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. 

It might not be the best mealtime discussion but, ulcers are sores that can occur in a variety of places. While we've all probably heard about individuals suffering from an ulcer, could you explain what happens to cause them? Never fear, Dr. Marvin Druger will discuss the two main causes of an ulcer this week on Science on the Radio.

You'll also learn about the best ways to treat an ulcer, along with some preventive measures that you can take.


No one would argue that a starfish or a goldfish represents a pictue of superiority, but when it comes to the regenerative process, they have us beat. A starfish can regrow an arm if one is cut off. If the optical nerve of a goldfish is damaged the goldfish will generate a new working nerve.

Things are not as simple for humans when it comes to the regenerative process. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the human body and it's ability to heal wounds. 


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You might often think of it as simply seaweed, but truth be told it's much more than just seaweed. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr Marvin Druger talks about algae. If you've ever gone swimming in some of the less desirable areas then you've probably encountered it a time or two.

Some forms of algae can produce chemicals that are toxic to humans and animals.  Dr. Druger explains more specifically where algae is typically found and side effects to being exposed to it's toxic chemicals.


If a city was under seige it could assemble an army and if needed they could even build a wall. If someone broke into your home you could most likely find a number of ways to defend yourself. But what about Plants? 

This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger will talk about the way that plants can defend themselves. He'll also discuss what excatly it is that's doing the attacking. 


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Have you ever used the phrase, "our home is your home"? Well for this week's subject of Science on the Radio that invitation need not apply. Dr. Marvin Druger is going to educate us on the small but potentially troublesome pantry moth.

Where do these moths tends to gather? What's the best way to get rid of them? And perhaps most importantly, how you can prevent them from returning? Those answers and more coming up this week on Science on the Radio.


The search for the man believed to be the 'father of medicine' dates back to 5th century BC with a man named Hippocartes. His theories include what inbalances cause indiviudals to develop certain illnesses. He also was the first to theorize that diseases were caused naturally and not supernaturally.

Dr. Marvin Druger explores the man known as the father of mediicne this week on Science on the Radio.


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Pickleball. It's not Badminton, Tennis or Table Tennis. But, truth be told it's some combination of the three. This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger attempts to enlighten us on this sport that offers an alternative activity for those seeking physical activity. Where did it orgininate and how long has it been around? Find asnwers for those questions and more this week with Sceicne on the Radio.


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SpaceX is an aerospace manufacturer and space transportation service company that has been in the headlines the last few years. Founded by businessman and investor Elon Musk, the company recently designed and launched the world's heaviest rocket. 

This week Science on the Radio with Dr Marvin Druger talks about the design of the rocket along with it's purpose and how it compares to other leading rockets.


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What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word evolution? For most of us it's probably the name of well known naturalist Charles Darwin. And it would be correct to attribute some of the credit to Darwin. But, it would be incorrect to credit Darwin alone. Dr. Marvin Druger explains how the theory came to be this week on Science on the Radio


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When you get a scrape or a cut you first instinct might be to apply a band aid to help the healing. But, have you ever thought about the invention of the band aid? Who created it? What was the incident that inspired it's creation and eventual distribution? This week on Science on the Radio, Dr Marvin Druger will answer these questions and more. 


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