science

The Zine
11:49 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Near-Earth Objects: Danger and Opportunity

Artist depiction of a massive asteroid hitting Earth.

Near-Earth objects are asteroids or comets whose orbit intersects Earth's and which may pose a collision danger. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Ray Williamson, an astronomer and the former director of the Secure World Foundation, about what scientists are doing to better detect which near-Earth objects may collide with our planet, what danger these objects pose to us, and how we may be able to keep these ever-present threats from hitting Earth.

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Secure World Foundation website: swfound.org

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The Zine
10:04 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Using Archaeology To Tackle Today's Problems

Credit Çatalhöyük / Creative Commons

Archaeology is a science that most of us consider as a way to perceive the distant past, with little application to today's problems. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Wolverton, Associate Professor in Archaeology at the University of North Texas, who uses data from ancient and modern sources in an attempt to shed new light on contemporary environmental and social issues.

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The Zine
9:39 am
Thu February 27, 2014

The Discovery Pool Research Grant Program

Credit Beau Rogers / Creative Commons

The Discovery Pool research grant program, established by the Canyonlands Natural History Association, provides funding for research partnerships between scientists and federal land management agencies in southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Fred Blackburn, the chair of the Canyonlands Natural History Association, about what kinds of research the program is funding, and how these grants foster understanding of the intricate cultural and natural resources of our public lands.

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