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Bioethics - Ep. 318

Alta Charo Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School

Professor Alta Charo talks about the controversy behind many scientific research projects in relation to being an ethical yet successful scientist.

Climate Change and Wisconsin Forest Ecosystems - Ep. 315

Sara Hotchkiss, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, UW-Madison
David Mladenoff, Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Continuing the lecture series on climate changes, Sara Hotchkiss and David Mladenoff talk about how these changes are effecting the forest ecosystems of northern Wisconsin.

Science Behind Wisconsin Foods - Ep. 314

Cathy Vrentas Interim Biotechnology Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center and UW-Cooperative Extension

Cathy Vrentas set up a cheese tasting in order to explain the science behind cheese as well as beer.

Wisconsin Wildlife and Climate Change - Ep. 312

Karl Martin, Section Chief, Wildlife and Forestry Research, Wisconsin DNR Michael Meyer, Research Scientist, Wisconsin DNR

Karl Martin and Michael Meyer speak about how Wisconsin's wildlife have responded to the climate changes over the second half of the century. They also give projections on what to expect over the next hundred years in relation to climate changes and the wildlife responses.

Fungi: Good or Bad? - Ep. 316

Mark Staudt PhD Student, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, UW-Madison

PhD student in the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry Mark Staudt discusses the positive and negative side to fungi.

Health Impacts of Climate Change - Ep. 309

Jonathon Patz Professor, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madison

Professor Jonathan Patz discusses the biological changes climate variations bring to the people's health in Wisconsin.

Changes in Wisconsin's Weather Extremes - Ep. 310

Steve Vavrus Senior Scientist, Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison

Steve Vavrus explores the origin of anthropogenic climate changes, the role of clouds in the climate systems, and the impact of weather extremes on human health and infrastructure.

Biophysics and Neuroscience - Ep. 308

Meyer Jackson Professor, Department of Physiology, UW-Madison

Professor Meyer Jackson looks at the intersection between the study of biophysics and neuroscience as an important strategy for problem solving and to understanding how the brain works.

Physics in the Kitchen - Ep. 305

Andrei Varlamov, Director of Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, INFM and Universita 'di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy Maxim Vavilov, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Andrei Varlamov starts by discussing the physics behind how a Thanksgiving turkey is cooked. He points out the chemistry and physics behind simple cooking steps and tasks in the kitchen.

Climate Change and Wisconsin Storm Water - Ep. 304

David Liebl Waste Reduction and Management Specialist, UW-Cooperative Extension

David Liebl is a statewide stormwater specialist who leads outreach education to Wisconsin municipalities for developing stormwater management programs. He talks about situations to be cautious of and future precipitation dilemmas when his work comes in useful.

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