Perpetual Notion Machine
Sexual harassment, in all its forms from unwanted attention to insulting comments to bullying, whether intentional or subtle, is pervasive in society. And maybe more so in the science fields. Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine’s Kelly Schwartz examines this unfortunate reality with her guest Erika Marin-Spiotta. Erika is a Professor of Geography at UW-Madison, and, […]
Occasionally, us Perpetual Notion Machine geeks like to pontificate on interesting science stories in the news. We sometimes refer to this as Science Geist, Nerd Nite, or Nerds Having Fun! Tonight, PNM’ers Matt Blackburn, Josh Mitchell, and Ary Clarke discuss two recent science studies with a common theme – microbiome. One involves a study where […]
We all know that climate change is real, and the impacts have been, and will be, devastating. That can be incredibly stressful in how to deal with an impending apocalypse. But a study implemented by UW-Madison’s Family Medicine and Community Health hopes to help relieve that stress by mindful techniques, but also behavior change. The […]
Philosophy has been around for centuries, at least as far back as the Greeks like Socrates and Aristotle. Back then, and even today, philosophy is about knowledge and wisdom, trying to understand the reality, nature, all around us. That’s pretty much the same as science. But in the 17th century, science became its own area […]
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we revisit some of the research and the potential of stem cells. Some of our listeners may remember when UW-Madison’s James Thomson was the first to isolate and grow embryonic stem cells. And from there, stem cell research took off! Stem cells had a lot of hype […]
PNM nerds Kevin Lauterjung, Kelly Schwartz, Ary Clarke, Matt Blackburn spin some news tracks and ask each other about ancient drugs, synthetic life, research misconduct, and other quarky things.