In this edition of Cool Science Radio, Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells have a conversation with Alex Reinhart, author of Statistics Done Wrong. Later they interview David Roberts, author of The Lost World of the Old Ones.
Lynn and guest host Tim talk to Simon Head, author of "Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans", arguing that systems have come to trump human expertise .Then, Brent Andersen, Founder of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, which opened its new facilities in Draper. It's the 9th largest aquarium in the nation.
Lynn and John talk to Tom Chiller, epidemiologist for the Center for Disease Control, about Valley Fever. Most cases occur in people who live in or travel to the southwestern United States. Then, Dr. Peter Squire, researcher at Office of Naval Research. Navy researchers what to know if those facing the unexpected in the heat of battle can be trained to guess right more often than not.
On this episode of Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn welcomed Michael Harris, author of The End Of Absence. They talked about how rare it is these days to get un-connected and be alone with your thoughts. Former city mayor Dana Williams then joined the show to talk about aphids, otherwise known as plant lice. Is there anything Dana doesn't know about?