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IceCube: Toward Neutrino Astronomy - Ep. 588

Stefan Westerhoff, an associate professor in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, explains his research in astroparticle physics, a new area of science at the intersection between high-energy particle and astrophysics. Westerhoff is currently a member of the IceCube collaboration. IceCube is a km3 size detector at the South Pole designed to study the origin of high-energy neutrinos.

Japan's Nuclear Disaster: An Update - Ep. 586

Michael Corridini, a professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at UW-Madison, gives an update of the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan, and discusses the future of nuclear power in the United States. Corridini emphasizes the areas of reactor operation, reactor safety, reprocessing, and recycle and risk assessment.

Neuroscience And Public Policy - Ep. 585

Ronald Kalil, Director of Neuroscience and Public Policy, WM Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging, UW Madison, David Weimer, Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, UW Madison, Kimberly Farbota, Student, Neuroscience and Public Policy Program, UW Madison.

Ronald Kalil, David Weimer and Kimberly Farbota discuss the Neuroscience and Public Policy program at UW Madison.

Update on the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - Ep. 581

Harold Tobin, Professor in the Department of Geoscience at UW Madison, explains the basic science behind earthquakes, tectonic forces and tsunamis. Tobin focuses on the March 11, 2010 earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan.

Physics of the Arts - Ep. 600

Clint Sprott, a professor the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, heads up a fast-paced presentation of physics demonstrations chosen to be entertaining as well as educational.

Geological Perspectives on Climate Change - Ep. 579

Todd LaMaskin, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science at UW-Extension, explores the history of paleoclimatology and what geology can tell us about the history of climate on earth.

Personhood & Near-Personhood - Ep. 576

Gary Varner, a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University, discusses the basis of moral status, personhood, and near-personhood, in relation to animal research.

The Physics of Yoga - Ep. 575

James Reardon, Associate Faculty in the Dept. of Physics at UW Madison, puzzles over the yoga phrases: balance, integrity of the pose, work within the pose and the term he finds especially mysterious, press your feet into the floor. He explains their meaning in relationship to the physical concepts of mass, force, and gravity.

The Cotton-Top Tamarin - Ep. 573

Charles Snowdon, a professor in the Psychology Dept. at UW-Madison discusses the habits of the cotton-top tamarin, a South American primate. Snowdon explains his research techniques which include a non-invasive study of the animals.

HIV/AIDS Education Across Uganda - Ep. 570

Melissa Breunig, a student in the Dept. of Genetics at UW-Madison, reports on her recent experience visiting hospitals and health care centers in Uganda. Breunig discusses the ways HIV and AIDS patients are diagnosed, educated and treated in different parts of the country.

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