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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.

If you've listened to Science on the Radio before, you've probably heard Dr Marvin Druger discuss Gravitational Waves. Prior to today that discussion has primarily been focused on the science behind how the waves work. But today Dr. Druger will identify the key figures involved in the discovery of gravitational waves.

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It's another exploration into the final frontier with Marvin Druger this week on Science on the Radio. Nearly three decades ago The Hubbel Telescope was launched into space and since that time has been a vital tool for research.

Coming in March of 2021, The James Web Telescope will be launched. What's so special about this shiny new toy ? Find out this week on Science 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.


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.