Crime & Brain Injury, CTE & Contact Sports, Oldest Stardust, Solar Storms
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 360
- Feb 12, 2020 7:00 pm
- 1:40:52 mins
Brain Damage and Criminal Behavior Guest: Kim Gorgens, Professor, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver Traumatic brain injuries are much more common in prison populations than in the population at large. What does this teach us about rehabilitation and recividivism? CTE and Contact Sports Guest: Kevin Bieniek, Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Director, Brain Bank, University of Texas Health, Science Center at San Antonio Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused by repeated brain injury. People often focus on its prevalence in pro-athletes, but new studies show that players of any contact sport are at risk. Stardust Found In an Australian Meteorite Dated Older Than the Solar System Guest: Philipp Heck, Associate Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies, Field Museum of Natural History, and Associate Professor, University of Chicago In a small Australian town in 1969, smelly meteorite fragments fell from the sky. Decades later, researchers discovered that stardust particles within the pieces are older than our solar system. The Apocalypse May Be Just One Sun Flare Away Guest: Paul Sutter, astrophysicist, The Ohio State University, author, and host, "Ask a Spaceman!" YouTube channel and podcast Solar storms can impact our communications, electrical systems, and tech infrastructure, resulting in damages that can take years to recover from--and there’s not much we can do to stop one. Can we prep for a storm from space?