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, Scientists and the True Pursuit of Knowledge.
Back in February, I spoke about climate change and global warming on my radio show of Conversations in Science on KLRN Radio. With all the crazy and innovative discussions that have come across my feeds about various environmental issues, I decided to revisit the topic. Check it out.
Regular listeners of Conversations in Science will know that I have a wide breadth of knowledge within the realm of science. Let’s face it, I’m a science geek. However, there are some areas of science where I’m just as much in the dark as those around me. That’s when it’s time to bring in an expert. On this month’s show, I did exactly that.
It was such a pleasure to invite Dan Koboldt to join Jessie and me as we talked about the field of genetics and the genome project. I did have to rein in Jessie’s bizarre questions (something the two of us still laugh about), but I had no idea that the field had progressed to the point it had. It’s not often that I’m left speechless, but Dan succeeded.
Take a listen as Dan explains what a geneticist really does and how our understanding of the human genome had led to amazing advancements in cancer research.
I was joined by my daughter in a fun experiment on how we can measure the speed of light using our microwave.
I used to host a regular podcast called Conversations in Science. The show ended in 2018, but I keep the posts around, because the topics seem to have more importance to today's society than ever before. The last episode of Conversations in Science was a requested topic and given the current escalation of the news about climate change and global warming, I can understand why.
Is all this hoopla about global warming really fake science (alternative facts) or is it real and something we should be worried about? Simple answer: it's all real, but the issues and solutions are far from simple.