space junk

Ep 42: Space Junk, Trash on the Moon, and the Earth’s Copper Ring – with guest Dr. Lisa Ruth Rand

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What happens to old satellites? Or to astronauts’ trash? It turns out that the Earth is surrounded by a sphere of garbage – often referred to as space junk. This consists of everything from bits of frozen coolant, paint flecks, astronauts’ tools, and even a toothbrush. There is no trash collection in space. What happens, […]

Women in Science

Ep. 31: Women in Science – Ruby Payne-Scott – with guest Dr. Miller Goss

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[powerpress] Within the last century, things have changed significantly for women in science.  At the beginning of the 20th century, women rarely were educated in science, and seldom became professional scientists.  Yet there were a few brilliant women who rose to the top.  Today we are discussing one of them – Ruby Payne-Scott. In today’s […]

autism therapy

Ep. 28: Autism Therapy and Zen – with guest Anlor Davin

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[powerpress] Autism hasn’t always been well understood in the community.  In fact, no more than a few decades ago, people were frequently misdiagnosed or even institutionalized.  Today in the podcast, we talk to Anlor Davin.  Anlor has autism, and she discusses her own autism therapy. Anlor grew up in France.  She was not diagnosed with […]

Ep. 13: The Star of Bethlehem – A Real Event? – An Analysis with Dr. Peter Barthel

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We hear it every year around this time – the story of the Nativity.  More specifically, we hear about three wise men, following the star of Bethlehem to bring the newborn Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  But is this story grounded in reality?  Or was it a literary device concocted by Matthew as he wrote […]