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The International Year of Astronomy - Ep. 285

Jim Lattis, Director, Space Place, UW-Madison

Jim Lattis invites you to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. He talks about the difference between Classic and Modern Astronomy, how everyday life has changed over the centuries and how Astronomy connects the world.

Recent Evidence of Wisconsin Climate Change - Ep. 283

Chris Kucharik, Assistant Professor, Agronomy and Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madison

In the third seminar of the Bracing for Impact Climate Change Adaptation in Wisconsin Seminar Series, Chris Kucharik talks about the causes of and technology used to measure climate changes.

Tracing the Genetic Roots of the Modern Potato - Ep. 282

David Spooner, a professor in the Department of Horticulture at UW-Madison, talks about major discoveries with cultivated and wild potatoes: species diversity, where they grow, their classifications, and the origins of the first cultivated potatoes.

Chasing the Ghost Birds - Ep. 281

David Sakrison, Author

David Sakrison discusses his latest book about birds.

Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology - Ep. 279

Dietram Scheufele, a professor in Life Sciences Communication and co-leader for the Public Opinion Values and Research Team at the Center for Nanotech and Sociology at UW-Madison, discusses why we are still talking about science and the public, the role of media, and why it is difficult to have informed debates about emerging technologies.

Wisconsin's Future Climate - Ep. 276

Michael Notaro, an associate scientist at the Center for Climatic Research at UW-Madison, talks about global climate change, climate models and the impact on Wisconsin. He discusses the interaction between climate change and the growing season.

Introducing Wisconsin's Initiative on Climate Change...

Dick Lathrop, Research Scientist, Wisconsin DNR

Richard "Dick" Lathrop outlines potential impacts of Wisconsin's changing climate and in general warming of the earth.

Introducing Wisconsin's Initiative on Climate Change...

Dan Vimont, Assistant Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Dan Vimont explains what to expect from climate changes, even as small as two to six degrees. He also covers adaptations to these changes.

Learning and Virtual Worlds: The Education Benefits of...

Constance Steinkuehler, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, UW-Madison

Just what are kids learning from online video games? Teachers, parents, grandparents, and gaming aficionados alike should have an interest in digital learning. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) may be among the most promising new teaching methods.

Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer - Ep. 264

Michael Gould, Professor of Oncology, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison

Breast cancer genetics is the focus of Dr. Gould's laboratory. The goal of the research is to provide a better understanding of the role of modifier genes in breast cancer risk and also provide targets for anti-cancer drug development. Learn about how it's being achieved.

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