Dec 10, 2019
You need lots of things to produce a good wine, such as favorable weather and a skilled winemaker. But before anything else, you have to start with good dirt. In this episode, geologist Dr. Scott Burns describes how soil can be a big factor in wine quality. Listen as he talks lovingly about wine grown in his home region...
Nov 19, 2019
What do poop transplants, human donuts, and ecosystems have in common? Listen as Dr. Andrea McBeth, co-founder and CEO of Flora Medicine, talks all about all the microbes in a healthy human gut, and also describes some creative ways to treat our guts when things go horribly wrong. Tune in for the scoop on poop.
Nov 4, 2019
Do you like to eat, drink, wear clothes, have medicines, and breathe oxygen? If so, thank plants!
Listen as Keith Duncan from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center describes how to use X-rays to study plants so we can grow more of them on less land, with less water and fewer pesticides or fertilizers.
Oct 17, 2019
Neuroscientist Adie Wilson-Poe, PhD, talks about exciting
research into how cannabis can be used alongside or in place of
opioids to manage long-term pain and addiction.
This is a recording of the talk The Role of Cannabis in the Opioid Crisis and was recorded at the Kiggins Theatre in March 2019.
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Oct 7, 2019
It's October, so it's time for some spooky tales of
how Science is Stranger Than Fiction: Death and
the Afterlife with Dr. Leslie New from WSU
Content warning: lots of discussion of dead bodies, murder, trepanning (pre-historic brain surgery), anatomical models, mummies, grave robbing, books made of human...