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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.

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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.

    Scientific Explanations Are More Common Than Ever But We Still Believe in the Unexplained

    Scientific Explanations Are More Common Than Ever But We Still Believe in the Unexplained

    Writer, speaker, and academic, Colin Dickey joins Cool Science Radio this week. Dickey has written, The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, And Our Obsession With The Unexplained. In a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrational and one the fringe is on the rise: from Atlantis to aliens, from Flat Earth to the Loch Ness monster, the list goes on.

    • 22 min
    David Quammen on His Book That Predicts a COVID-19-like Pandemic

    David Quammen on His Book That Predicts a COVID-19-like Pandemic

    David Quammen joins Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio this week. Quammen is an author and journalist whose books include The Song of the Dodo , The Reluctant Mr. Darwin , The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. Quammen was interviewed on Cool Science Radio back in 2018 about The Tangled Tree. He also wrote Spillover in 2012, which predicts a COVID-19 type world pandemic as animal viruses have the ability to spillover to humans.

    • 27 min
    The Science of Skin

    The Science of Skin

    This week on Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn are joined by James Hamblin. Hamblin has written the book, CLEAN: The New Science of Skin . Keeping skin healthy is a booming industry, and yet it seems like almost no one agrees on what actually works. Confusing messages from health authorities and ineffective treatments have left many people desperate for reliable solutions. In his new book, James Hamblin explores how we got here, examining the science and culture of how we care for our skin today

    • 20 min
    How an Author Became a Professional Poker Player

    How an Author Became a Professional Poker Player

    New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor Maria Konnikova joins Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio . Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn’t even know the rules when she approached Erik Seidel , Poker Hall of Fame inductee and winner of tens of millions of dollars in earnings, and convinced him to be her mentor. Maria parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run as a professional

    • 24 min
    How a Park City Company is Creating Easy to Use Smart Lighting Products

    How a Park City Company is Creating Easy to Use Smart Lighting Products

    Joining Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio is, Eric Miller, President, and CEO of Park City-based Avi-on Labs . Avi-on designs and builds a family of Bluetooth® enabled lighting products that are reliable, state of the art, easy to configure and manage with any smartphone or tablet.

    • 17 min
    How a Constellation of Satellites Help Study Landslides

    How a Constellation of Satellites Help Study Landslides

    Joining Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio this week is Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, a Research Physical Scientist in the Hydrological Sciences Lab at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center , in Greenbelt, MD. Dr. Kirschbaum has a number of responsibilities in the study of landslides including developing new techniques for rainfall-triggered landslide hazard assessment and forecasting. She is also the Associate Deputy Project Scientist for Applications for the GPM Mission. GPM stands for Global

    • 26 min

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