KPCW Cool Science Radio 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.

Most Recent Episodes

The Affects Created Data Has on Our Well Being

On Cool Science Radio , hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek welcome Astrobiologist Caleb Scharf. Scharf, who argues that all the data we create—all of our emails, tweets, selfies, and A.I.-generated text—amount to an aggregate lifeform. A lifeform that has goals and needs. It can control our behavior and influence our well-being. And, it's an organism that has evolved right alongside us.

New Technologies to Treat Peripheral Artery Disease

On Cool Science Radio , Dr. Albert Chun comes on the show to discuss Peripheral Artery Disease. He will share with us how healthcare technology is creating solutions for patients with this disease. This includes stents coated with medications and other exciting innovations.

Harvard's Avi Loeb Shares His Theory on Alien Civilizations

On Cool Science Radio , Joining the show is Avi Loeb, Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy. In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Loeb contends it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. He says there is only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced

OCEARCH Completes 40th Ocean Research Expedition

On Cool Science Radio , Lynn and John speak with Chris Fischer, Founder and Chairman of OCEARCH. OCEARCH, has just returned from its 40th ocean research expedition off the coast of the Carolinas. Ocearch has collaborated with 42 scientists from 28 research institutions, and collected data for 23 science projects about sharks.

The Vegetable Oil Taking Over Every Facet of Our Lives

On Cool Science Radio , science writer Jocelyn Zuckerman comes on the show to talk about palm oil. Did you know palm oil accounts for 1/3 of the total global vegetable oil consumption? Palm oil is not only found in our toothpaste, shampoo and makeup, it also makes its way onto our dinner plates. Find out how this oil is quietly taking over every facet of our lives.

The World's Most Successful Insects

On Cool Science Radio , John and Lynn are speaking with biologist Jonathan Balcombe about his book, Super Fly and The Unexpected Lives of the World's Most Successful Insects. Balcombe illustrates the essential role that flies play in every ecosystem in the world as pollinators, waste-disposers, predators, and food sources. He also discusses how they fly, think, steal, feel, and even flirt.

How the First Stars Were Formed

On Cool Science Radio , John and Lynn speak with Astrophysicist Dr. Emma Chapman, who has written: First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time . Chapman shares information on how the first stars were formed, why they were so unusual, and what they can teach us about the Universe today. They also discuss state-of-the-art telescopes that will let us peer into the past as scientists search for the echoes and footprints of these stars and more.

New Technology Helps Treat Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression

On Cool Science Radio , John and Lynn have a conversation with Leah Harter, Director of Counseling at the Christian Center of Park City. Harter is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been a practicing therapist for more than 20 years. She comes on the show to discuss a fascinating technology she and other therapists use to help treat insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

The Science of Recycling with Jennie Romer

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn bring Jennie Romer on the show to talk about the science of recycling. Recycling rules vary widely from place to place, and Romer assists communities in drafting meaningful legislation that helps produce less waste, especially single-use plastic.

Reviewing This Year's Most Compelling Science Stories with Scientific American

On Cool Science Radio , John and Lynn discuss Scientific American's most current science stories with journalist Lee Billings. These stories include Space X´s plans to put thousands of satellites in the sky so that the whole world has wifi, the genetically modified mosquitoes recently released in Florida, and why the cicada hatch is especially strong this year.

Reviewing This Year's Most Compelling Science Stories with Scientific American

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