KVMR Evening New Tuesday July 12th

July 12, 2011 by News

KVMR Evening New Tuesday July 12th

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Arsenic-Eating Bacteria - Update on a Skeptic's View - Rosie Redfield

July 12, 2011 by Stahler

Arsenic is toxic to most life, for a number of reasons. When a NASA-funded scientist announced discovery of bacteria in Mono Lake that not only eat arsenic, but may use it to build their DNA, many scientists were skeptical. I spoke on-air with one skeptic, microbiologist Rosie Redfield, of the University of British Columbia when the announcement was made, and spoke with her again recently, for an update on her work-in-progress, investigating the claim by growing the bugs herself.

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Climate Modeling - Reto Knutti - 12 July, 2011

July 12, 2011 by Stahler

I spoke with Prof. Reto Knutti, of the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (Zurich), about modeling the climate in a computer, and about a paper he’s just published, in which his model was fed some rather extreme estimates for the planet’s future population and energy use. Aired on Soundings, 11 July 2011.

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Reto Knutti's web page
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