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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast

Groks Science Radio Show is a weekly science radio program heard on radio stations across the country and also as a podcast. Each week, the hosts, Dr. Charles Lee, Dr. Frank Ling, Dr. Joanna Rowell and Forrest Gulden take an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives.



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Eliot Ness is perhaps best known for his efforts to enforce prohibition laws in Chicago, but his efforts tracking down the American Jack the Ripper in Cleveland are less recounted.  On this episode, Daniel Stashower discussed his new book, American Demon.
Topics: science, history, true crime, Cleveland, Mad Butcher, Eliot Ness, groks
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Psychological trauma is often a debilitating condition for those who experience it, but therapies can often be ineffective.  Can EMDR therapy help alleviate these problems?  On this episode, Dr. Deborah Korn discussed her new book, Every Memory Deserves Respect.
Topics: science, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma, EMDR, groks
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Advances in the science of aging are revealing new approaches to extending and enhancing the lifespan.  On this episode, Dr. Michael Roizen discussed his book, The Great Age Reboot.
Topics: science, aging, longevity, medicine, health, vitality, groks
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How does our expectation of events affect the physiology of our bodies?  New scientific advances have shown a profound effect.  On this episode, David Robson discussed his new book, The Expectation Effect.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, expectation, groks
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Although capitalism has led to the creation of wealth across the globe, severe inequalities and inefficiencies remain in the system.  How can we rectify these problems?  On this episode, Marco Dondi discussed his new book, Outgrowing Capitalism.
Topics: science, capitalism, monetism, money, economics, groks
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Although the nature of reality may appear to be solidly constructed, our conscious experiences may arise from other fundamental properties of nature.  On this episode, Dr. Howard Eisenberg discussed his book, Dream It to Do It.
Topics: science, consciousness, dream, reality, groks
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In the information age, disinformation has become a pernicious issue that has overtaken the digital landscape.  How do we identify and handle disinformation? On this episode, Donald Barclay discussed his new book, Disinformation.
Topics: science, information age, disinformation, groks
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The changes to the global environment will require addressing economic, scientific, and social justice issues.  On this episode, Eric Davidson discussed his new book, Science for a Green New Deal.
Topics: science, climate change, social justice, economics, groks
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The gut microbiome can greatly influence the health of the organism, but is often overlooked when considering lifestyle dietary choices.  On this episode, Dr. William Davis discussed his new book, Super Gut.
Topics: science, metabolism, gut, microbiome, diet, fermentation, groks
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The American continents are often referred to as the New World by anthropologists. But could civilization have started far earlier than most experts think? On this episode, Graham Hancock discusses his hypothesis of a lost civilization that preceded the Native Americans who settled here around 13,000 years ago.
Topics: Americas, anthropology, history, migration, Alaska, DNA
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Touch is a sensation that may be overlooked, but is essential to our development, everyday language, and emotional well-being.  On this episode, Prof. David Linden discussed the neuroscience of touch.
Topics: science, touch, neurobiology, groks
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What is the cause of the current epidemic obesity and can a starch diet be of benefit? On this program, Dr. John McDougall discussed the starch solution.
Topics: science, nutrition, diet, starch, groks
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The concept of sin is one that has evolved from the middle ages to the present day.  How have we arrived at our current concept of sin?  On this episode, Dr. David Salomon discussed his new book, The Seven Deadly Sins: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era.
Topics: science, history, sin, philosophy, groks
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Although there are many claims for improving our ability to think and brain health, how can we assess which of these claims have validity?  On this episode, Dr. Emily Willingham discussed her book, The Tailored Brain.
Topics: science, neuroscience, brain health, groks
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Water is fundamental to all life but little is actually known about its inter-molecular dynamics and structures. On this program, Anders Nilsson talks about the frontiers of water science.
Topics: chemical physics, hydrogen bonding, ice, lasers, phase transition, SLAC, supercooling, water, X-rays
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Although the chronological age of an individual may be indicative of overall health, a better measure of biological age may be found in DNA methylation patterns.  On this episode, Kara Fitzgerald discussed her new book, Younger You.
Topics: science, methylation, DNA, longevity, youth, biology, aging, groks
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Not many laboratories house mice in 3000 pounds of sand, but then not many labs research the burrowing habits of Peromyscus, either. Dr. Hopi Hoekstra joined us to talk about her recent Nature paper on the genetic basis of entrance and exit tunnels in oldfied and deer mice.
Topics: Groks Science Show, Hoekstra, Hopi Hoekstra, oldfield mice, deer mice, peromyscus, nature, mice,...
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The human brain is one of the most remarkable biological creations in nature, but its natural history is unknown to most.  On this episode, Bret Stetka discussed his book, A History of the Human Brain.
Topics: science, brain, history, evolution, groks
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Perspiration is a trait that is relatively unique for humans and one where science is making new discoveries.  On this episode, Sarah Everts discussed her new book, The Joy of Sweat.
Topics: science, sweat, perspiration, biology, groks
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Is your inclination to socialize linked to your allergies? Until now, human behavior was not believed to be influenced by the immune system; however, recent findings suggest otherwise. On this program, Anthony Filiano discusses how interferon molecule, an immune molecule, is needed to socialize in a variety of different animals.
Topics: social behavior, immunity, interferon
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The big questions of existence continue to be investigated by many areas of science.  What does physics tell us about existence?  On this episode, Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder discussed her new book, Existential Physics.
Topics: science, physics, existence, groks
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Some of us see self-driving cars as futuristic, not likely to become popular in our lifetime. But several companies are getting very close to launching their first lines of unmanned vehicles and many people want them. Today Corey Clothier of Local Motors joins us to talk about the state of autonomous vehicles, when they’ll be available, and how they could change the way we commute and travel.
Topics: driverless, autonomous, cars, automotive, unmanned, vehicles, corey clothier, science, technology,...
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Mental trauma is a growing issue in society, yet current treatments may not be addressing the issue.  On this program, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk discussed new methods for healing mental trauma.
Topics: trauma, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, groks
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While superstring theory dominates the landscape of unified field theories, alternative theories exist, such as twister theory. On this program, Sir Roger Penrose discussed the structure of the universe and quantum consciousness.
Topic: Science
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Information may seem to be constantly increasing in our increasingly complex world, but what if it is actually a fundamental part of the universe?  On this episode, Caleb Scharf discussed his new book, The Ascent of Information.
Topics: science, information theory, entropy, dataome, groks
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Although no one wants or expects a disaster to occur, how can one be the best prepared for such a situation.  On this episode, Creek Stewart discussed his book, The Disaster Ready Home.
Topics: science, survival, disaster, groks
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Narcissism may have become more prevalent any even celebrated in society.  On this episode, Dr. Joseph Burgo discussed the narcissist you know.
Topics: narcissism, science, psychology, groks
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The current trends around the world that drive the tension between globalism and nativism have buoyed many populist governmental changes.  On this episode, Dr. Alexandre Muns Rubiol discussed how to bridge the digital divide.
Topics: science, globalism, nativism, economics, technology, groks
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Hearing is one of the basic senses that is often ignored until something goes wrong.  What can we do to protect our hearing and what are the current treatments for hearing problems?  On this episode, David Owen discussed his book, Volume Control.
Topics: science, audiology, hearing, neuroscience, groks
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With the mandated quarantines affecting children and their peers, bullying and cyberbullying have taken on new forms.  On this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Englander discussed her book, 25 Myths About Bullying and Cyberbullying.
Topics: groks, science, technology, bullying, cyberbullying
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The changes to the global environment seem daunting to those who wish to act.  Can part of the solution be in our own backyard gardens?  On this episode, Emily Murphy discussed her book, Grow Now.
Topics: science, gardening, botany, environment, groks
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Campus life is full of stress, which is a normal part of academic life. Coping with these challenges can often lead to depression. On this program, we explored dealing with depression on campus.
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Nature does not bluff but she also does not show her cards readily. That is at the root of the climate problem. On this program, Dr. Scott Barrett gives an overview of the international climate regime to reduce greenhouse gases and explains how uncertainty in climate predictions hamper negotiations.
Topics: climate change, UNFCCC, uncertainty, prisoner's dilemma, collective action, game theory
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Stem cells are progenitor cells that give rise to mature cell types. In the nervous system, adult neural stem cells give rise to new nerve cells in the brain. This show featured an interview discussing current research on adult neurogenesis.
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Dr. Dwayne Godwin contributes regularly to Scientific American in the form of neuroscience comics. With co-author Jorge Cham, Dr. Godwin makes complex issues in neuroscience accessible to a broad audience. Today we'll discuss his creative process and goals for the series. A great way to learn about the brain!
Topics: Dwayne Godwin, Jorge Cham, neuroscience, comics, outreach
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Our emotional health is intimately related to the proper operations of evolutionarily ancient parts of our brain.  How can our sex lives be a window into these critical aspects of our brains?  On this episode, Dr. Nan Wise discussed her book, Why Good Sex Matters.
Topics: science, sex, brain, neuroscience, emotion, groks
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The conduct of most meetings often leaves something to be desired.  How can meetings be more effective, engaging and enjoyable? On this episode, Mamie Kanfer Stewart discussed her new book, Momentum.
Topics: science, momentum, meeting, business, groks
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In 1922, two famous men publically debated the nature of time. Albert Einstein was gaining attention for his theory of relativity, the mathematics of which suggested several strange, non-intuitive properties of time.  At the same time, the philosopher Henri Bergson was widely known for theorizing that time is intrinsically tied to human consciousness. The debate changed both men’s legacies and continues to shape the way we understand time today.
Topics: Albert Einstein, Henri Bergson, time, groks science show, physics, philosophy
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In this episode, we talk with Christie Aschwanden, the lead science writer for Fivethirtyeight.com about what she found when she used some common tools utilized in nutrition research.
Topics: groks, groks science show, nutrition, food, christie aschwanden, fivethirtyeight
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Is it possible to think deeply in an age of distraction? What are the pitfalls for ourselves and society to be driven to constant distraction? On this program, Prof. P.M. Forni discussed the thinking life.
Topics: science, technology, thinking life, groks
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What if the military were designing genetically- engineered animals to serve as soldiers? That's the premise of a new novel by Stephen J. Cannell, based on current scientific technology. On this show, we explored the implications of such a development.
Topic: Science
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Science is based on accepting uncertainties. In contrast, business and politics tend to aver the unknown. On this program, Baruch Fischoff discusses how scientists can improve communicating risks and uncertainties.
Topics: risk, science communication, uncertainty, climate change, sex education
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Although weight loss may be a challenging problem, economic theory may be able to provide a solution.  On this episode, Rob Barnett discussed the economist diet.
Topics: science, economics, dieting, groks
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Economics may be called the dismal science, but an economic perspective could help solve many puzzles in everyday life.  On this episode, Steven Landsburg discussed how to outsmart an economist.
Topics: economics, puzzles, groks, science
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Did the early Christian church inherit a psychedelic Eucharist from the Greeks?  What evidence exist from the historical record and archeological chemistry?  On this episode, Brian C. Muraresku discussed his new book, The Immortality Key.
Topics: science, christianity, psychedelics, groks, chemistry
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What does mythology tell us about the scientific environment of those who created them?  On this episode, Matt Kaplan discussed the science of the magical.
Topics: science, mythology, History, groks
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A cure was beyond reach. Death seemed inevitable. How did one man's search for meaning lead to the eradication of a 10,000-year old disease? On this program, Larry Brilliant discusses how his quest to find himself lead to the disappearance of one of mankind's most virulent diseases, smallpox.
Topics: small pox, WHO, epidemiology, India, health, infection diseases
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Legendary journalist, Bill Moyers, joined us to discuss some current issues of big media and journalism.
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The brain is a fascinating and complex organ that often baffles and confuses those who own it. Sometimes, a manual might be helpful. On this program, Matthew MacDonald discussed the missing manual for the human brain.
Topics: science, neuroscience
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Have you ever wondered if it’s really okay to get all 13 essential vitamins from a gummy bear? What makes them essential anyway? Catherine Price, author of Vitamania, joins us on the show today to discuss the history of America’s confusion and obsession with vitamins.
Topics: vitamins, nutrition, health, science, groks, Catherine Price
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How can traumatic events be passed to subsequent generations?  On this episode, Mark Wolynn discussed identifying and treating intergenerational trauma.
Topics: science, groks, biology, epigenetics, psychology
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The Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer detects remnant signals from the earliest times in the history of the universe. This show featured a discussion of the surprising results from the most recent survey.
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How does the brain give rise to subject feelings and is this the basis for consciousness?  On this episode, Dr. Christof Koch discussed his research on consciousness.
Topics: science, groks, neuroscience, consciousness
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How could an aspiring supervillain take over the world?  Are the comic book schemes of supervillainy supported by modern science?  On this episode, Ryan North discussed his new book, How to Take Over the World.
Topics: science, comics, supervillain, groks
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Although the inequities across the globe require philanthropic solutions, most projects can do more harm than good.  Is there another way?  On this episode, Prof. Kirk Bowman discussed his new book, Reimagining Global Philanthropy.
Topics: science, philanthropy, community bank, groks
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The aging demographics will put tremendous pressures on modern societies.  How can the world adapt to the aging of the populace?  On this episode, Bradley Schurman discussed his book, The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny.
Topics: science, aging, population, demographics, sociology, groks
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The problems facing the earth's environment will rely on scientific solutions from numerous disciplines. Integrating these solutions with political resources remains a major challenge for the future, and was the focus of this discussion with Nobel Laureate, Prof. Y.T. Lee.
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Throughout history, physicians have made use of the placebo effect. Now, scientists are trying to understand how and why placebos work. Today Professor John Kelley, the Deputy Director of the Program in Placebo Studies & the Therapeutic Encounter at Harvard Medical School discusses the mechanisms of the placebo effect and its role in medicine.
Topics: groks, science, medicine, placebos, John Kelley, placebo effect, psychology
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Chronic illness can be a challenge for those coping with their condition.  How can one transcend a chronic illness?  On this episode, Lisa Sniderman discussed a Light in the Darkness.
Topics: science, illness, medicine, groks
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The development of the planets and the solar system has continued to intrigue scientists.  Recent advances in planetary science have broadened our perspective on the issue.  On this episode, Dr. Erik Asphaug discussed his book, When the Earth had Two Moons.
Topics: science, planetology, solar system, cosmology, groks
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Brainwaves may seem like the subject of science fiction, but the study of these brainwaves is at the forefront of modern neuroscience.  On this episode, R. Douglas Fields discussed his book, Electric Brain.
Topics: science, brainwaves, brain, neuroscience, groks
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Eating disorders are characterized by more than just the physiological processes in the body, but also importantly the mental health process involved.  On this episode, Robyn Cruze discussed her book, Making Peace with Your Plate.
Topics: science, nutrition, eating, plate, groks
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The history of women would be quite different were it not for the pioneering work of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell.  On this episode, Janice Nimura discussed their story and her new book, The Doctors Blackwell.
Topics: science, medicine, women, Blackwell, history, groks
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Although some decisions are never easy, they can be made even more complicated by the manner in which they are presented.  On this episode, Dr. Eric J. Johnson discussed his new book, The Elements of Choice.
Topics: science, decision, economics, choice architecture, groks
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Before Sigmund Freud's revealed his insights of human psychology, thrillers such as Therese Raquin were already exploring this issue. On this show, we took a closer look at this novel work.
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Why do many Asian American youths excel academically? On this program, Amy Hsin discusses the factors that underlie the success of certain ethnicities.
Topics: Asian Americans, STEM, depression, academics, education, culture, ethnicity
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The field of "ancient DNA" is using molecular biology to open new vistas of understanding and holds an intriguing technological possibility: cloning an extinct species. But is it really possible? What are the challenges? On this episode, we are joined by Beth Shapiro as she explains some elements of her book, How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction.
Topics: evolution, ecology, ancient, mammoth, science, groks
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Can you search what you see? Hardware and software improvements are enabling a new way for us to see the world. On this program, Kavita Bala joins us to talk about visual search and what it means for consumers and future of AR/VR.
Topics: AR, VR, NSF, GPU, Magic Leap, Grokstyle
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A rare eclipse of a blue, super-moon will occur in North America on January 31.  What is this rare triple event? On this episode, Dr. Andrew Fraknoi discussed the eclipse of the blue, super-moon.
Topics: science, astronomy, groks
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Technology is quickly evolving in several different domains, but how will these changes affect our future?  On this episode, Steven Hoffman discussed his book, The Five Forces That Change Everything.
Topics: science, technology, business, groks
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The production of meat is an inefficient process that can be substantially improved using modern biotechnology methods.  On this episode, Dr. Karthik Sekar discussed his new book, After Meat.
Topics: science, bioreactor, meat, biotechnology, groks
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Astronomers are continuing to examine the early universe by exploring results from the Hubble telescope and other surveys. Time magazine science writer, Michael Lemonick, shared with us the most recent findings.
Topic: Science
Source: Groks Science Radio Show Podcast
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by Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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Our appreciation for the natural world is influenced by great nature writing.  However, the contribution of women to this genre has often been unappreciated.  On this episode, Kathryn Aalto discussed these writers in her new book, Writing Wild.
Topics: science, nature, writing, women, groks
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by Charles C. Lee and Frank H. Ling
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The concept of time is one whose physical theory continues to elude scientists.  What are advances in the theories of time?  On this episode, Dr. Julian Barbour discussed his book, The Janus Point.
Topics: science, time, physics, thermodynamics, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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The great questions of science and philosophy continue to undergo rigorous exploration and experimentation.  What is our understanding of these questions?  On this episode, Alan Lightman discussed his new book, Probable Impossibilities.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, biology, consciousness, groks
Source: Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast