Science on the Radio

Wednesday at 08:30p
  • Hosted by Marvin Druger

How does a ball point pen work? What does science have to do with Valentine's Day? What's different about Einstein's brain? Listeners will learn the answers to these questions and many more when they tune into "Science on the Radio," a 90-second science information segment featuring Marvin Druger, retired chair of the Department of Science Teaching and professor of biology and science education at Syracuse University. 

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This week on Science on the Radio we take a trip to Brooklyn, New York to examine the legendary Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable/stayed suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges in the United States.

Have you ever wondered how much money it cost to build such a bridge? Or how did they test its safety? Find out this week on Science on the Radio with Dr. Marvin Druger.

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Ever wonder what's the best way to remove a tick safely? Do you know which diseases you may incur if you are bitten by a tick? 

Wonder no longer, this week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger will give you all information you need and a little extra insight into the world of ticks.

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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For the most of us we use the telephone every single day, perhaps more than we even realize. They're mobile, light weight and can function as miniature computer at times. But, it wasn't always that way.

This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger discusses the telephone. From its invention to widespread use and finally to where we are today.

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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Cholesterol, it's something most of feel we are battling our entire lives. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol but the balancing of those two is a tricky equation to solve. This week on Science on the radio Dr. Marvin Druger looks at Statins, the medication that helps try to limit the bad cholesterol while maintaining the good.

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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2015 was a big year for Gravitational Waves as they were detected, confirming Albert Einsteins prediction that they existed back in 1916. If you've ever seen a ripple on a wave of water then you've witnessed Gravitational Waves.  What causes these waves? That's the topic of Science on the Radio this week, as Dr. Marvin Drugers take us on another exploration of knowledge.

Also this week you'll hear how the waves were detected and what that means for future scientific studies.

You can hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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This week on Science on the Radio, Dr Marvin Druger takes a dip into the world of Dolphins. Largely regarded as one of the smartest marine mammals in the world, Dr Druger will examine the unique way that Dolphins communicate.  We'll also examine the Dolphin family tree, letting you know what other animals they're related to and which is the most popular dolphin. That's all coming up this week on Science on the Radio

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

Did you know that the passenger pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America at one time with over five billion birds at it's population peak? This week on Science on the Radio Dr Marvin Druger will not only discuss the rise of this one-time popular bird but also ultimately it's fall.

Also, listen this week to hear about some theories on ways to restore the Passenger Pigeon to existence. 

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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger discusses marijuana. You won't hear a debate whether to legalize the drug or not. What you will hear is a description of what makes up the controversial plant. You'll also hear about the potential use of medicinal marijuana.

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday night at 8:35.

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Are you feeling hot today? No, not because of the Summer weather but rather the Global Surface Temperature. That's the topic of conversation this week on Science on the Radio with your host Dr. Marvin Druger. What contributes to the steady rise of our average global surface temperature? And what roles does El Nino play in all of this? Find out this week on Science on the Radio.

Hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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Many of us recognize the image of three-dimensional DNA when we see it, but how much do we actually know about its discovery? Who deciphered it? When was it is discovered? And what are the components that make up the three-dimensional image that we have come to recognize?  Wonder no more, Dr. Marvin Druger has the answers this week on Science on the Radio.

You can hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:35 on WAER.

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