science

Looking Up
1:31 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Astronomer Michael Sitko from UC

In this month’s Looking Up, Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory welcomes in Michael Sitko, a professor of physics at the University of Cincinnati who teaches astronomy and has a special interest in the process of planet formation.

Field Notes
1:31 am
Fri May 24, 2013

"Last Ape Standing" from science writer Chip Walter

Scientists have determined that at least 27 different species of humans have evolved on planet Earth, yet only one still survives. Why are we still here and our 26 predecessors aren’t? In his fascinating new book, Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived, acclaimed science writer Chip Walter attempts to answer that question as he discusses with Thane Maynard in this week’s Field Notes.

Looking Up with Dean Regas
12:31 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Ira Flatow from "Science Friday"

Ira Flatow is the longtime host of NPR’s Science Friday, which airs at 2:00 every Friday afternoon on WVXU. He takes a few minutes to join our Dean Regas for this edition of Looking Up. He talks about how Science Friday got started, where his love of science came from, and what he hopes listeners take away from each broadcast.


Field Notes with Thane Maynard
12:31 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Dr. Ian Tattersall - American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Ian Tattersall

Dr. Ian Tattersall is currently Curator Emeritus in the Division of Anthropology of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He is working on a project to document the major fossils in the human fossil record. He takes a few minutes away from his work to join Thane Maynard to discuss this project as well as his long-standing work on the science of what makes us human.


Looking Up with Dean Regas
12:31 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Alan Alda asks "What is Time?"

Award-winning actor and director Alan Alda has a passion for science, and more specifically, how to help scientists better communicate with students and the public of all ages. He founded the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University for this reason, and created a yearly contest where scientists are asked to explain a concept so that an 11 year old can understand it. The Flame Challenge is judged by thousands of 11 year olds, and this year’s topic is What is Time? Alan Alda spent a few minutes on the phone with Dean Regas talking about how his love of science began, and his goals for this contest, in this month’s Looking Up.


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