Science Questions http://upr.org en Science Questions Revisits Austism and Genetics http://upr.org/post/science-questions-revisits-austism-and-genetics <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Today on the program Science Questions presents a two-part program about autism and the brain from cutting edge scientists Temple Grandin and Christopher Badcock. They each approach autism from different disciplines and perspectives and shed new light on the spectrum disorder that is increasingly in the spotlight. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:50:46 +0000 Sheri Quinn 39179 at http://upr.org Science Questions Revisits Austism and Genetics Science Questions Explores Marijuana Policies And Prison Impact http://upr.org/post/science-questions-explores-marijuana-policies-and-prison-impact <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Science Questions, producers Sheri Quinn and </span>Suzi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Montgomery explore marijuana policies and the long-term effects they have had on the U.S prison system...through the lens of theology from writer Reverend Dr. Susan </span>Thistlewaite<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:14:56 +0000 Sheri Quinn 38855 at http://upr.org Science Questions Explores Marijuana Policies And Prison Impact Epigenetics on Friday's Science Questions http://upr.org/post/epigenetics-fridays-science-questions <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Today on the program, Science Questions presents this special on the work of scientist Wolf Reik. He is Professor of Epigenetics at the University of Cambridge and currently&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; font-family: sans-serif;">studies how additional information can be added to the genome&nbsp;through processes called&nbsp;epigenetics.&nbsp;He made key discoveries that are important for mammalian development, physiology, genome reprogramming, and human diseases. Today producer's Sheri Quinn and Suzi Montgomery explore his work and its significance to the expanding field of epigenetics.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:25:55 +0000 Sheri Quinn 38523 at http://upr.org Utah's Geology and Biodynamic Farms on Science Questions http://upr.org/post/utahs-geology-and-biodynamic-farms-science-questions <div><p>Today on the program, we talk to former oil industry geologist Marc Deshowitch about the geology of Utah's national parks and the ancient history of oil. &nbsp;Deshowitch, who is based in St. George, now gives guided tours of Utah's parks and presentations on light pollution and the benefits of preserving our night skies.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:59:47 +0000 Sheri Quinn 38305 at http://upr.org Native American Documentarian Sterlin Harjo On Science Questions http://upr.org/post/native-american-documentarian-sterlin-harjo-science-questions <p>We're taking the science out of SQ Radio program today, and featuring art. Cinematic art to be exact. The Utah Sundance Film Festival begins Jan. 16, and we present filmmaker Sterlin Harjo from Holdenville, Okla.</p><p>In 2006, Harjo was the youngest and first Native American to receive the<a href="http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/" target="_blank"> United States Artist Fellowship</a>.</p><p>Harjo joins SQ Radio to discuss his documentary film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival titled, <a href="http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/14035/this_may_be_the_last_time" target="_blank">"This May Be The Last Time."</a></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:15:55 +0000 Sheri Quinn & Suzy Montgomery 35681 at http://upr.org Native American Documentarian Sterlin Harjo On Science Questions Exploring Fire on Science Questions http://upr.org/post/exploring-fire-science-questions <p>Science Questions explores the phenomena of fire. Sheri Quinn covers two different stories about fire, from two very different people: A scientists and a writer. Tune into to hear how fire changes science, ecosystems and human energy.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:31:42 +0000 Sheri Quinn 32970 at http://upr.org Exploring Fire on Science Questions The Colorado River on Friday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/colorado-river-fridays-access-utah <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Helvetica;">Today on Access <st1:state w:st="on">Utah</st1:state>, </span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial;">Jack Schmidt, professor in <st1:placename w:st="on">Utah</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">State</st1:placetype> <st1:placetype w:st="on">University</st1:placetype>’s Department of Watershed Sciences and head of the U.S. Geological Survey's Grand Canyon Monitoring and <st1:placename w:st="on">Research</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">Center</st1:placetype>, has long studied the <st1:place w:st="on">Colorado River</st1:place>. He's among the team of scientists that designed a series of controlled releases of water from Glen Canyon Dam, starting in 1996, in an effort to restore habitats altered by the use of dams.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family: Arial;color:#222222"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 9pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:#222222">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:27:54 +0000 Sheri Quinn 32629 at http://upr.org The Colorado River on Friday's Access Utah The Paleo Diet Explored on Science Questions http://upr.org/post/paleo-diet-explored-science-questions <p>Science Questions explores the&nbsp;Paleo&nbsp;Diet that has swept the nation in recent years. &nbsp;The diet promotes eating like a hunter gatherer, which means cutting out most breads, dairy and processed foods. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:43:25 +0000 Sheri Quinn 31981 at http://upr.org The Paleo Diet Explored on Science Questions Colorado Floods with Laura Pritchett on Science Questions http://upr.org/post/colorado-floods-laura-pritchett-science-questions <p>Science Questions explores the recent Colorado flood with author Laura Pritchett. &nbsp;She watched and listened to the flood from her Colorado home and observed the aftermath that included thousands of gallons of fracking fluid leaking into the rivers.&nbsp; She recalls her shocking experiences writing about the disaster, after seeing the damage from an airplane.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:59:48 +0000 Sheri Quinn 31672 at http://upr.org Colorado Floods with Laura Pritchett on Science Questions Health and Air Pollution on Friday's Access Utah http://upr.org/post/health-and-air-pollution-fridays-access-utah <p>Cache Valley has some of the worst air in the nation a few days out of the year, typically in the winter time. &nbsp;Even short-term exposure to air pollution can cause long-term health effects according to studies conducted at Utah State University. &nbsp;Today on the program, Utah State University toxicologist Dr. Roger Coloumbe joins us to discuss the Cache Valley air pollution studies and how it impacts our health.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:38:26 +0000 Sheri Quinn 31671 at http://upr.org Health and Air Pollution on Friday's Access Utah