Fasting, Library of Congress Needs You, Quagga Cure
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 231
- Aug 14, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:41:13 mins
Inspiring Ireland Guest: Brian O’Connell, author, "Brendan O’Regan: Irish Innovator, Visionary, Peacemaker" Duty-free shopping may now be a worldwide, multi-billion-dollar industry, but it began in the mind of one man who was always seeking to lift his fellow Irish out poverty. Fasting for a Longer Life Guest: Valter Longo, Science Director, Valter Longo Foundation; Director, Longevity Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and Director, Oncology and Longevity Program, IFOM, Milan Valter Longo was looking for a way to slow human aging when he found that starving yeast and worms actually made them live longer. He took the lessons learned and is helping humans live longer and healthier lives. Find out why he thinks he'll live to 120! The Library of Congress Needs Your Help! Guests: Victoria Van Hyning, Community Manager, "By the People" crowdsourcing project, Library of Congress; Janice Ruth, Library of Congress Manuscript Division Acting Chief, and curator, "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" exhibition, Library of Congress The Library of Congress needs your help to bring millions of documents online where everyone can search them. The personal correspondence of suffragists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are just waiting to be brought to life! Through their crowdsourcing project, "By the People," the Library of Congress is recruiting volunteers from all over the country to transcribe documents like these. You can sign up to help, right from your home computer: crowd.loc.gov For more information about the "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" exhibition, click here. A Cure in Sight for Invasive Mussels? Guest: Mark C. Belk, Professor of Biology, Brigham Young University, and Editor, "Western North American Naturalist" Scientists have found a way to combat the invasive super-breeding quagga mussels. It's eradicated mussels in one mid-sized American lake. Can it eliminate the pests in the Great Lakes or in the 100-mile-long Lake Powell?