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Ink from Emissions, Civil War Medicine Today, Cuyahoga River Fire

Constant Wonder
  • Jun 17, 2019 8:00 pm
  • 1:41:11

Capturing Air Pollution to Create Ink Guest: Anirudh Sharma, Co-Founder, Graviky Labs, and creator, Air-Ink Anirudh Sharma captures CO2 emissions from tailpipes and turns it into artists' ink.  Track the Mysterious Great White Shark with Body Cams Guest: Oliver Jewell, marine scientist, spatial ecologist, shark researcher, and PhD candidate, at Murdoch Univesity in Australia This intrepid researcher studies sharks by luring them in and attaching cameras to their fins. What he’s found out could help us better understand the role that great white sharks play in the ocean ecosystems. Because if we lose this threatened species, other species suffer, too. How a Confederate Journal Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria Guest: Cassandra Quave, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health, Emory University, and Curator, Emory University Herbarium When we look back at the medical profession in the 19th Century, the picture we get from literature and history is of a profession often fumbling in the dark. Before the discovery of germ theory, modern hygiene, and antibiotics —doctors were as likely to do you in as save you. But a medical handbook from the Confederate Army might help researchers fight drug-resistant bacteria today.  Remote Island's Biodiversity and Ecosystem Guest: Matteo Garbelotto, Professor, Environmental Sciences and Forest Pathology, and Mycology Lab Director, University of California, Berkeley Moorea, one of the most remote locations in the world, is home to an incredible ecosystem that offers valuable insights into how plant microbes work with and against each other. Cuyahoga River Fire Guest: David Stradling, Professor, History, University of Cincinnati, and co-author, “Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland” From 1868 to 1969, the Cuyahoga River, which cuts through Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames 13 times. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of her last spontaneous combustion. This is a success story.