Breakfast Myth, Making Rain, Pig Brains, Life Chapters
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 156
- Apr 26, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:41:39 mins
Dispelling the Breakfast Myth Monique Trello, Harvard Medical School Of course you know that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” You've heard it a million times. But is it true? Is breakfast even necessary? It turns out that both the cereal industry and the bacon industry helped create the mythos of breakfast. Using Bacteria to Control Ice and Seed Clouds Guest: Valeria Molinero, Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, the University of Utah As the earth warms, scientists are figuring out the perfect recipe to make it rain or snow in areas hit by drought. Right now, we battle over who owns the rivers. Will we soon be battling over who own the clouds? Did Scientists Really Bring Dead Pig Brains Back to Life? Guest: Khara Ramos, Director of the Neuroethics Program at the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health Death is one of the only things in life that we can all count on – once you’re dead, that’s it. But recently news stories excitedly announced that researchers had brought parts of dead pig brains back to life. Did they really? And if so, why? Life Chapters Guest: Kristina Steiner, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Denison University Journals have been an invaluable historical resource for millennia but recent research suggests that recording your life stories has ulterior benefits as well. Find out why writing your own journal should mean more to you than just preserving your legacy.