How many of us have ever shouted with joy or screamed in agony while watching our favorite sports team in a tournament? And how many of us, when faced with a complex situation, have opted to simplify things and take the least complicated course of action? These scenarios seem common enough, but what I bet […]
Did you know the placebo effect does more than just trick us into thinking we’re receiving some sort of treatment? And have you ever heard of something called the Central Governor Theory of fatigue which argues that feelings of exhaustion originate more from our minds than they do our bodies? All that and more in […]
The discovery of gravitational waves, the last piece of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity to be proved, certainly amounts to the biggest discovery in physics since the discovery of the Higgs boson a few years ago. So, the Perpetual Notion Machine invited UW-Madison astrophysicist Peter Timbie on the show this week to explain gravitational waves […]
On this week’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, newbie reporter Lincoln Tice talks with the Singing Zoologist. He’s better known as Lucas Miller, who travels the country bringing his energetic message of ecology to schoolchildren through the power of music and fun. For over 20 years, Lucas has written and performed his science songs […]
In this episode from December 31, 2015, reporter Bill Scanlon talks to Loriann Wunder of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. They cover how bacterial sexually transmitted infections have acutely affected Wisconsin and the United States, as well as solutions to their spread.
On the November 2, 2015 edition of A Public Affair, Monday’s host Patty Peltekos interviewed Tim Flannery, Australian scientist and climate change expert. He is the author of the book Atmosphere of Hope: The Search for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. He shared with Patty some ideas on how we can help mitigate the effects […]