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How On Earth is a 25-minute news magazine about science, environment, technology, and more. The show is produced by volunteers at KGNU community radio in the Boulder-Denver area. We collect fascinating science headlines from around the world, produce features about the exciting research being done in our region, and interview the many accomplished scientists that make Colorado their home. How On Earth is also broadcast live at 8:35am (Mountain Time) every Tuesday morning in the Boulder-Denver area on KGNU: 88.5 FM / 1390 AM / Streaming on KGNU.org

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How On Earth is a 25-minute news magazine about science, environment, technology, and more. The show is produced by volunteers at KGNU community radio in the Boulder-Denver area. We collect fascinating science headlines from around the world, produce features about the exciting research being done in our region, and interview the many accomplished scientists that make Colorado their home. How On Earth is also broadcast live at 8:35am (Mountain Time) every Tuesday morning in the Boulder-Denver area on KGNU: 88.5 FM / 1390 AM / Streaming on KGNU.org

    Birds and Dopamine//Nature Wants Us To Fat

    Birds and Dopamine//Nature Wants Us To Fat

    Birds and Dopamine (starts 1:00) If bird songs help a bird fall in love, does it get even better with a dose of dopamine?       Nature Wants us to be Fat (starts 13:56) CU-Medical School professor and researcher Richard Johnson discusses his latest book, Nature Wants Us to Be Fat. The Surprising Science … Continue reading "Birds and Dopamine//Nature Wants Us To Fat"

    • 26 min
    Summer Solstice Hike // On the Trail of a Hidden Hominoid

    Summer Solstice Hike // On the Trail of a Hidden Hominoid

    Pre-dawn Summer Solstice Hike (Starts 1:00) We head out before 5:30 AM, to visit the NCAR Burn site, with Boulder Naturalists Steve Jones, Scott Severs and Ruth Carol Cushman   Hobbit Like Hominoids — Still Here?  (Starts 12:06) Anthropologist Gregory Forth discusses his book, Between Ape and Human – On the Trail of a Hidden … Continue reading "Summer Solstice Hike // On the Trail of a Hidden Hominoid"

    • 26 min
    Skin Cancer // Methane Leaks // Engineering Happiness // Black holes

    Skin Cancer // Methane Leaks // Engineering Happiness // Black holes

    Today’s show features headline news about new methods for detecting skin cancer and using “frequency comb” lasers to sniff out even the faintest traces of methane leaks.  And then we have an encore presentation of How on Earth features about “Engineering Happiness” and a black holes. Hosts: Joel Parker, Susan Moran, Beth Bartel Producer: Joel … Continue reading "Skin Cancer // Methane Leaks // Engineering Happiness // Black holes"

    • 26 min
    Keeping Your Heart Healthy – Off the Western Medicine Track

    Keeping Your Heart Healthy – Off the Western Medicine Track

    This week on How on Earth, Beth talks with Dr Seven Hussey about his recent book, Understanding the Heart: Surprising Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Heart Disease—and Why It Matters. Following his early (34 years old) heart attack, he delved into alternative therapies to heal his heart. In the book he lays out a … Continue reading "Keeping Your Heart Healthy – Off the Western Medicine Track"

    • 26 min
    2022 Graduation Special (part 2)

    2022 Graduation Special (part 2)

    With graduation season upon us, today’s edition of How on Earth is Part 2 of our annual “Graduation Special” (you can listen to Part 1). Our guests in the studio today are scientists who have or will soon receive their Ph.D. in a STEM-related field.  They talk about their thesis research, their grad school experiences, and what … Continue reading "2022 Graduation Special (part 2)"

    • 27 min
    2022 Graduation Special (part 1)

    2022 Graduation Special (part 1)

    With graduation season upon us, today’s edition of How on Earth is Part 1 of our annual “Graduation Special” (you can listen to Part 2). Our guests in the studio today are scientists who have or will soon receive their Ph.D. in a STEM-related field.  They talk about their thesis research, their grad school experiences, and what … Continue reading "2022 Graduation Special (part 1)"

    • 27 min

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4.4 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Old UNIX guy ,

I don't even live in Colorado and I love this podcast

I discovered this podcast about 6 months ago and have not only listened to every episode since, I have begun downloaded older episodes and listening. Great variety of topics. Knowledgeable hosts and guests. Professionally done podcast. Highly recommended.

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