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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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This week on Science on the Radio Dr. Marvin Druger talks about the former planet known as Pluto. He also takes the time to discuss some newly discovered planets  and the star that they revolve around. Get the inside scoop on these newly discovered planets and space travel, this week during Science on the Radio.

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

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If you've ever wanted to know more about the Armadillo this weeks Science on the Radio is for you. Dr. Marvin Druger explains how the armadillo protects itself from predators, in what part of the world is armadillo a delicacy, and the unique makeup of their internal body temperature. 

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

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  Eighty Syracuse-area middle school students have spent the past week gathering water and soil samples, catching insects, observing fish,  and studying mud boils in Tully to learn more about the Onondaga Lake watershed.  It’s the tenth year of Honeywell's Summer Science Week, which is organized by the Museum of Science and Technology.  Solvay 8th grader Sidney Chafee wants to go into marine biology or a related field.  She enjoyed learning about the restoration of the lake’s wetlands after decades of pollution.

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There’s a place on Syracuse University’s South Campus where biologists are trying to figure out how woody plants behave and work. 

   Associate Professor of Biology Jason Fridley opens the gate into a garden plot that looks more like overgrown brush under a shade cloth.  It’s actually an outdoor lab for native and non-native plants.

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  A giant helium balloon was launched from the SUNY E-S-F campus at the end of April. It was unknown if the attached pay-loader, with a computer, camera and science experiments inside, would ever be found.  That's until a hiker came across the module in a swamp near Cortland.  

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