Perpetual Notion Machine
Philosophy has been around for centuries, at least as far back as the Greeks like Socrates and Aristotle. Back then, and even today, philosophy is about knowledge and wisdom, trying to understand the reality, nature, all around us. That’s pretty much the same as science. But in the 17th century, science became its own area […]
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we revisit some of the research and the potential of stem cells. Some of our listeners may remember when UW-Madison’s James Thomson was the first to isolate and grow embryonic stem cells. And from there, stem cell research took off! Stem cells had a lot of hype […]
PNM nerds Kevin Lauterjung, Kelly Schwartz, Ary Clarke, Matt Blackburn spin some news tracks and ask each other about ancient drugs, synthetic life, research misconduct, and other quarky things.
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we learn about the nature of Darwin’s theory of evolution, you know, the biological processes of natural selection to improve a species survival. But our guest, David Sloan Wilson, expands that theory more broadly to everything associated with the words “human,” “culture,” and “policy,” to what he […]
Most of the Perpetual Notion Machine’s listeners probably know that Earth Day, April 22, has come and gone with very little fanfare. But the purpose of Earth Day is no different now than when it was first created by Wisconsin’s own Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, to raise awareness of the threats to our natural […]
In an era of alternative facts, reliable information is needed now more than ever. And with our increasingly tech-driven world, sometimes science reporting isn’t spot on, so is the solution, then, in how scientists broadcast their own data? On this edition of Perpetual Notion Machine, Kevin Lauterjung chats with Alex DeHaven (Policy Analyst at the […]