June 20th’s summer solstice show is produced and hosted by Kaitlin. It’s about ‘Lab Lit,’ or science in novels. This was inspired by a December 2012 New York Times article by Katherine Bouton, which can be found here: www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/science/in-lab-lit-fiction-meets-science-of-the-real-world.html And this website: http://www.lablit.com/ The show and the above article focus on Barbara Kingsolver’s recent book, […]
This week’s show occurred during the “Can’t Live Without My WORT” summer pledge drive, so in this broadcast Dennis Shaffer and Jim Carrier drum up support for the station. In between, reporter Matthew Zmudka presents three vignettes on science names – fun in fruit fly genetics, using chemical nomenclature to scare consumers, and the actual […]
Genetic sequencing may someday lead to miracle cures. But it is also the ultimate invasion of privacy. What can your genes tell you, who can see them, and do you really want to know? Tonight, May 30, 2013, on the Perpetual Notion Machine we explore “Promises and Perils – the brave new world of genetic […]
Last year’s extremely warm early spring now seems like an anomaly. You know, when we set 11 record high temperatures in March. Plants didn’t know what to do and started sprouting over a month earlier than normal. This year, however, the trend seems to be in the opposite direction, where some plants are sprouting, budding, […]
Steven Yenzer talks cyberwarfare with reporters from Wired and Mother Jones. Learn how the U.S. and Israel damaged an Iranian nuclear facility with the world’s first “true” cyberweapon, and how Chinese hackers are infiltrating U.S. private companies and infrastructure.
PNM’s Earth Day special. This week PNM reporter Arthur Aiken had the pleasure to speak with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies director, Paul Robbins. Who founded Earth Day and the Nelson Institute? Who makes up the Institute? What can we do to help sustain a healthy planet for all living creatures? Listen in to […]