Cool Science Radio

Thursday, 9-10AM

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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. 

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New Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Jul 29, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, Dr. Nancy Addy, a dentist and past president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine joins the show.

Dr. Addy talks with John and Lynn about the science of sleep apnea, and how those cumbersome and noisy CPAP machines are starting to be replaced by a simple oral device. 

22-million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and if you're one of them, or if you share a bed with one of them, you'll definitely want to listen in.

The Latest Developments on COVID and Staying Safe in the Workplace

Jul 29, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, your hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek bring you Josh Fischman, Senior Editor at Scientific American.

Fischman comes on to discuss recent developments on the CDC’s reversal of having vaccinated people wear masks indoors.

These changes of course coming because of the new Delta variant creating a spike in COVID cases.

Also, Fischman reports on why people are still refusing to get vaccinated: noting that a lot of people still don’t think COVID is a serious disease.

Avi-on is Lighting Up Park City

Jul 22, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, Eric Miller, President, and CEO of Park City-based Avi-on Labs joins Lynn and John.

Avi-on designs and builds a family of Bluetooth® enabled lighting products that are reliable, state of the art, easy to configure and manage with any smartphone.

On Cool Science Radio, Bill Nelson, NASA’s 14th administrator comes on the show.

The Science of Sweat

Jul 15, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, Sarah Everts comes on the show. Everts has authored a book on one of our weirdest biological functions, perspiration.

In her new book, The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration, she explores this most vital and least understood function of our body.  

On Cool Science Radio, Dr. Kate Biberdorf joins the show to talk about her new book, It’s Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything.

From eating breakfast to putting on makeup, to baking and sleeping, chemistry is literally everywhere—and it doesn’t take a Ph.D. in science to understand it. 

On Cool Science Radio, Dr. Alex Belser joins the show to discuss psychedelic therapeutics.

Belser has been a leader in the psychedelic research community for the last twenty years. His research has focused on investigating psilocybin and MDMA to treat depression, anxiety, substance use, OCD, PTSD, and end-of-life distress. He has done this research through clinical trials at New York University and Yale University. 


Is a Cure for Cancer on the Horizon?

Jul 8, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn bring Nathaniel Scharping on the show.


Scharping is a feature writer for Discover Magazine and he has just written an article titled When Viruses Heal.


He contends that after many years of risky trials and medical advances, a viral cure for cancer could fulfill its promise.



On Cool Science Radio, Earl Foote of Nexus IT joins the show.

Foote discusses the increasing national and global cyber-attacks that affect us locally. He also shares some of the tricks and trades of hacker mentality. 

What You Need to Know About the New Covid-19 Variants

Jul 1, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn welcome Tanya Lewis, health and medicine editor at Scientific American.

Lewis will lead a conversation through some of the crucial updates of Covid-19 variants and the vaccine responses we all need to be aware of. 

Only "Living Building" in Utah Constructed in Salt Lake City

Jun 28, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, Brian Cassil, Director of Communications with Architectural Nexus comes on the show.


Cassil's company is building their new headquarters in Salt Lake City. It is the only certified Living Building in Utah.


The building will incorporate several regenerative features, including generating more energy than it consumes on an annual basis, rain-water collection, and gray water recycling, which will result in net positive water use. 

NASA Brings Back Samples From Asteroid Named Bennu

Jun 28, 2021

On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn welcome Dr. Jason Dworkin, Project Scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.


Five years ago, NASA launched its first sample return mission to an asteroid named Bennu. Now, it's time for the spacecraft and its valuable payload to start its return back to Earth.




On Cool Science Radio, John and Lynn welcome back National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry.


Skerry comes on to talk about the number one bestselling almanac for kids.


The National Geographic Kids Almanac has just released their 2022 edition. In it, readers can find amazing animal stories, explorer profiles, and fresh challenges for curious kids who want to learn all about the world and everything that's in it. 

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.




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.