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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. Hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells.

Cool Science Radio Lynn Ware Peek, John Wells

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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. Hosted by Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells.

    Cool Science Radio | August 11, 2022

    Cool Science Radio | August 11, 2022

    In today's episode of Cool Science Radio John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with (01:16) renowned physicist Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder who is the creator of the popular YouTube series Science without the Gobbledygook. She takes a no-nonsense approach to life’s biggest questions, and wrestles with what physics really says about the human condition in her new book, EXISTENTIAL PHYSICS: A Scientist’s Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions. Then, (26:43) Chris Larkin, Chief Technology Officer at Concord Technologies. Chris will discuss security and privacy concerns and implications in a post-Roe v. Wade world, including how the data and information people put into technologies like period tracker apps be accessed and used against them if they seek abortions.

    • 51 min
    Cool Science Radio| August 4, 2022

    Cool Science Radio| August 4, 2022

    On this week's Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn's guests will be:(01:21) Dr. Chantel Prat who has written The Neuroscience of You. Prat’s book draws on decades of research. She writes every brain is different and what this means for the individual, the collective, and the future of neuroscience.(25:48) Dr. Heidi Hammel, Interdisciplinary Scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope. We will speak with Heidi about this remarkable instrument and what we have learned from it’s 1st pictures.

    • 51 min
    Cool Science Radio | July 28, 2022

    Cool Science Radio | July 28, 2022

    On this week's edition of Cool Science Radio, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek’s guests include: (01:14) Technology journalist Nate Anderson who advocates for a life of goal-oriented, creative exertion as being more meaningful, he says, than what our technological devices provide us. Anderson shares what 19th-century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche can teach us about joyful living in a tech-saturated world. (25:29) Then, Dr. Saurabh Gombar, founder and chief medical officer at Atropos Health and Adjunct Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine joins the show. His work surrounds making health care more targeted and precise by aggregating millions of anonymized electronic records to instantly inform patient care.

    • 52 min
    Cool Science Radio | July 21, 2022

    Cool Science Radio | July 21, 2022

    On this week's Cool Science Radio, hosts John and Lynn's guests include: (1:34) David McRaney comes on air to discuss his new book How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion. (24:44) Then, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Meg Lowman who joins the show to tell us about the 2023 National GEO Kids Almanac. The Almanac features animal stories, weird-but-true facts, and interviews with National Geographic Explorers

    • 50 min
    Cool Science Radio | July 14, 2022

    Cool Science Radio | July 14, 2022

    In today's episode of Cool Science Radio John Well's and Lynn Ware Peek's guests include:One of the leading intellectuals of the digital age, (01:29) Jamie Susskind, who has outlined a plan to bring unregulated technology back into check — his new book is The Digital Republic: One Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century. Then, two experts on food science and soil biology: (27:35) David Montgomery, a geomorphologist and professor at the University of Washington, and biologist and environmental planner, Anne Biklé, their new book is What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health.

    • 52 min
    Cool Science Radio | July 7, 2022

    Cool Science Radio | July 7, 2022

    John and Lynn's guests on today's Cool Science Radio include: (01:31) Dr. Ashani Weeraratna who has written "Is Cancer Inevitable?" joins the show. A person born in America and over 60 has a 50% chance of being diagnosed with cancer. Her book explores new understandings about cancer cell interactions which will help doctors better control, and eventually cure, cancer. Then, (23:47) James Bridle who has written, Ways of Being. His new book is an exploration of different kinds of intelligence—plant, animal, human, artificial—and how they transform our understanding of humans’ place in the cosmos

    • 52 min

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JW & Lynn Ware Peek have the best guests! Really interesting people, it’s great to have a microscope on science and environmental issues that affect the Wasatch back to a more global view. Great pod!

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