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In this episode Cool Science Radio Tanya Lewis, an associate editor at Scientific American shares updates on how a COVID 19 vaccine is progressing. A new article published last week by the magazine, says not to expect a COVID 19 vaccine before the election, which seems obvious at this point. A vaccine made by Pfizer could seek emergency approval by the third week of November, but it likely won’t be available to the public until mid-to late 2021.  

In this episode of Cool Science Radio hosts John and Lynn are joined by bestselling author Spike Carlsen joins the program.

  In this epsiode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is Julie Shah who has written WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING ROBOTS. Humans are in complete control of today’s robots. We determine their settings, tasks and rules. This will change when a new breed of robots joins us that operate on their own and work and live among us. Spoiler alert: this will not be a flawless transition…              

Dr. Brennan Spiegel, author of VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine is the guest for this episode of Cool Science Radio. In this new book, Dr. Spiegel shows us how a simple VR headset can change medicine for the better. He introduces us to the woman who endures exceptionally painful labor by completing breathing exercises on a digital beach, the schizophrenic patient who literally confronts the demon inside his head, and many others.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn are joined by Cybersecurity expert and Retired Army Colonel, Terry McGraw. We will be speaking with Terry about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and steps Utah parents can take to secure their children's data while they learn online. We will also speak with him about steps Utah’s local and state officials should take to protect their communities from cyberattacks.

In this epsidoe of Cool Science Radio the Director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Justin Reich, delivers a sobering look at the educational technologies that promised to upend traditional approaches to schooling, as the United States reckons with the possibility of long-term distance learning due to widespread COVID-19 school closures.  Justin's new book is Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education. 


In this episode of Cool Science Radio author and Johns Hopkins neurobiologist David Linden discusses his new book, UNIQUE: The New Science of Human Individuality. Linden explores why one person like to sleep in a cold room, while others like it hot, why hoppy beer appeals to some but others find it bitter.  Topics that touch all of our lives -from sexuality, gender identity, food preferences, biological rhythms, mood, personality, memory, and intelli

In this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn's guest is Dr. Eileen Gallagher who has been practicing medicine for 20 years. She also owns and operates Gallagher Pediatrics at the Newpark Town Center in Kimball Junction. We will be speaking with Dr. Gallagher about her practice, how she conducts business in a COVID 19 world, and technological advances the last 50 years which help her to take better care of her patients.


In this episode of Cool Science Radio Dan Seaton joins the conversation about the relationship between and sun and the earth. Dan is a University of Colorado NOAA Scientist. The words "Space Weather" may conjure up images of intergalactic tornadoes and star filled blizzards, but it actually refers to the electrically charged particles and radiation from the sun. After a few quiet years, our sun is once again rampining up with activity. What does that mean for us here on earth?

Board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Braun, joins Lynn and John on Cool Science Radio. Dr. Braun gives the science behind how to help arrest the onset of Alzheimers Disease. She has written an accessible and thorough book called, High-Octane Brain:5 Science-Based Steps to Sharpen Your Memory and Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s.

Scientific American COVID19 Myths Article
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On this episode of Cool Science Radio Science journalist and health and medicine editor Tanya Lewis at Scientific American, (the longest running magazine in America) talks about her recently published article: Nine COVID-19 Myths That Just Won’t Go Away. From a human-made virus to vaccine conspiracy theories, the magazine rounded up the most persistent false claims about the pandemic.  

In this epsisode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn speak with author Kimberly Friedmutter who has written Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted. Friedmutter shares with us simple techniques to help us tap into our subconscious and tells us why daydreaming is a good first step to unlocking this power.

In this episode of Cool Science Radio University of Utah Professor Roger Altizer revisits with John and Lynn. The Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program at the University of Utah is a top-ranked program in video game education and research and is a national leader in the nascent discipline of games.

In this episode Aaron Yazzie, Mechanical Engineer for Mars Perseverance Mission, joins Cool Science Radio. Perseverance is the most robust rover ever to be sent to the Red Planet. It will take the next step in Mars exploration by seeking to answer the question: Are there any signs that life once existed on Mars? 

On this episode of Cool Science Radio John and Lynn are joined by Laura Helmuth, the editor of the longest running magazine of all time: Scientific American magazine which celebrates it's 175th anniversary this month.