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Superheroes of Science

Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Ali Bramson, new professor (this semester!) of Planetary Science in Dept. of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. Ali has always been interested in space and did a variety of undergrad and grad projects. In this interview we discuss ice on Mars, what defines a planet, what types of...


Sep 8, 2020

The flu and COVID-19 are both spread via respiratory droplets. While the science behind hand washing, mask wearing, and social distancing is very effective at preventing both flu and COVID-19, these precautions must be consistent. It only takes one time of forgetting a mask or not washing hands to become exposed to a...


Aug 24, 2020

Clinton Williams from the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture discusses the processes of wastewater treatment and what happens after the water is treated. We discuss how treatment plants work, nitrates, parts per billion, measuring zero, purple pipes, groundwater recharge, and water testing.


Aug 17, 2020

Matt Kasson (Associate Professor) and Brian Lovett (postdoc) are both from West Virginia University and explain what mycology, entomology, and plant pathology are.  They discuss the importance of fungi and how fungi work as decomposers and create things. They create chocolate, antibiotics, breads, beverages, and many...


Aug 10, 2020

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Dr. Emily Hall is a staff scientist and program manager at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Hall explains her involvement with Mote, where she runs both the Ocean Acidification and Chemical and Physical Ecology programs. She discusses how oceans are able to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere,...