What is lightning? What do we know–and not know–about how it works? What is the relationship between lightning and space-based nuclear weapons treaty compliance monitoring? Physicist Tess Light will tell you all this and more…
… is the new book by forensic psychiatrist and former CIA officer Marc Sageman, who analyzes the backgrounds and motivations of neojihadist terrorists, and maps a path forward based on social science rather than political posturing.
That’s right, seven of them–from HIV/AIDS to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, flus, and lyme disease. Dr. Mark Jerome Walters talks about the human role in causing and aggravating those diseases by our poor handling of ecosystems.
Anthropologist Paul Hooper has lived with the Tsimane people of Bolivia and reports on their extraordinary health and athleticism, and their way of life which includes entirely home-grown beer and barbecue.
Anthropologist Barbara King writes about food animals–insects, octopuses, chickens, and various mammals–not to get you to stop eating them, but to open a discussion about about the lives of animals and cruelty in the industrial food system.
Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky makes the case that the language–or languages–we speak deeply affect who we are and how we engage with the world.
Science Radio Cafe
Science Radio Cafe airs on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 Mountain Time on KUNM, Albuquerque Public Radio. It’s a show for everyone, nerds and non-nerds alike, where you can hear interviews with scientists and science writers about things that affect the rest of us—and things that are just incredibly interesting. We welcome your ideas, questions, and comments!