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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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This week on Science on the radio, Dr. Marvin Druger takes a look at fraud. Even the world of science has fallen victim to fraud  from time to time. As far back as 1912 the scientific community has been dealing with the issue of fraud, including an attempt to draw a direct link between apes and humans.

Hear more about the struggle between fraud and scientific discovery with Marvin Druger on this week's science on the Radio.

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.

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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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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger discusses The Rorschach Test. A psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretations.  Dr Druger will discuss how the test came about and specifically how it is scored.

You can hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday AT 8:30PM on WAER.

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We’ve all gazed into the sky to look at the moon, maybe a shooting star, and possibly something we couldn’t quite explain. 

Cheryl Costa has been following U-F-O sightings for years and writes a column for the New Times and a blog.  In 2015 She and her wife Linda Miller Costa cast an eye on actual reports

“We figured let’s crunch the data for New York and it suddenly started revealing patterns that none of the UFO researchers in New York had ever seen before.” 

And then they decided to check out the entire nation…using that big data approach.

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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger addresses the issue of Alzheimer's Disease. You'll found out how the disease was originally discovered, how many people are impacted by the disease in the United States, and newly emerging treatments. 

You can hear Science on the Radio each Wednesday Night at 8:30 on WAER.

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