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 - Volcanoes prompt a big move

Nov 24, 2020

Scientists show what can happen following a major volcanic eruption. It's time for the Science Digest with Vince Gutschick.

The Science Digest - how Kermit got his skin tone

Nov 17, 2020
www.usgs.gov - green tree frog

Why are frogs green? And how can they survive that way??? Here’s Vince Gutschick with the Science Digest.

The Science Digest - seismologists "hear" the pandemic

Nov 10, 2020
J.K. Nakata, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.

Seismometers record a lot more than earthquakes. The silence once the pandemic began was deafening. Vince Gutschick has more in the week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - asteroid's perfect timing

Nov 3, 2020
www.nasa.gov

Thank your lucky….asteroids??? In this week’s Science Digest, Vince Gutschick explains how an asteroid’s perfect timing helped set the stage for humans on Earth.

The Science Digest - losing sight of numbers

Oct 27, 2020

A rare condition causes a scientist to lose sight of numbers. Vince Gutschick explains in this week's Science Digest.


The Science Digest - carbon emissions

Oct 20, 2020
Four Corners Power Plant. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight and San Juan Citizens Alliance

Vince Gutschick discusses the wide-ranging effect of carbon emissions.

The Science Digest - Fish Fingers

Oct 13, 2020
Niangua Darter Fish www.fws.gov

Something fishy in evolution - Vince Gutschick explains.

The Science Digest - renewable energy

Oct 6, 2020
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Vince Gutschick explores the sources of renewable energy in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - the fungus among us

Sep 29, 2020

In this week’s Science Digest, Vince Gutschick puts the FUN in FUNGUS!

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 - 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.

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