Howling at the moon

Conversations in Science went Loony over all things Lunar

Supermoon. Blue moon. Blood moon. Wolf moon. Lunar Eclipse.

The full moons of January 2018 are sending all of use a little loony, howling at the moon. Those of us at Conversations in Science were no different. Jessie and I went a little crazy as we spoke about all things LUNAR.

Do you want to know why the next full moon, due to occur on January 31st, is a Red Blue Moon? Take a listen to this month's episode of Conversations in Science to get the lowdown on all the crazy terms that people have for the moon, and what they really mean.


Looney about Lunar happenings
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, January 8, 2018)

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2017 Conversations in Science Christmas

I swear have I have not been on the eggnog, but I know that Santa can make it around the world to deliver all the presents to the good little boys and girls. Although, I'm not sure that Jessie was entirely convinced. Join me and I try to convince Jessie Sanders (and a special guest) about the science behind my latest Christmas thoughts.


Convo Science Christmas Special
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, December 25, 2017)

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Conversations in Science: Robot Ethics

When I hijacked Jessie's POV, I spoke about Sophia, the robot that was granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia. There was a lot of discussion about various ethical issues surrounding robots. I knew right away it was time to phone a friend.

On this month's episode of Conversations in Science, Jessie and I had a blast talking with Sean Welsh, who is at the forefront of this new field of science that crosses into philosophy. The field is known as Robot Ethics.


The Nuts and Bolts of Robot Ethics
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, December 11, 2017)

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Dimming the Sun: Insanity or Brilliance?

There has been many different solutions to various environmental issues proposed over the years. Some are brilliant (like plastic roads). Others were discounted years ago for a reason, yet they keep coming back to haunt us. The latest proposal from UK scientists probably falls into the latter category.

On this month's episode of Conversations in Science, Jessie and I spoke about how UK scientists want to dim the sun.


Dimming the Sun
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, November 6, 2017)

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We have EMP devices in the driveway.

Sometimes technical glitches happen and technology fails on us. Many have often heard me discuss how wonderful technology is — when it works. Well, that's what happened to this month's episode of Conversations in Science: a technical glitch and it aired a day late. Hence, this blog post is a day late. It's ironic considering the topic for this month's show.

Jessie and I discussed what EMP devices really are and the impact they can have on technology. (Jessie, did you set off the EMP device in your driveway?)


What is an EMP device?
(First aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, January 9, 2017)

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