Science Questions

Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

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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Science Questions
4:33 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Fracking: Modern-Day Gold Rush

Science Questions profiles the oil and gas industry, particularly the technique called horizontal hydraulic fracturing. It's like a modern-day gold rush and it is breaking new ground in pockets all over the nation bringing jobs and money to the towns near you.

Science Questions
6:56 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Death from the Skies: an Apocalyptic Science Questions

Get ready for a live Science Questions, when Sheri Quinn learns all about the end of the world from astronomer Phil Plait. Will a coronal mass ejection and solar flares knock out half the Earth's power and leave millions in the cold? Will a huge asteroid strike the Earth and send us the way of the dinosaurs? Perhaps our planet will be sucked into a giant black hole. Scariest of all could be supernovae close enough to cause mass extinction.

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Science Questions
5:45 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Innovative Utah

SQ Radio introduces us to the brand new Molecular Biotechnology Lab on the University of Utah campus, where interdisciplinary research teams will collaborate to advance big areas in science like nanotechnology, renewable energy, early disease detection, and geochemistry.

Then they profile a USTAR - USU Energy Dynamics Lab project called Intuitive Building, where engineers are developing software and devices that essentially decode an office room scene in order to light it based on the occupants' daily patterns and preferences. The wave of the future!

Science Questions
3:29 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Environmental Toxins and Autism

 

Science questions reveals new research on the effects of environmental toxins and autism and the legal and ethical implications of human diseases caused by environmental exposures. 

Science Questions
4:40 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Tracking the Coyote

The clown, the hero, the fool, the sacred one...the coyote plays a number of roles including the most abundant predator in North America. Tracking the coyote takes us on a thorny trail filled with political, ethical and environmental strife that forces us to confront the human struggle for power over nature. Science Questions presents this controversial canine and its perseverance in the West.

Science Questions
3:51 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

The Paleo Diet

Science Questions takes a comprehensive look at what's called the "Paleo Diet", a way of eating that mimics diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors: lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts.

Science Questions
3:38 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Stem Cell Research

Science Questions explores stem cell therapy and its potential to transform the treatment of human disease.  Adult stem cells have been used to treat leukemia since the late 1950s. Among early attempts to do this were several bone marrow transplants conducted in France following a radiation accident.

Science Questions
4:48 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Epigenetics: Part III

Though the field of Epigenetics was conceived in the era of platforms and poly-leisure suits, it has received sparse media attention. And now, scientists are realizing it has the potential to explain A LOT about human disease and evolution particularly, the grey areas where genetics seems to fall short.

Science Questions
9:42 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Epigenetics: Part II

Science Questions presents Part II of the series we started last week about Epigenetics: The New Frontier in Science and Medicine. Today's episode explores current research on the origins of mental illness through the lens of epigenetic science.

Science Questions
5:14 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

The Burgeoning Field of Epigenetics

Science Questions talks to Randy Jirtle, a scientist dedicated to the resurgence of the field of epigenetics and its implications for the future of biology and medicine.

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