Science on the Radio

Wednesday at 08:30p
  • Hosted by Marvin Druger

How does a ball point pen work? What does science have to do with Valentine's Day? What's different about Einstein's brain? Listeners will learn the answers to these questions and many more when they tune into "Science on the Radio," a 90-second science information segment featuring Marvin Druger, retired chair of the Department of Science Teaching and professor of biology and science education at Syracuse University. 

Each year a series of independant judges select the top 10 innovative life science projects and the winners are published in The Scientist Magazine. One of the projects you'll learn about is the development of a handheld blood testing. What do all these innovations have in common? They all contribute to helping citizen's abilities to live better individual lives. That's this week's Science on the Radio with Dr Marvin Druger.


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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the Sun. You'll hear specific details about our source of light and heat such as how far away from earth is it?  What is the Sun's chemical makeup ? And just how hot is the surface of the Sun?

 

All of that and of course a well-timed joke or two, this week on Science on the Radio. You can hear Science on the Radio Wednesday evenings at 8:35pm on WAER.

 

 

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Sometimes perfectly fine to eat, sometimes dangerous to consume, and often times a tricky pronunciation. That right this week's episode of Science on the Radio with Dr Marvin Druger looks at different kinds of musshrooms.

Dr Druger will let us know how we can distinguish which are safe to eat and which we should avoid.  And if you're on the fence about edible mushrooms, what are the nutritional benefits of eating them? Find out by listening to Science on the Radio.


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Mars, the object of many science fiction writers attention, well know for it's red appearance and of course the topic of conversation this week on Science on the Radio.

Dr Marvin Druger will educate us on a number issues related to Mars including, what is the largest obstacle to colonizing Mars? How close is Mars to the Sun? And where does Mars rank in terms of size? All of that and more flying your way this week with Science on the Radio.


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The pursuit of science is often a lifelong process of learning. But what systems are in place to ensure that those unterested in pursuing a career in science are adequately prepared? This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the available high school science programs preparing young people to pursue a career in Science.

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He's Alive..... That's right Dr. Marvin Druger is alive and well and ready to talk about the scientific aspects of Frankenstein. The 1818 novel by Mary Shelley may be a classic work of fiction but the story itself is rooted in science. We'll dive into the history of the author and how the novel was received at the time of it's publication.

Plus, what can we learn from the fictional experiment of Frankenstein?  That's all coming up this week on Science on the Radio.

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If you've experienced an earthquake then you problem know what's coming when you start to feel that shaking and hear the rumbling.  This week on Science on the Radio, Dr Marvin Druger takes a look at the science behind this natural diaster. 

What areas of the country are most susceptible to earthquakes? What equipment is used to measure the size of an earthquake? And how big would an earthquake need to be for you to actually feel the plates shifting? Hear the answers to those questions and more this week on Science on the Radio.

 

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Particle physics is the branch of physics that studies the nature of the particles that includes matter and radiation. Although the word particle may often refer to various types of very small objects  particle physics often times deals with investigating the irreducibly smallest detectable particles and the fundamental interactions necessary to explain their behavior.

Still a bit confused? Never fear, Dr. Marvin Druger will fill in all the gaps this week on Science on the Radio.

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Glue. It's one of most well know household adhesives. The stuff that no matter how hard you try and hide it, little children will always find it and have a desire to play with it. And while we have all probably used it at one point or another how much do we actually know about it?

Luckily this week on Science on the Radio , Dr. Marvin Druger will fill us in on everything we need need to know about the sticky substance.

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For those who diligently follow the world of science and it's rich history you are probably familiar with Madame Curie. And it just so happens,she's the focus of this week's Science on the radio with Dr. Marvin Druger.

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