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Pterosaurs, Quantum Computing, And Ultraprocessed Food With Scientific American Editor

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Science writer and technology editor for the magazine Scientific American, Sophie Bushwick, joins the show to discuss the October issue of the magazine. The cover issue deals with new information acheived through mathematical models which expose terrifying flying monsters called Pterosaurs. She talks about quantum computers and the challenges to encryption of protected information as these quantum computers come onto the scene. Bushwick also discusses new findings that ultraprocessed food trigers neural responses in the brain that make the body feel hungry. 

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.