KRWG

The Science Digest

Tuesdays at 8:45am

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 - too much of a good thing

Jul 20, 2021

Trees like CO2 but they can get too much of a good thing. Vince Gutschick explains in this week's segment.

The Science Digest - Moms' Mitochondria

Jul 20, 2021

Vince Gutschick explains moms' mitochondria in this week's episode.

The Science Digest - reefs come and go

Jul 20, 2021

Coral reefs come and go. Vince Gutschick explains in this week's segment.

The Science Digest - Lightning

Jun 29, 2021
City of Las Cruces

In this week’s Science Digest, Vince Gutschick explains what lightning may have contributed to early life on Earth.

The Science Digest - Staying Cool

Jun 22, 2021

Could science one day help us stay cooler – even during the hottest days? Vince Gutschick explains how it might in this week’s segment.

The Science Digest - Mars

Jun 15, 2021

Mars is weird. Vince Gutschick explains in this week's segment.

The Science Digest - Stress

Jun 8, 2021

In this week's segment, Vince Gutschick explains why sometimes stress is good for you. 

The Science Digest - Eagle Deaths

Jun 1, 2021
www.fs.usda.gov

An investigation into mysterious eagle deaths leads right back to mankind. Vince Gutschick explains in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Neutrons

May 25, 2021

This week in the Science Digest, Vince Gutschick is doing the “neutron dance”.

The Science Digest - Giraffes

May 18, 2021

Giraffes just don’t smell like they used to – but they still see pretty well. Vince Gutschick has more on this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Fun with Gallium

May 11, 2021
National Science Foundation

Get some gallium! It’ll be fun! That’s what Vince Gutschick says in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Fetal Hemoglobin

May 4, 2021
New Mexico Health and Human Services Dept.

What does a human fetus have in common with a goose at a high altitude? Vince Gutschick tells us in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Looking for "Skymarks"

Apr 27, 2021
www.nasa.gov - Pluto

Finding "skymarks" to lead to Pluto and beyond.

The Science Digest - Migrating to Extinction

Apr 20, 2021
www.nasa.gov - warming seas

When creatures move away from hotter water, they could migrate to extinction. Vince Gutschick explains.

The Science Digest - Equator Weight

Apr 13, 2021
www.nasa.gov

Wanna weigh less? Move to the equator! Vince Gutschick explains in this week's episode.

The Science Digest - Black Holes

Apr 6, 2021
www.nasa.gov - Alain Riazuelo, computer-generated image

Vince Gutschick explores black holes, infinite density and some heavy math in this week's episode.

The Science Digest - Danuvius Guggenmosi

Mar 30, 2021
Smithsonian Institute - illustration by Velizar Simeonovski

Vince Gutschick introduces us to Danuvius Guggenmosi and what it means to evolution. 

The Science Digest - Tipping Points in Climate Change

Mar 23, 2021

Vince Gutschick discusses some places in the world that have already reached a tipping point in climate change.

The Science Digest - Schools and COVID-19

Mar 16, 2021

Vince Gutschick takes a look at the science of schools and COVID that's been done over the last year.


The Science Digest - Measles and Immunity

Mar 9, 2021
www.cdc.gov - measles patient

Vince Gutschick explains what a measles comeback could mean for our immune systems.

The Science Digest - AI Pricing

Mar 2, 2021

Vince Gutschick examines artificial intelligence and price fixing.


The Science Digest - Lost Works of Genius

Feb 23, 2021
www.artsci.uc.edu - Charles H. Turner

This week, Vince Gutschick talks about how racism and sexism have hampered scientific progress in The Science Digest.

The Science Digest - History of Ammonium Nitrate

Feb 16, 2021

Vince Gutschick explains how the pursuit of weapons in WWI led to being able to feed a third of the world’s population today. 

The Science Digest - Adios Arecibo

Feb 9, 2021

Arecibo was ground-breaking – in more ways than one. Vince Gutschick explains in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Agriculture and Climate

Feb 2, 2021
Courtesy: USDA

Vince Gutschick discusses the relationship between agriculture and climate change.


The Science Digest - planet size matters

Jan 26, 2021

When it comes to the possibility of habitable planets in the universe, Vince Gutschick says, size matters.

The Science Digest - how we hear

Jan 19, 2021

This week on the Science Digest, Vince Gutschick explores the science of sound and how we hear it.

The Science Digest - the evolution of speech

Jan 12, 2021

Vince Gutschick looks into the evolution of speech in this week’s Science Digest.


The Science Digest - pros and cons of power

Jan 5, 2021
www.nps.gov - Old Faithful Geyser

All Power sources have pros and cons. Vince Gutschick explains in this week’s Science Digest.


The Science Digest - Surprises of the Milky Way

Dec 29, 2020

The Milky Way is full of surprises - Vince Gutschick takes a look at major discoveries and those yet to come.

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