Perpetual Notion Machine
This month is the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the, a very shameful anniversary for a bird that once numbered as many as 5 billion. The last one died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. Extinctions of species are not uncommon when the delicate balance of nature occasionally veers off-course.
On this show, we explore the history of exploring – the effort of mankind to find itself. Our guest is Hiawatha Bray, a technology reporter for the Boston Globe. His new book is called “You Are Here.” He talked with PNM producer Jim Carrier.
Tonight’s show is produced by Kaitlin Stack Whitney and engineered by Matthew Zmudka. Our guest tonight is Dr. Harry Greene of Cornell University. His research is on the behavior, ecology, evolution, and conservation biology of vertebrates and is especially interested in snakes. He talked about snakes, outreach, critical anthropomorphism, his path to a science career, […]
In tonight’s show, we delve a little into the mysteries of the brain. We don’t quite answer the question “How do we learn?” completely. But we do learn about some of what happens in the brain when learning occurs. And we learn how neuroscience, studying the functions of the brain, can provide insights to educational […]
In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka talks to Michael DuVernois, a scientist with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. A University of Wisconsin-Madison-led research center at the South Pole, IceCube is a large, under-ice telescope that detects neutrinos (small particles) and uses this data to answer questions about the nature of matter. This is also our pledge […]
Tonight, we look at one of the rarest things on earth — the dark of night — and learn that without it, earth is not only less beautiful, it is less healthy as well. Creatures from babies in their cribs, to turtles in the sea, require dark to live. But, for reasons ranging from security […]