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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Author Marta Zaraska Talks About Her New Book and How Friendships Help You Live Longer

Author and journalist Marta Zaraska joins Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio today. Zaraska has written " Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100 ". This book is based on hundreds of research papers and on interviews with dozens of leading scientists from fields as diverse as molecular biochemistry, cyber psychology, and zoology. Do you want to live longer? Miracle diets, miracle foods, miracle supplements may not be the answer. Friendships. Purpose in life

Author Marta Zaraska Talks About Her New Book and How Friendships Help You Live Longer

Our Return to the Moon

Today on Cool Science Radio, Lynn and John are joined by Dr. Jacob Bleacher . Dr. Bleacher is the Chief Exploratio n Scientist of Advanced Exploration Systems , a division of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate . Humans have not walked on the moon since Apollo 17 in 1972. In Greek mythology, Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo. Artemis is also the name of the next moon mission where NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. They will be using

Discussing One of the First Books Published About COVID-19

S cience journalist Debora Mackenzie joins John and Lynn on Cool Science Radio. She has written the first book to be published on CoVid-19. She joins to discuss : COVID -19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One . She discusses the previous viruses that should have prepared us, the shocking public health failures that led to this disaster, and the failure to contain the outbreak.

Learning from Amazon and Jeff Bezos

Brian Dumaine is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor at Fortune magazine. He joins Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio to discuss his new book, Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World's Best Companies Are Learning From It , which offers a fascinating look at Jeff Bezos and the company he built which is disrupting the business world, the physical retail landscape, and nearly all of consumer behavior.

Using our Microbiome to Change the Way We Live

John and Lynn are joined by Raja Dhir on Cool Science Radio. He is the co-founder of Seed Health Seed Health is a microbial sciences company accelerating breakthrough science into live biotherapeutics and innovations for consumer health. There's a community of 38 trillion microorganisms (mostly bacteria) living in and on us. This is our microbiome—our non-human half, that as it turns out, we can't live without. Seed believes that our microbiome will radically transforming our approach to

Recapping the Historic NASA/SpaceX Launch

On May 30, 2020, Astronauts Doug Hurley, and Bob Behnken launched from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. This marks the first launch of humans from American soil since 2011, with the retirement of the Space Shuttle. This launch also marks the first launch of humans into space by a private company. Two hours before launch Cool Science Radio 's John Wells interviewed NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard who was in Cape Canaveral getting ready for the days launch. Jim helps provide

Galileo Had Similar Challenges With Science Deniers As Modern Day Scientists

Cool Science Radio welcomes astrophysicist Mario Livio who has written a new book titled Galileo: And the Science Deniers . Disturbed by rampant science denial in America—and around the world—that has only intensified in recent years, Livio began researching the life, ideas, and actions of Galileo, this brilliant man who encountered similar pressures centuries ago. The result is a biography filled with lessons rel evant for today—whether with respect to trusting the advice given by scientists in

Galileo Had Similar Challenges With Science Deniers As Modern Day Scientists

How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change

Harriet Shugarman joins Cool Science Radio. She is the executive director of ClimateMama, professor of Global Climate Change Policy and World Sustainability, and Chair of the Climate Reality Project (NYC), joins to talk about how she helps parents explain the climate crisis to their kids, overcome overwhelming fear, and find hope to galvanize positive action. Her new book is How To Talk To Your Kids About Climate Change. Turning Angst in Action.

The History of Studying the Brain

Lynn and John are joined by Matthew Cobb on Cool Science Radio . Cobb has written The Idea of the Brain, the Past and Future of Neuroscience . For thousands of years, philosophers and scientists have tried to understand what the brain, with its 86 billion neurons, connected in infinite ways, does. Yet, despite the astonishing discoveries of science, we still have only the vaguest idea of how the brain works. We will speak with Matthew about the history of brain science but more importantly what

How Studying the Sun Helps Us Learn More About Space and Our Planet

Dr. Nicola Fox joins Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio . She is the Heliophysics Division Director in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. Heliophysics is the science of the Sun which studies the physical connections between the Sun and our solar system. Lynn and John speak to Dr. Fox about NASA's Heliophysics program including the Parker Solar Probe that will take measurements from the Sun's corona where it is 2500 degrees and the Solar Orbiter which will

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