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We are SQRadio: two women who produce a weekly science radio show for public radio to promote science, technology and science education through stories that move listeners to action, laud innovators and redefine American heroes.

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Access Utah
3:36 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Sound and Stars on Access Utah Friday

Reflection Nebula vdB
Credit Courtesy of Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona

   The amazing recordist Chris Watson, from Britain, takes us on a sound journey to  Antarctica, where he encounters some of the rarest sounds on Earth.  At 9:30, we visit the Pope's summer home in Italy, to hear about astronomy. 

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Science Questions
3:56 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Dan MacNulty on the Yellowstone Wolf Project Findings Published this Month

A new Utah State University study reveals which traits allow wolves to reproduce successfully. Science Questions producer Elaine Taylor speaks with Professor Dan MacNulty, whose findings were published this month in the Online Journal of Animal Ecology.

Science Questions
2:37 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Utah's Pharmaceutical Industry takes risk on Science Questions Friday

Science Questions profiles leading scientists in Utah’s pharmaceutical industry.  It is a risky business that pays off well when a drug makes it to market but the chances of getting there are slim. 

Science Questions
2:21 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

How Wolves Changed a Man's Life on Science Questions

Science Questions presents current wolf policies across the west and the new book called "Wolfer," a memoir about one man's experience trapping and hunting wolves for the federal government and how it changed his life's direction.   

Science Questions
12:20 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Science Questions Explores Space on Friday

Science Questions guides you through the steps to launch a rocket into outer space with the private aerospace company ATK based in northern Utah.  Then,  Science Questions presents current satellite research and a student driven project in space that was developed at USU's Space Dynamics Lab. 

Science Questions
2:32 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Nasa Gets Tricked on Science Questions

Science questions explores science education through the innovative lens of a Native American scientist named Ed Galindo.  He is infamous for landing his student's high school science project on the international space station.

Science Questions
11:33 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Kip Thorne Talks Black Holes and Stars on Science Questions

At 9:30 science questions profiles physicist Kip Thorne, who grew up in Logan, just below the Utah State University campus.  Thorne's research has focused on gravitation physics and astrophysics with an emphasis on relativistic stars, black holes and gravitational waves.

Science Questions
11:18 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Nature and the Cognitive Brain on Science Questions

Science Questions presents new research at Utah State University on climate change in Utah, a new study on the effects of nature on infants, and then SQ radio presents a story that traces the moon landing to find out about the mysterious "moon tree."  

Science Questions
10:00 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Morals, Farming, and Hydraulic Fracturing on Science Questions

Farmer Mick Luber. Photo by Zack Pontius.

Science Questions profiles two farmers living on opposite sides of the country, but whom are both profoundly impacted by the oil and gas industry. Science Questions goes to the heart of farm land in Ohio and Utah, where natural gas extraction and farming collide. 

Science Questions
12:14 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Ice on Science Questions Friday

 Science Questions profiles the work of paleogeologist Lonnie Thompson, famous for his ice archive and studies of melting glacial ice.