John Dankosky

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John Dankosky appears in the following:

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.’

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?

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.

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.

Levee Wars, New Neurons, Animal Farts

Friday, April 06, 2018

Along the Mississippi River, a war over levees. Plus, do our brains keep growing as we age? And a rousing game of "Does It Fart?"

Celebrating '2001: A Space Odyssey' And Whales

Friday, April 06, 2018

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's science fiction masterpiece, "2001: A Space Odyssey." Plus, how is the Maine lobster industry entangling with endangered whales? 

Connecticut Re-Thinks Its Unequal Schools

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A judge's ruling found that schools in Connecticut fail to provide an adequate education for many of its students, ordering the state to re-think the entire public school system.

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Pennsylvania and Connecticut's Turn to Vote

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pennsylvania and Connecticut are heading to the polls today! Listeners from those states call in for an informal exit poll.


Last Word On The Storm (For Today)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

We'll get an update from Connecticut, from WNYC's Kate Hinds (on transit), and on how you're all doing. 

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