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 - 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.

The Science Digest - the migration of the Athabaskan

Dec 22, 2020
www.nativeamericanroots.net

Vince Gutschick tells us how Native Canadians became Native Americans.

The Science Digest - Secrets from WWII

Dec 15, 2020
www.mpmuseum.org - World War II era gas mask

Secrets from WWII with Vince Gutschick.

www.cedargrove.k12.nj.us - Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus breath - in this week's Science Digest with Vince Gutschick.

The Science Digest - Adam and Eve

Dec 1, 2020

Vince Gutschick introduces us to chromosomal Adam and Eve.

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.

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