Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine has a special pledge drive edition. Thanks to everybody that has pledged donations so far, and thanks to all the loyal listeners of PNM. Keep the pledges coming! Communicating science is probably the basis of PNM as a radio broadcast entity. Our guest thinks that communicating science as a brand […]
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine is so honored to have Dr. Jo Handelsman as our guest. Jo has an extensive resume in the sciences that includes Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), a Vilas Research Professor in plant pathology at UW-Madison, induction into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019, science […]
“Science and society…have each invaded the other’s domain, and the lines demarcating the one from the other have virtually disappeared.” 20 years after Michael Gibbons wrote that, scientific developments from CRISPR to AI have made the lines between science and society even hazier. As scientists themselves have increasingly taken up the call toward civic engagement, […]
In this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, PNM reporter Will Cushman previews the Wisconsin Science Festival, which runs Thursday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 5 at various venues around the state. Some events include the Robot Zoo, Plasma Physics, the Birds of Wisconsin, the Science of Brewing, and Science Policy, to name but a […]
Host Will Cushman speaks with Lauren Morello, U.S. news editor for Nature, about the 2016 election and how the results might affect science policy going forward on both the Federal level and in individual states and municipalities.