Vision in Space
After all of the time spent in space, researchers are still learning new things about the effects of weightlessness on the human body. On the way, during our science show Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet, with the help of a NASA astronaut, explain...
Your friends are probably more popular than you. Coming up during our science show Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet explain the Friendship Paradox.
With 365 days from which to choose, you'd think in a group of a couple of dozen people, it would be unlikely anybody would share a birthday. You'd be wrong. In this episode of GLT's science show, Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet help explain the...
The Geographer in All of Us, Part 3
Imagine planning a trip where the routes and the very terrain changes regularly. During this episode, hear about a trip to the arctic. It's part three of our series with the Illinois Geographic Alliance recognizing National Geography Awareness Week...
The Geographer in All of Us, Part 2
Hear how geography can help enhance your trip to anywhere. It's part two of our series with the Illinois Geographic Alliance recognizing National Geography Awareness Week and this year's theme: The Geographer in All of Us.
The Geographer in All of Us, Part 1
Hear how repeated trips to Puerto Rico turned one couple into more than tourists. It's part one of our series with the Illinois Geographic Alliance recognizing National Geography Awareness Week.
A bright comet will be visible soon and brightest around thanksgiving. Jay Ansher and Janet Moore explain where Comet Ison came from, where it's going and why it may not survive in this episode of Uncommon Knowledge.
In the water you can be wet. Or dry in a dry suit. Or wet in a wet suit. During this episode of our science show, Uncommon Knowledge discover the difference between a wet suit and a dry suit and how a wet suit keeps a swimmer warm.
Each birthday seems to come a little sooner as we get older. There’s a reason for that. During this episode of WGLT's science show Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet explain why "time flies."
Natural disasters are measured. There's a difference between a magnitude 4.2 and a 5.5 earthquake. Or a category 4 and category 5 hurricane. Or an EF-1 and an EF-3 tornado. In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet explain the different...
The word "cold" can reference temperature or it's the word for a minor, but miserable little illness you can catch. But one meaning of the word doesn't have much to do with the other. Jay and Janet explain what causes the common cold, why it's...
2 Cold 2 Snow
Myth or truth? It can get so cold it can't snow. In this episode from last year, Jay and Janet help explain the meteorological truth.
Babies dream. And while we don't know for sure, the dreams are different than adult dreams. In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet, with the help an Illinois State University Associate Professor of Psychology explain what's going on in...
Dry Ice, Part 2
Dry ice behaves on earth a little like it does in space. Learn more about sublimation from an Illinois State University Chemistry Professor and hosts Jay and Janet in this episode of our science show, Uncommon Knowledge.
Dry Ice, Part 1
Dry ice can be loads of fun. It bubbles when dropped into liquid. It produces fog. It's used for special effects. But what is it and why does it produce all of that cool fog. With help from an Illinois State University Chemistry Professor, Jay and...
Interdependence and iPhones
A U.S. company might be responsible for and ultimately selling your smart phone, but it takes a global effort to make it possible. Find out what goes into your iPhone and how many countries it takes to get it in your hands in the 3rd part of a series...
Interdependence and Recycling
The piece of paper you recycle probably won't end back up in the printer as another piece of paper. Chances are the plastic in the water bottle won't hold drinking water again either. Find out what happens to recycled materials and the journey they...
The Interdependence of China and the U.S.
You've heard the phrase...if China sneezes, the U.S. catches a cold. It speaks to the interdependence of the two countries, including trade. Jay and Janet have the first in a month long series on the Geography Awareness Week (11/11-17) theme "Declare...
There's chaos and then there's chaos in the math and science realms. It's a deterministic system, but outcomes can be drastically altered by initial conditions. Jay and Janet help help explain chaos in this episode of Uncommon Knowledge.
Household Hazardous Waste, Pt. 2
De-clutter your house of hazardous materials AND protect groundwater? It sounds too good to be true, but it is! The Ecology Action Center's Household Hazardous Waste Collection is Saturday, September 29th might be the most wonderful time of the year....
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