John Dankosky

WNPR Hartford

John Dankosky is the host of "Where We Live" and news director at WNPR Hartford.

John Dankosky appears in the following:

COVID In Prisons and How Sperm Swim

Friday, July 31, 2020

The incarcerated population has been battling COVID-19—and the struggle to contain it is highlighting systemic public health issues. Plus, scientists have viewed sperm moving in 3D.

Science In Space, Sports and COVID, Science Diction

Friday, July 31, 2020

Different sports are using combinations of ‘bubbles,’ testing, and quarantine to try to keep the season in play. But will it work? Plus, what can zero gravity reveal about basic biology?

Science Friday 2020-05-08

Friday, May 08, 2020

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Moon Maps, Brain Replay, Contact Tracing

Friday, May 08, 2020

Governments and companies are building digital solutions to trace COVID-19. But experts say human labor and trust is irreplaceable. Plus, how USGS scientists made a new map of the moon.

COVID-19 Inequalities

Friday, May 08, 2020

COVID-19 is taking a toll on Black, Latino, and Native American communities. Why?

Science Friday News Roundup 5/8/20

Friday, May 08, 2020

Why we need to slow down and look carefully at new coronavirus research, plus why so-called ‘murder hornets’ aren’t a reason to panic.

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Science Friday 2020-05-01

Friday, May 01, 2020

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Coronavirus Fact-Check, Poetry of Science, Social Bats

Friday, March 20, 2020

Experiencing COVID-19 overload? Two experts offer clarity on the studies taking over news headlines this week. Plus, Poet Jane Hirshfield takes on crises both biological and human.

Jane Goodall, Coronavirus Update, Science Diction

Friday, March 20, 2020

Jane Goodall reflects on 60 years of research and conservation. Plus, our new Science Diction podcast dives into the origin story of the word ‘vaccine.’

Buttons, Grand Canyon Maps, Mosquitoes

Friday, February 08, 2019

What does our obsession with buttons reveal about our interactions with technology? Plus, we take a look at early exploration of the Grand Canyon, through maps.

Earth’s Core, Govt Data In The Cloud, Book Club

Friday, February 08, 2019

The Earth’s inner core was once liquid and solidified. But that may have happened more recently than we thought. Plus, what's the ethical cost of storing government data in the cloud?

Sleep and the Immune System, Measuring Carbon, Specimens of Hair

Friday, February 01, 2019

Meet the 19th-century lawyer who collected hair from elephant chins, mummies, and presidents. Plus, researchers identified a protein linked to the immune system that induces sleep.

Digital Art, Lava Lab, Desalination

Friday, February 01, 2019

SciFri reflects on the history and future of coding and technology in art. Plus, scientists study searing-hot lava—from a parking lot.

Medical Conflict Of Interest, Saturn’s Rings, Bear Brook Podcast

Friday, January 25, 2019

Dozens of doctors failed to disclose their industry ties to journals. Plus, Saturn’s rings are estimated to have only formed millions of years ago, much younger than the planet itself.

Weather Advances, Listening to Volcanoes, Phragmites

Friday, January 25, 2019

How has weather prediction improved and what challenges do forecasters still face? Plus, researchers are using silent tremors of volcanoes to learn about what’s going on deeper down.

Connecticut Governor’s Race

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

John Dankosky on the gubernatorial race in Connecticut.

Ant Socialization, Smoky Skies, Dust Storm, Mars Lake

Friday, July 27, 2018

Researchers announce a large underground lake on Mars just as the planet gets a close-up. Plus, scientists found a gene that helps determine what ant becomes a queen in a colony.

PFAS, Urban Evolution, Science Diction

Friday, July 27, 2018

Just how and why do city mice and country mice diverge? It’s urban evolution in action. Plus, how biologists turn birds into data in the streets of New York City.

19th-Century Surveyor, News Roundup, Eagles' Nests

Friday, July 06, 2018

How a 19th-century surveyor's view of climate were ahead of his time. Plus, in a national park in Minnesota, protecting a nest of eagles increased the number of breeding pairs of birds.

Jurassic World, Rhino Comeback, Uranus Collision

Friday, July 06, 2018

In Jurassic World 2, dinosaurs are at risk of extinction again. What did paleontologists think of the film? Plus, how the northern white rhino could make a comeback.