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...
Harmony is Math
Why a song sounds "good" can be boiled down to math. In this episode of WGLT's Science Show Uncommon Knowledge, Jay Ansher and Janet Moore, with the help of a professor in Illinois State University's School Of Music, explain the connection between...
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.
Bone and Muscle Loss in Space
It's an easy weight loss program. All you have to do is live. In space. Jay and Janet explain the effects of weightlessness on the body in this edition of Uncommon Knowledge.
Which pollutes more? A 1950's era car parked and not running or a modern car zipping down the highway? Think before answering or listen to this episode of Uncommon Knowledge with Jay Ansher and Janet Moore.
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.
What goes up, must come down. In an airplane, it's all about HOW the aircraft comes down. Janet Moore with ISU's University College and Jay Ansher with the ISU Physics Department explain the difference between an airplane stall and an engine failure ....
It's a classic theory that most of us have a hard time wrapping our heads around. Jay and Janet get some help from ISU's Physics Department to help explain how Schroedinger's Cat can be both dead and alive. At the same time.
Alzheimer’s Awareness Day is June 21st. In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Jay and Janet explain memory and the social and emotional effects of this memory-robbing disease.
Mountain Dew Glow Stick
There are a lot of videos on You Tube showing how to make a glow stick out of simple ingredients and a soft drink. Jay and Janet have their doubts. Get the facts during our science show, Uncommon Knowledge.
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.
Lux VS Lumens
In this episode of GLT's science show Uncommon Knowledge, listen as Jay and Janet use selecting the right bike light to explain two different measurements of light: lux and lumens.
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