rescuing the Planet.
Topics: science, environment, ecology, conservation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 23, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The laws of thermodynamics and quantum physics may seem to operate at completely different physical scales, but is it possible to combine these different physical principles?  On this episode, Dr. Nicole Junger Halpern discussed her book, Quantum Steampunk.
Topics: science, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, quantum thermodynamics, physics, information, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 23, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How could an aspiring supervillain take over the world?  Are the comic book schemes of supervillainy supported by modern science?  On this episode, Ryan North discussed his new book, How to Take Over the World.
Topics: science, comics, supervillain, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 21, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The search for the physical basis of consciousness continues to challenge scientists.  Wherein lies the mind?  On this episode, Dr. Thomas R. Verny discussed his book, The Embodied Mind.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, mind, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 3, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How does our expectation of events affect the physiology of our bodies?  New scientific advances have shown a profound effect.  On this episode, David Robson discussed his new book, The Expectation Effect.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, expectation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 24, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Our understanding of the brain owes to several foundational discoveries by the Spanish neuroscientist, Santiago Ramon y Cajal.  On this episode, Benjamin Ehrlich discussed his life and new book, The Brain in Search of Itself.
Topics: science, Cajal, neuroscience, neuron, neuron doctrine, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 7, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The ability to track time has been a hallmark achievement of human ingenuity.  How has the history of timekeeping evolved?  On this episode, Dr. Chad Orzel discussed his book, A Brief History of Timekeeping.
Topics: science, physics, time, timekeeping, clocks, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Heartbreak can be a devastating experience, but one where science is beginning to make new discoveries as to its biological origins.  On this episode, Florence Williams discussed her new book, Heartbreak.
Topics: science, heartbreak, loneliness, psychology, neuroscience, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global environment seem daunting to those who wish to act.  Can part of the solution be in our own backyard gardens?  On this episode, Emily Murphy discussed her book, Grow Now.
Topics: science, gardening, botany, environment, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 27, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The gut microbiome can greatly influence the health of the organism, but is often overlooked when considering lifestyle dietary choices.  On this episode, Dr. William Davis discussed his new book, Super Gut.
Topics: science, metabolism, gut, microbiome, diet, fermentation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 25, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although the chronological age of an individual may be indicative of overall health, a better measure of biological age may be found in DNA methylation patterns.  On this episode, Kara Fitzgerald discussed her new book, Younger You.
Topics: science, methylation, DNA, longevity, youth, biology, aging, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 20, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The aging demographics will put tremendous pressures on modern societies.  How can the world adapt to the aging of the populace?  On this episode, Bradley Schurman discussed his book, The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny.
Topics: science, aging, population, demographics, sociology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 11, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although the inequities across the globe require philanthropic solutions, most projects can do more harm than good.  Is there another way?  On this episode, Prof. Kirk Bowman discussed his new book, Reimagining Global Philanthropy.
Topics: science, philanthropy, community bank, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 11, 2022 Charles C. Lee
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Although the inequities across the globe require philanthropic solutions, most projects can do more harm than good.  Is there another way?  On this episode, Prof. Kirk Bowman discussed his new book, Reimagining Global Philanthropy.
Topics: science, philanthropy, community bank, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 7, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The production of meat is an inefficient process that can be substantially improved using modern biotechnology methods.  On this episode, Dr. Karthik Sekar discussed his new book, After Meat.
Topics: science, bioreactor, meat, biotechnology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 4, 2022 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although no one wants or expects a disaster to occur, how can one be the best prepared for such a situation.  On this episode, Creek Stewart discussed his book, The Disaster Ready Home.
Topics: science, survival, disaster, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 28, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How did the concept of property arise in human society and is this a uniquely human attribute?  On this episode, Prof. Bart J. Wilson discussed his book, The Property Species.
Topics: science, property, sociology, economics, psychology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although there are many claims for improving our ability to think and brain health, how can we assess which of these claims have validity?  On this episode, Dr. Emily Willingham discussed her book, The Tailored Brain.
Topics: science, neuroscience, brain health, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 30, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Parsing scientific fact from fiction has become increasingly difficult in the age of misinformation.  On this episode, R. Philip Bouchard discussed his book, The Stickler's Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation.
Topics: science, technology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 16, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global climate are often too vast to accurately comprehend.  However, with appropriate visual aids, these changes become readily apparent.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Buma discussed his book, The Atlas of a Changing Climate.
Topics: science, climate, atlas, global warming, climate change, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 12, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Freedom of therapeutic choice in the field of medicine has had a long history in American society.  On this episode, Prof. Lewis Grossman discussed his new book, Choose Your Medicine.
Topics: science, medicine, health law, therapeutic choice, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Mental illnesses contribute significantly to the health burden in the country, but finding good treatments is often more difficult than necessary.  On this episode, Dr. Margaret Chisolm discussed her book, From Survive to Thrive.
Topics: science, psychology, psychiatry, mental health, mental illness, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 28, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The development of the next generation of medicines will likely benefit from the vast number of compounds produced by plants around the world. On this episode, Dr. Cassandra Leah Quave discussed her new book, The Plant Hunter.
Topics: science, medicine, plants, ethnobotany, natural products, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 20, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Technology is quickly evolving in several different domains, but how will these changes affect our future?  On this episode, Steven Hoffman discussed his book, The Five Forces That Change Everything.
Topics: science, technology, business, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 19, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although some decisions are never easy, they can be made even more complicated by the manner in which they are presented.  On this episode, Dr. Eric J. Johnson discussed his new book, The Elements of Choice.
Topics: science, decision, economics, choice architecture, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 13, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Mathematics underlies so much of the modern world, but how can it help us to think better?  On this episode, Marcus du Sautoy discussed his book, Thinking Better.
Topics: science, mathematics, probability, thinking, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 22, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although anxiety levels have been increasing lately, can this actually be used for good?  On this episode, Dr. Wendy Suzuki discussed her new book, Good Anxiety.
Topics: science, anxiety, sociology, psychology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 22, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The heart is a remarkable organ, but one whose natural history may have been unappreciated.  On this episode, Dr. Bill Schutt discussed his new book, Pump.
Topics: science, heart, cardiology, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 20, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias continue to be developed, but with poor outcomes.  What is the best way forward? On this episode, Dr. Daniel R. George discussed his book, American Dementia.
Topics: science, dementia, Alzheimer's, sociology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 16, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Social media has many positive and negative sides.  How can we best utilize this technology.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Primack discussed his book, You Are What You Click.
Topics: science, social media, psychology, sociology, internet, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 16, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Water is crucial to our survival and underlies the organization of our societies.  What does the history of water teach us?  On this episode, Giulio Boccaletti discussed the history of water.
Topics: science, water, hydrology, sociology, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Science is continually under attack from science deniers.  What is the best way to talk about science with a science denier?  On this episode, Dr. Lee McIntyre discussed his book, How to Talk to a Science Denier.
Topics: science, denial, dialogue, debate, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Sep 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Anxiety can be a debilitating issue for many, but how can we manage anxiety effectively?  On this episode, Elke Scholz discussed her book, Anxiety Warrior.
Topics: science, anxiety, psychology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 31, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Food allergies and related conditions appear to be increasing in prevalence.  But, how do we diagnose and treat these conditions.  On this episode, Dr. Ruchi Gupta discussed her book, Food Without Fear.
Topics: science, food, food allergy, celiac, nutrition, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 25, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global environment can cause much consternation, but how does one develop the resolve to address these issues?  On this episode, Mary M. Clare and Gary Ferguson discussed the Full Ecology Project.
Topics: science, ecology, conservation, psychology, sociology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 19, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The early response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to draw much criticism, with many lessons to be learned.  On this episode, Damian Paletta discussed the early administration responses in his book, Nightmare Scenario.
Topics: science, covid, Trump, public health, medicine, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 11, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How did the universe begin?  The big bang theory was perhaps popularized by a public debate between two physicists, George Gamow and Fred Hoyle.  On this episode, Paul Halpern discussed his book, Flashes of Creation.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, big bang, Hoyle, Gamow, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Aug 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The tree canopy holds almost half of the land species on earth, but we would know very little about it were it not for the arbonauts.  On this episode, Dr. Meg Lowman discussed her work as an arbonaut.
Topics: science, tree, canopy, arbonaut, ecology, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 27, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Becoming a military pilot is not an easy task, and one that has additional obstacles for a woman in Afghanistan.  On this episode, Niloofar Rahmani discussed her life as the first female fixed-wing aviator in Afghanistan.
Topics: science, Afghanistan, air force, aviation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 20, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Perspiration is a trait that is relatively unique for humans and one where science is making new discoveries.  On this episode, Sarah Everts discussed her new book, The Joy of Sweat.
Topics: science, sweat, perspiration, biology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 15, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although consumerism appears to be embedded in our modern society, would the environment and ourselves be changed should it cease to exist?  On this episode, J.B. MacKinnon discussed his book, The Day the World Stopped Shopping.
Topics: science, environment, consumerism, economics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jul 6, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The final Apollo missions were aided by the invention of the lunar lover, which greatly expanded the exploration of the moon.  On this episode, Earl Swift discussed his book, Across the Airless Wilds.
Topics: science, moon landings, space exploration, Apollo, lunar rover, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 29, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Transplant medicine is one of the most challenging areas of medicine that is rapidly evolving.  On this episode, Dr. David Weill discussed his book, Exhale.
Topics: science, transplant, lung, medicine, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 21, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Information may seem to be constantly increasing in our increasingly complex world, but what if it is actually a fundamental part of the universe?  On this episode, Caleb Scharf discussed his new book, The Ascent of Information.
Topics: science, information theory, entropy, dataome, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 4, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Plagues have beset humankind since the dawn of history, but our understanding of the disease causing agents has greatly advanced.  On this episode, Dr. John Froude discussed the history of pandemics in his new book, Plagued.
Topics: science, plague, pandemic, epidemiology, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jun 4, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Recycling may seem as easy as placing items in the appropriate bin, but there are many caveats that limit what can be recycled.  On this episode, Jennie Romer discussed her book, Can I Recycle This?
Topics: science, recycling, sustainability, environment, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 26, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Capturing an image of a black hole may seem impossible, but it was accomplished through an incredible global scientific effort.  On this episode, Dr. Heino Falcke discussed the story of capturing the image of a black hole.
Topics: science, astronomy, black holes, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 13, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What are the advantages that humans have over machines in the age of technology and turmoil?  On this episode, Kenneth Cukier discussed his new book, Framers.
Topics: science, computers, framing, human cognition, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The neutrino is a fundamental particle that might never have been discovered were it not for Nobelist Frederick Reines.  On this episode, Dr. Leonard Cole discussed the life and science of Frederick Reines.
Topics: science, physics, neutrino, Reines, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The conservation movement owes its existence to the history of the individuals that were instrumental in its formation.  On this episode, Michelle Nijhuis discussed her book, Beloved Beasts.
Topics: groks, science, conservation, animals, extinction, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
May 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The healthcare system in the United States undergoes continuing scrutiny.  Can a market-based approach work?  On this episode, Dr. Deane Waldman discussed Statescare and market-based medicine.
Topics: science, healthcare, market, statescare, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 22, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Traversing a career in science can be somewhat daunting, even for those who reach the highest levels.  On this episode, Dr. Robert Lefkowitz discussed his adventures as an accidental scientist.
Topics: science, Nobel, adrenaline, receptors, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 6, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The changes to the global environment often seem to be beyond the ability of an individual to positively affect.  How can individuals help the global environment?  On this episode, Kimberly Nicholas discussed her book, Under the Sky We Make.
Topics: science, environment, global warming, carbon, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Apr 6, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The human brain is one of the most remarkable biological creations in nature, but its natural history is unknown to most.  On this episode, Bret Stetka discussed his book, A History of the Human Brain.
Topics: science, brain, history, evolution, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 18, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The diversity of life on earth continues to astound zoologists, such that some may begin to ponder what it means for the possibility of life on other planets.  On this episode, Arik Kershenbaum discussed the diversity of life.
Topics: science, biology, zoology, aliens, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 18, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Volcanoes may be some of the most fearsome, yet fascinating places on earth.  What can they tell us about the geology of the planet.  On this episode, Jess Phoenix discussed the science of volcanology.
Topics: science, groks, volcano, geology, vulcanology
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 11, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The problems facing the American health care system are perhaps nowhere else more evident than in small rural hospitals.  On this episode, Brian Alexander discussed his book, The Hospital.
Topics: science, medicine, hospital, healthcare, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 11, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What is life?  At the boundaries of science, the definition of what constitutes life remains ill-defined.  On this episode, Carl Zimmer discussed the scientific quest to define life.
Topics: science, biology, life, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Mar 8, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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A good diet and exercise are important for optimal health, but are they equally important for weight loss?  On this episode, Dr. Herman Pontzer discussed these issues and his new book, Burn.
Topics: science, metabolism, calories, weight loss, anthropology, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 24, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The world of espionage is filled with individuals that one may not think would be a spy.  On this episode, Larry Loftis discussed the story of Aline Griffith in his book, The Princess Spy.
Topics: science, espionage, history, WWII, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 24, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The opioid epidemic continues to have severe repercussions in society, enabled by both giant pharmaceutical companies and unscrupulous physicians who profited from these drugs.  On this episode, Charlotte Bismuth discussed her book, Bad Medicine.
Topics: science, opioid, medicine, law, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 15, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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How can enduring change be implemented through psychotherapeutic practices?  How can the neuroscience of memory inform these clinical approached?  On this episode, Dr. Richard Lane discussed his book, The Neuroscience of Enduring Change.
Topics: science, neuroscience, memory, psychotherapy, consolidation, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Feb 5, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The history of women would be quite different were it not for the pioneering work of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell.  On this episode, Janice Nimura discussed their story and her new book, The Doctors Blackwell.
Topics: science, medicine, women, Blackwell, history, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 25, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Wisdom is a trait that appears to increase with age, but what are the scientific roots of these changes and can they be facilitated?  On this episode, Dr. Dilip Jeste discussed his new book, Wiser.
Topics: science, wisdom, compassion, psychology, neuroscience, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 22, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Ritualistic behaviors are not limited to humans, but abound in the animal kingdom.  What can we learn from these ritualistic animal behaviors?  On this episode, Dr. Caitlin O'Connell discussed her new book, Wild Rituals.
Topics: science, rituals, animals, biology, behavior, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 20, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The problem of homelessness may seem insurmountable, but there are possible solutions requiring the will to implement them.  On this episode, Dr. Marybeth Shinn discussed her new book, In the Midst of Plenty.
Topics: science, political science, homelessness, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 13, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Medical care in the United States continues to face serious challenges in improving the health of the populace.  What are the problems and solutions?  On this episode, Dr. Michael J. Young discussed his book, The Illness of Medicine.
Topics: science, medicine, healthcare, insurance, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Jan 7, 2021 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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What are the essential features for growing a business?  Are there methods to align these necessary features?  On this episode, Dr. Phillipe Bouissou discussed his book, Aligning the Dots.
Topics: groks, business, alignment, growth, science
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 30, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The travails that are part of our lives may sometimes seem insurmountable, but our ability to embrace these challenges may be trainable.  On this episode, Brent Gleeson discussed his book, Embrace the Suck.
Topics: science, psychology, resilience, grit, fortitude, leadership, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 23, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Exoplanets are now a common feature of astronomical discoveries, but what do some of these exoplanets look like?  On this episode, Michael Carroll discussed his new book, Envisioning Exoplanets.
Topics: science, astronomy, exoplanets, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 16, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The concept of time is one whose physical theory continues to elude scientists.  What are advances in the theories of time?  On this episode, Dr. Julian Barbour discussed his book, The Janus Point.
Topics: science, time, physics, thermodynamics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 9, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The conduct of most meetings often leaves something to be desired.  How can meetings be more effective, engaging and enjoyable? On this episode, Mamie Kanfer Stewart discussed her new book, Momentum.
Topics: science, momentum, meeting, business, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Dec 3, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The concept of sin is one that has evolved from the middle ages to the present day.  How have we arrived at our current concept of sin?  On this episode, Dr. David Salomon discussed his new book, The Seven Deadly Sins: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era.
Topics: science, history, sin, philosophy, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 24, 2020 Charles C. Lee
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Tribalism is a pervading influence in the structure of society, but is it possible to mitigate the deleterious effects of this mentality?  On this episode, Allen Buchanan discussed his book, Our Moral Fate: Evolution and the Escape from Tribalism.
Topics: science, tribalism, morality, psychology, evolution, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 18, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Eating a healthy diet is important for maintaining optimum body health.  But is the time when you eat as important as what you eat?  On this episode, Dr. Michael Roizen discussed his new book, What to Eat When.
Topics: science, food, diet, intermittent fasting, nutrition, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 11, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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James Smithson may be best known as the namesake of the Smithsonian Institution, but his scientific accomplishments are often overlooked.  On this episode, Steven Turner discussed his new book, The Science of James Smithson.
Topics: science, smithson, smithsonian, james smithson, chemistry, smithsonite, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 10, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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James Smithson may be best known as the namesake of the Smithsonian Institution, but his scientific accomplishments are often overlooked.  On this episode, Steven Turner discussed his new book, The Science of James Smithson.
Topics: science, smithson, smithsonian, james smithson, chemistry, smithsonite, groks
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Nov 4, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The sense of smell is of profound importance, but few may realize it until it is gone.  The diversity of chemicals producing smells is even more astounding.  On this episode, Harold McGee discussed his new book, Nose Dive.
Topics: science, smells, olfaction, chemistry, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 23, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Although the advances in artificial intelligence have been striking in recent years, has as much thought been given to the ethical issues surround the design of these systems? On this episode, Brian Christian discussed his new book, The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values.
Topics: science, AI, artificial intelligence, human values, ethics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 21, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The natural history of the earth and solar system can be surprisingly gleaned from the study of meteorites.  On this episode, Dr. Tim Gregory discussed his new book, Meteorite: How Stones From Outer Space Made Our World.
Topics: science, cosmochemistry, meteorite, physics, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Oct 13, 2020 Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Bones may be some of the most remarkable biological structures in our bodies, but few may stop to realize their many functions.  On this episode, Dr. Roy A. Meals discussed his book, Bones: Inside and Out.
Topics: science, biology, medicine, bones, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast