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Nancy Drew, Happy Hollisters, Frankenstein Science, Organoids

Constant Wonder
  • Feb 11, 2020
  • 01:41:13

Nancy Drew Turns 90! Guest: Jennifer Fisher, Nancy Drew consultant and author, "Clues for Real Life: The Classic Wit & Wisdom of Nancy Drew" Nancy Drew, girl detective, is turning 90 years old in April! Find out how the series' first author was a real-life Nancy Drew herself. The Happy Hollisters Guest: Andrew Svenson III, President, The Svenson Group "The Happy Hollister" books were a popular series of children's mysteries in the 1960s, and The Svenson Group is bringing them back for a new generation. Sam Payne Guest: Sam Payne, host, "The Apple Seed," BYUradio Sam Payne shares his childhood attempt at being a hard-boiled detective writer. The Science Behind the First Science-Fiction Novel Guest: Kathryn Harkup, chemist and author, “Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein" The years before Mary Shelley published "Frankenstein" saw huge leaps in our understanding of natural sciences, and many of the most popular experiments, lecturers, and science gossip made its way into Shelley’s famous novel. Kathryn Harkup, a chemist herself, talks about the science fact behind the science fiction. Lab-Grown Organs Guest: Jens Puschhof, PhD candidate, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands Growing organic tissue in the lab helps researchers understand and treat diseases and cancer, and, in an exciting step forward, researchers in the Netherlands recently replicated venomous snake glands. Show More...

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