KRWG

The Science Digest

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KRWG explores the world of science every week with Vince Gutschick, Chair of the Board, Las Cruces Academy lascrucesacademy.org  and New Mexico State University Professor Emeritus, Biology.  Become a member, renew, or make an additional gift now.  Thank you.

The Science Digest - progress in the war on cancer

Sep 22, 2020
NM Department of Health

While life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen, there is progress in the fight against at least one type of cancer – Vince Gutschick explains in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - renewable energy

Sep 15, 2020
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Vince Gutschick explores the sources of renewable energy in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - water usage

Sep 8, 2020

What uses the most water in our desert region? Vince Gutschick breaks it down in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - rain and eruptions

Sep 1, 2020
Kilauea www.usgs.gov

Vince Gutschick explores the relationship between rain and volcanic activity in this week's segment.

The Science Digest - Dolphins don't have cell phones

Aug 25, 2020

Vince Gutschick explains the dry land advantage in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Amyloids, Prions and Memory

Aug 18, 2020
www.cdc.gov

The Science Digest with Vince Gutschick this week explains the link between prions, amyloids and memory, or lack thereof.

The Science Digest - Tech Addiction

Aug 11, 2020

Many of us would admit to being addicted to our technology – and that’s very much by design. Vince Gutschick explains in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Heat-Seeking Mosquitos

Aug 4, 2020
NMSU photo by Darren Phillips/File

With the onset of monsoon season, mosquitoes become a problem. In this week’s Science Digest, Vince Gutschick explains how they evolved to find us.

The Science Digest - Our Brains' Color Balancing Act

Jul 28, 2020
Ailleen Shannon / via city of Las Cruces

In this week’s Science Digest, Vince Gutschick takes a look at our brains’ automatic color-balancing tool.


The Science Digest - Neutrinos

Jul 21, 2020

The role of neutrinos in the meeting of matter and anti-matter is the subject of this week’s Science Digest. Here’s Vince Gutschick.


The Science Digest - The Fastest Reflexes

Jul 14, 2020
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In this week’s Science Digest, Vince Gutschick talks about some of our fastest reflexes and how they protect us.


Science Digest - The Sun's Stability

Jul 7, 2020

Our Sun’s stability is one main reason our world has supported life for hundreds of millions of years. But, will that always be the case? Vince Gutschick takes a look in this week’s Science Digest.


Science Digest - weird science

Jun 30, 2020
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This week, Vince Gutschick says he's weird! It's not what you might think...listen to see if you're weird too.

Science Digest - Dust Older Than Earth

Jun 23, 2020

Listen as Vince Gutschick discusses the age of dust particles found which pre-date Earth itself.


Science Digest - drones

Jun 16, 2020

Vince Gutschick discusses new technology that makes drones less likely to crash.

Science Digest - Katherine Johnson

Jun 9, 2020
www.nasa.gov/Katherine Johnson

In this week's episode, Vince Gutschick remembers Katherine Johnson, "the computer."


Science Digest - the spread of COVID-19

Jun 2, 2020
cdc

This week: Vince Gutschick looks at the value of travel restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Science Digest - What did you say?

May 26, 2020

Vince Gutschick explores the science of age-related hearing loss in this week's segment.

Science Digest - global warming and river flow

May 19, 2020
Colorado River near the Grand Canyon / Goodfreephotos

How global warming is affecting the Colorado River on this week's Science Digest with Vince Gutschick.

Science Digest - enlisting the albatross

May 12, 2020
www.usfws.gov

How can the albatross help in the fight against illegal fishing? Vince Gutschick explains.

Science Digest - A woman with stars in her eyes

May 5, 2020
Cecilia Payne - Smithsonian Institution Archive

Cecilia Payne was instrumental in our understanding of star composition. Vince Gutschick tells us more.

Science Digest - the stealthy, fuzzy moth

Apr 28, 2020
www.nsf.gov

Some moths have built-in anti-detection capabilities, kind of like stealth aircraft. Vince Gutschick explains.

Science Digest - the evolution of COVID-19

Apr 21, 2020
cdc

Vince Gutschick shines some light on the evolution of COVID-19.

Science Digest - electronic insects

Apr 14, 2020
www.nsf.gov

Vince Gutschick talks about insects you can't kill with a flyswatter in this week's episode.


Science Digest - the spread of the coronavirus

Apr 7, 2020
cdc

Vince Gutschick discusses the spread of the novel coronavirus in this week's episode.

Science Digest - relativity examined

Mar 31, 2020

A team of scientists tests Einstein's Theory of Relativity as it pertains to a black hole - Vince explains.

Science Digest - Earth's heat

Mar 24, 2020
National Science foundation

How the heat beneath our feet has shaped our planet and helps us thrive, even if it has caused a bit of chaos over the eons.

Science Digest - Gut health and mental health

Mar 17, 2020
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Your microbiome can have an impact on your mental health. Vince Gutschick explains in this week's segment.

The Science Digest - A different domain of life

Mar 10, 2020

Science Digest - the history of snowball Earth

Mar 3, 2020
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