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.
Author Jennifer Wright talks with the PNM team about her most recent book “Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them”. This book is a whimsy and humane romp through some of history’s most terrifying disease outbreaks. We talk with Jennifer about how the anti-vaccine movement has been around since at […]
On today’s episode, guest host Harry Hawkins talks to psychology professor Markus Brauer about what behavioral science can tell us about achieving diversity and inclusion. As the director of the Brauer Group Lab, Professor Brauer researches how people’s thought processes, perceptions of others, and behaviors are affected by being members of a social group. He […]
“Predators are a natural part of our environment and they perform an important ecological role,” says Professor Adrian Treves. On today’s episode, Patty talks with Professor Treves, founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, about a number of issues surrounding wildlife predators. They discuss predator population management and the high rates of poaching in the United […]
To many a casual listener, the term “Artificial Intelligence” invokes science fiction and the future we were promised by visionaries writing decades ago. It may also bring to mind the technology that we call upon to assist us in our daily lives. It may even raise more questions than answers. The term “artificial intelligence”, or […]
On this very special episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine three science nerds (Kelly, Will and Heather) explore the lighter side of things. You can find the fun in science by listening along. Take the climate quiz, play “Saved You a Click” and guess the scientist! Enjoy! If you’d like to submit a question for […]