Cool Science Radio

Thursday, 9-10AM

Credit Mark Maziarz

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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Joining Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio is,  Casey Mullen, a doctoral student at the University of Utah. Mullen is the lead author in a study just released that found more frequent peak air pollution exposure was associated with reduced math and English language arts test scores for third graders in all primary public schools in Salt Lake County during the 2016-2017 year.

Joining Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio this week is Dr. Jennifer Wiseman, senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Wiseman serves as the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio the guest is Tanya Lewis, associate editor of health and medicine at Scientific American who gives an overview of the CoVid vaccine. The FDA’s advisory committee on vaccines meets on Thursday Decmber 10th to discuss vaccine data, so they could make a recommendation on whether to approve the Pfizer and/or Moderna vaccine as soon as then.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is New York Times best-selling author Simon Garfield. He discusses his new book, Dog’s Best Friend: A Brief History of An Unbreakable Bond . Whether you’re a new dog parent, or the longtime owner of a family dog, Dog’s Best Friend offers a charming meditation on the relationship between humans and dogs, drawing upon history, science, art, and personal experience to illuminate a magical bond that has endured millennia.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio Park City resident Anna Cley who is from France and as a girl dreamed of being an astronaut. She became a rocket scientist for the National Centre for Space Studies which is the French equivalent of NASA and is now a professional opera singer.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio  Jonathan Johnson, CEO of overstock.com and President of Medici Ventures joins John and Lynn to talk about the meteoric rise of overstock.com and the importance of blockchain technology for immutable election voting results, democratizing banking for all, and the important role that Blockchain can play in the record-keeping of vaccinating a planet full of people.

In this rebroadcast of a Cool Science Radio interview, John and Lynn spoke with Col. Mike Fincke the day before the SpaceX Crew-1 launch on Sunday, November 15, 2020. They talk about regular, cost-effective missions to the station from American Soil. In this mission 4 astronauts successfully launched and docked with the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. This was the first crew rotation mission to the orbiting laboratory.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is  Andrew Maynard, PhD. Professor Maynard is an expert on the socially responsible development of technology. He writes that human beings have a responsibility to change the future for the better. They discuss his new book, Future Rising: A Journey From the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn speak with US Ski and Snowboard CEO, Tiger Shaw. Tiger is a former alpine ski racer who competed in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo and the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. In 2014 Shaw was named President and CEO of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association here in Park City. We speak with Tiger about how training, equipment, coaching, psychology and diet have evolved since he competed in 1984.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio longtime local coach, trainer and elite athlete Tom Noaker talks about  the science of the aging athlete. From rest-to-work ratios, bio mechanic efficiencies, the science behind motivation - tune in to hear how to keep strong, fit and fast -well into the golden years. 

 

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is  Kermit Pattison, author of FOSSIL MEN: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind. FOSSIL MEN is the first full-length exploration of Ardi (a human ancestor more than a million years older than the famous Lucy), the scientists who found her, and her impact on what we know about the origins of the human species.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio Tim Gregory who has written Meteorite: How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World is the guest. Gregory explores the world of meteorites to uncover new insights into what our solar system was like before our sun became a star, into the forging of our planet, and into the emergence of life on it. Humans have long looked to the skies for answers to big questions. Meteorite reveals how science is finally arriving at those answers.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is  Heather Montgomery who has written Who Gives A Poop? Surprising Science From One End to Another. Scientists, engineers, veterinarians, even college students--people all over the world are discovering the power of poop. A guy in England powers a streetlamp with pet poo. A scientist uses scat to solve the mystery of a vanishing cave-dwelling critter.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio Lynn and John's guest is  Dr.Roy A.Meals, a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at UCLA who has practiced and researched hand surgery for forty years. He has written a book: BONES, Inside and Out , a lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, and a look at how this versatile material works within the body. 

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