The world around us is an amazing place, filled with beauty… And with science. But let’s face it, sometimes the science can be so confusing that it takes a PhD to understand it. Well, you’re in luck. I just happen to have a PhD. Come and take a seat. Perhaps I can explain the world around us in a way we all can understand.
Welcome to Conversations in Science. I’m Dr Judy L Mohr.
Call me Doc.
Conversations in Science airs on KLRNRadio on the first Monday of every month at 7pm EST (currently equates to the first Tuesday of every month at 1pm for those in New Zealand). If you miss it, that's okay. It's downloadable. Links to the episodes are found below.
Also check out the special video series of Conversations in Science: Experiments with Kids.
Recent Science Blog Posts
As much as I hate to admit it, not all science is intended to make things better. Sometimes science is used for war.
In this month’s episode of Conversations in Science, Jessie and I spoke with Dave Brewer, an active serviceman, about the training that the US military gives their soldiers, so they can better prepare themselves against some of the most frightening things that science has to offer: weapons of mass destruction.
Please be advised that this particular episode contains some material that might not be suitable for younger audiences. Parental guidance is advised.
Within New Zealand, June provides the perfect opportunity for astronomers to get out into the community and spark the astronomy bug in children. Not only are we currently in winter, experiencing sunset really early — 6pm in some parts of the country and earlier in the far south — but it is also the Maori New Year, or Matariki as it is called, a time of the year that is marked by the dawn rising of the Pleiades Cluster.
Every year, I get asked by at least one of the local scout groups to introduce the kids to some of the concepts behind astronomy. This month’s show of Conversations in Science was all about some of the tactics that I use to explain eclipses, seasons, and our place in the galaxy.
Well, the latest episode of Conversations in Science has now aired, and it was LIVE. OMG, I can’t believe I even agreed to doing that. I felt like I was constantly rambling — but what’s done is done. This month’s topic: The Science March, Scientist and the True Pursuit of Knowledge.