Perpetual Notion Machine
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed recently due to a massive algal bloom present in the waters. The algae is toxic to many species, including humans, fish and other aquatic species. Lincoln Tice follows up our investigation into Madison’s lakes with a UW-Madison limnology professor, Jake Vander Zanden, to discuss the biological factors that are […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed last week due to toxic algal blooms present in the lake. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to the director of the UW-Madison Center for Limnology, Steve Carpenter, who says these blooms were one of the worst Madison has ever seen.
There are over 1,200 species on the Endangered Species List. In Wisconsin, the Gray wolf gets a lot of publicity, having been listed and then delisted quite a few times in recent years. But the tiny and delicate Karner Blue butterfly has been listed since 1992. The species have all but disappeared in New England, […]
The Perpetual Notion Machine has done a fair share of episodes dealing with climate change. And tonight’s show is no exception, considering that the U.S. opted out of the Paris Climate Agreement. So, PNM’s Lincoln Tice talks with UW-Madison’s Jonathan Martin, a professor and chair of atmospheric and oceanic sciences. His research specialty is mid-latitude […]
Brian Cox is a world famous particle physicist from Great Britain who also teaches at the University of Manchester. He has also written a book with his colleague Jeff Forshaw called Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos. And as this is a pledge drive, the Perpetual Notion Machine has two copies of the book as […]
PNM’er Will Cushman attended and recorded a very fascinating presentation on the emergence of invasive Zebra mussels into Lake Mendota. So, on this pledge drive edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, Will presents various clips from that talk given by UW-Madison limnologist Jake Vander Zanden. This talk was sponsored by the Clean Lakes Alliance, and […]