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  and New Mexico State University Professor Emeritus, Biology.  Become a member, renew, or make an additional gift now.  Thank you.

The Science Digest

Jan 11, 2022

Looking for life on this week's segment. 

The Science Digest

Jan 4, 2022
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research

This week, Vince dives into DNA.

The Science Digest - Making Plastic More Recyclable

Dec 28, 2021

Vince discusses the possibility of more recyclable plastics. 

The Science Digest - Where the Woolly Mammoth Went

Dec 21, 2021
Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain

Vince explains how chemistry helps tell us more about the woolly mammoth.

The Science Digest - Gain of Function Research

Dec 14, 2021
CDC/F.A. Murphy and S. Whitfield

Vince Gutschick explains why scientists would want to create super-pathogens in a lab in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - James Webb Telescope

Dec 7, 2021
NASA/Chris Gunn

A view into the early universe doesn’t come cheap, OR without controversy. Vince Gutschick explains in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Seeing Colors

Nov 30, 2021

Holiday colors like red and green and the science behind our ability to see them.

The Science Digest - Bone Loss

Nov 23, 2021

Understanding bone loss

Science Digest - Climate Court

Nov 16, 2021
Sierra Club

Vince Gutschick says there is a reckoning to be had on climate - in and/or out of court.

The Science Digest - Climate Liability

Nov 16, 2021
Newman Power Plant / Photo by Earthworks

Vince Gutschick explores the legal implications of climate change.

Science Digest - The Lonely Fly

Nov 9, 2021
USDA - Scott Bauer

Lonely flies eat more - Vince explains in this week's segment.

Science Digest - Fire Ages

Nov 2, 2021 Image: luigi diamanti

Fire - it's an Earth thing!

The Science Digest - New Parts

Oct 26, 2021
Vince Gutschick

Vince may be 76, but none of his parts are!

The Science Digest - Warm Otters

Oct 19, 2021

Otters have to dig deep to stay warm.

The Science Digest - Bending Ice

Oct 12, 2021
Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Ludovic Brucker.

Scientists figure out how to bend ice.

The Science Digest - Unintended Consequences

Oct 5, 2021

This week, Vince explores some unintended consequences of scientific advancements.

The Science Digest - Sneezing Cells

Sep 28, 2021
Centers for Disease Control

Vince Gutschick identifies the cells that make us sneeze.

The Science Digest - Natural GPS

Sep 21, 2021
National Park Service

Vince Gutschick explores natural GPS in this week's segment.

The Science Digest - Flying High for climate change

Sep 14, 2021
NASA Earth Observatory

Vince Gutschick explains how flying a little higher might help reduce climate changing contrails.

The Science Digest - too green

Sep 7, 2021 - green tree frog

Sometimes, it ain’t easy being green – especially during a very active monsoon season. To explain, here’s Vince Gutschick with The Science Digest.

The Science Digest

Aug 31, 2021

While the speed of light may be very, very fast, the trip a photon takes takes a very long time. 

The Science Digest - Bird Songs in the Key of "Off"

Aug 24, 2021

Turns out, humans aren’t the only ones who might sing off key – some birds do it too; and the more rare they are, the more likely that is. Vince Gutschick explains in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - The Impact of Bacteria

Aug 17, 2021

It’s not surprising to hear of the drastic role in heating and cooling volcanoes have played over the years – but what about bacteria? Here’s more with Vince Gutschick on The Science Digest.

The Science Digest - Quirky Quarks

Aug 10, 2021

Quarks have their ups and downs – Vince Gutschick explains that and the advantage of the weak nuclear force they have in this week’s Science Digest.

The Science Digest - perfect time

Aug 3, 2021

Vince Gutschick on keeping perfect time

The Science Digest - The Future of Hydrogen Fuel

Jul 27, 2021
U.S. Energy Information Administration

New research on hydrogen fuel inspires promise for the future. Vince Gutschick explains. 

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.