John Dankosky

WNPR Hartford

John Dankosky appears in the following:

Shellfish Deaths, Chemical Safety, Humpback Songs

Friday, July 23, 2021

Experts estimate over a billion sea creatures were scorched during the Pacific Northwest’s record-breaking heat wave. Plus, whistleblowers allege “atmosphere of fear” at the EPA. 

Science Friday 2021-07-23

Friday, July 23, 2021


Songbird Mystery, Sweat, Betelgeuse

Friday, July 16, 2021

A mystery illness is affecting American songbirds. Plus, why our sweat is useful and even worth celebrating. And what might be behind the dimming of the red giant star Betelgeuse.

Alzheimer’s Treatment Controversy, Science Mistakes, Chonky Fish

Friday, June 11, 2021

The FDA approved the first drug for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in almost 20 years. But the benefits of it aren’t clear. Plus, what happens when scientists admit they’re wrong?

Sand Sustainability, Jane Goodall, Morphing Pasta, Cicada Snacks

Friday, May 28, 2021

SciFri Rewind revisits highlights from our first interview with Jane Goodall, primatologist and winner of this year’s Templeton Prize. And how to create origami pasta and cook a cicada.

Viking Metal, Possible Futures, Global Pollination

Friday, April 30, 2021

Futurist, author, and podcaster Rose Eveleth on the slippery nature of predicting what might come next. Plus, a look at the metalwork of the 8th-century Vikings.

The Past And Future Of Plastics Tech

Friday, April 30, 2021

How we make—and dispose of—plastics is an enormous environmental challenge. How can plastic tech be better? Plus, the effect of microplastics on our bodies and planet.

Virtual Disease, Daydreaming, Geoengineering

Friday, March 12, 2021

A new book explores geoengineering as a potential solution to environmental disasters. Plus, what epidemiologists learned from a pandemic in the video game World Of Warcraft. 

Science Books of 2020, ANWR Drilling, Science Diction

Friday, December 11, 2020

Gather round for the best science books you might have missed this year. Plus, the sale of drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been scheduled for January 6.

Vaccination Logistics, Europe’s Green Deal

Friday, December 11, 2020

State and local health departments are preparing to receive the COVID19 vaccine. And one year in, how has Europe’s Green New Deal fared?

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


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.


Science Friday 2020-05-01

Friday, May 01, 2020


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.