Colorado Cafe Sci (starts 1:00) happens monthly, in Denver.
Alcohol and Alcoholism Recent News (starts 2:49) We look at recent science about alcohol consumption, including a study that indicates as little as 3 glasses of wine a week is associated with buildups of iron in the brain — a risk factor for brain disease, increased binge drinking among pregnant women, and a new study about genetic characteristics associated with alcoholism.
We continue our look at the new Expose, Salmon Wars, the Dark Underbelly of our Favorite Fish, by checking out an alternative – LAND-Based Farmed Salmon.
Chef Sheila Lucero – (starts 2:25) We TASTE land-based salmon, with Coloraado’s award-winning, national expert on sustainable fish and member of Seafood Watch BlueRibbon Task Force, Jax Fish House Chef, Sheila Lucero.
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 Behind Why We Gain Weight and How We Can Prevent – and Reverse – It. GO HERE for extended version of this interview and transcript.
Hosts: Benita Lee & Shelley Schlender Producer: Shelley Schlender and Benita Lee Executive Producer: Joel Parker Feature contributors: Benita Lee, Shelley Schlender, Alexis Kenyon
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 Hominoid, about an Indonesian Island that was home to Hobbit-sized, human-like creatures, and how it might STILL be home to these hobbit-like beings.
Brains in Space (starts 1:00) Joel Parker explains how space travel may affect human brains
Climate Grief (starts 5:17) The United Nations warns that the changing climate will lead to increasing climate grief around the world. Kritee, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, has become a Zen priest and national expert on Climate Grief. She leads community grief circles throug, Boundless in Motion and other meditation gatherings , to help people deal with difficult feelings around climate change. Melissa Bailey reports.
GoldLab Symposium (starts 15:31) Founder Larry Gold shares a highlight coming up in this year’s symposium about science, human health and big data. The symposium takes place May 19th and 20th. You can check out topics at this year’s symposium here. This is the link to register to attend.
Hosts: Shelley Schlender & Joel Parker Producer: Shelley Schlender Executive Producer: Joel Parker Feature contributors: Joel Parker, Melissa Bailey
For those looking for videos from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, here is the snowmobile accident posted at the CAIC Avalanche Information Center YouTube CHANNEL. Weekly forecasts are also on this site.
Long COVID (starts 1:00) National Jewish in Denver shares research about how COVID sometimes affects the powerhouses inside our cells, the mitochondria.
Green Walls (starts 3:54) are a beautiful way to cover indoor and outdoor walls with living plants. It’s a popular feature for ultra-modern buildings. Researchers in England report that green walls on older, conventional buildings can reduce heating costs inside the building.
Drones at the Marshall Fire (starts 10:42) are helping local researchers from around the country collect field data about the recent wildfire disaster that destroyed 1,000 homes. The scientists hope their findings will help the communities recover. REGISTER HEREfor the February 17th, 2 PM, virtual presentation of their findings.
Volunteering to Get COVID. (starts 21:22) in the name of science has produced results that are varied and sometimes surprising.
Hosts: Benita Lee & Stacie Johnson Producers: Benita Lee, Stacie Johnson and Shelley Schlender Additional Contributions: Beth Bennett, National Jewish Hospital Executive producer: Susan Moran
Corona (Not Virus) News (starts 1:00) Astrophysicist Joel Parker explains the probe that touched the sun’s corona.
Green Recycling from Discarded Electronics (starts 3:59) Benita Lee talks with Penn State Scientist Amir Sheikhi about recycling neodymium.
Defy Aging: A Beginner’s Guide to the New Science of Longer Life and Better Health. (starts 9:28) Science Show volunteer, Geneticist and Defy Aging author Beth Bennett, explains how to promote longevity and healthspan.
Host/Contributors: Jill Sjong, Joel Parker, Benita Lee Executive Producer: Beth Bennett Show Producer: Shelley Schlender