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Conversations: Deborah Blum, "The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century"

On this edition of Conversations, Deborah Blum talks about her latest book, The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Blum is the director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and editor of Undark magazine.

Conversations: Joan Marie Galat, "Dark Matters: Natures Reaction to Light Pollution"

On this edition of Conversations, Joan Marie Galat talks about her book, Dark Matters: Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution. Galat is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children and adults. Her books for children explore astronomy, ancient myths and legends, history, and nature, in both fiction and non-fiction.


Conversations: Amir Husain, "The Sentient Machine - The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence"

Should we be afraid of AI? As the Founder and CEO of SparkCognition, Amir Husain runs one the country’s leading Artificial Intelligence firms, specializing in cognitive software solutions. On this edition of Conversations, he joins us to talk about The Sentient Machine - The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence.


 

Conversations: Dr. Bethany Ehlmann, "Dr. E's Super Stellar Solar System"

Bethany Ehlmann is a planetary geologist who studies the earth and other planets in the solar system. She is a participating scientist on the NASA Mars Rover Curiosity mission, a research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and an assistant professor of planetary science at CalTech. On this edition of Conversations she joins us to talk about her National Geographic Kid's book, Dr.

Conversations: James Gleick, "Time Travel: A History"

Everyone knows what time is, right? Try explaining it to someone. James Gleik is the best-selling author of several books about science and technology. On this edition of Conversations, he joins me to talk about his latest book Time Travel: A History. He discusses its origins in literature and science, and how thinking about time travel influences our understanding of time itself.


Conversations: Hope Jahren, "Lab Girl"

Hope Jahren has dedicated her life studying trees, flowers, seeds and soil. Among her many accomplishments, Hope Jahren is the recipient of three Fulbright awards and is one of four scientists, and the only woman, to have been awarded both of the Young Investigator Medals given within the Earth Sciences. She currently holds a professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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