Marvin Druger


The journeys of Apollo 11, 12, 14, and 15 are all chronicled for their successful missions to the moon. But, as the Tom Hanks staring film Apollo 13 reminds us, there was another mission that wasn't quite as successful and in fact it was nearly an utter disaster.

This week on Science on the Radio, Dr. Marvin Druger tells us who was a part of Apollo 13, what went wrong, and what did we learn from this mission?

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It may not carry the same name recognition associated with trees like Pine, Elm, or Maple, but the Ash Tree is quite popular among landscapers or simply those seeking shade. And while you might not be aware of it, they come in a number of shapes and sizes with a unique branch layout.

Dr. Marvin Druger will get to the root of what makes the Ash Tree special, this week on Science on the Radio.

Each year there are numerous strides made in the scientific arena. 2018 specially, was an exceptional year for space exploration. And at a time when many of us are still writing '2018' on our checks, Dr. Marvin Druger will look back at some of the scientific headlines from the past year. 

Space craft landings,  test satellites and a telescope that surpasses the famed Hubble telescope. All that and more this week on Science on the Radio.

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.


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.