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 […]
What’s the latest research on white-nose syndrome in bats? Has it reached Wisconsin yet? David Blehert with the USGS National Wildlife Health Center tells where this fungal disease may have come from, how it’s spreading, and what scientists are studying to try to understand and perhaps slow it’s deadly progress. Then Carol Meteyer, also with […]