Science

Schizophrenia is a chronic neurological brain disorder that affects millions of people around the world.

from Life Examined

On the surface, the Galvins were the model American family. Parents Mimi and Don lived in Colorado Springs in the 1950s and 60s and had 12 children, 10 boys and two girls.

from Life Examined

Writer and lecturer Susan Cain explores the evolutionary reasons behind sadness in our lives and how accepting sorrow can lead to greater emotional resilience and creativity.

Bittersweet: Susan Cain on the joy of sweet sorrow

Writer and lecturer Susan Cain explores the evolutionary reasons behind sadness in our lives and how accepting sorrow can lead to greater emotional resilience and creativity.

from Life Examined

Science writer Florence Williams provides a personal and scientific perspective on heartbreak. She says “it’s like a death, but without the body.”

The anatomy of heartbreak

Science writer Florence Williams provides a personal and scientific perspective on heartbreak. She says “it’s like a death, but without the body.”

from Life Examined

Lifelong journalist Joe Lauria joins Robert Scheer to discuss how companies like PayPal, YouTube and Facebook are quashing non-stream reporting and opinions on Ukraine.

No such thing as dissent in the age of big tech

Lifelong journalist Joe Lauria joins Robert Scheer to discuss how companies like PayPal, YouTube and Facebook are quashing non-stream reporting and opinions on Ukraine.

from Scheer Intelligence

Author and journalist Johann Hari on the forces that are stealing our attention and focus, and what we can do individually and collectively to regain our minds.

Interrupted and distracted: Johann Hari wants you to regain your attention

Author and journalist Johann Hari on the forces that are stealing our attention and focus, and what we can do individually and collectively to regain our minds.

from Life Examined

As iconic sports car brands start to pivot to electric models, some drivers are waiting in line for the latest innovations.

Electric Corvette is coming, says General Motors. Car fans are gearing up

As iconic sports car brands start to pivot to electric models, some drivers are waiting in line for the latest innovations.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Professor David Yaden talks about the history of psychedelic-induced altered states of consciousness and how these spiritual and mystical experiences can positively impact well being.

Are psychedelics undergoing a spiritual and therapeutic awakening?

Professor David Yaden talks about the history of psychedelic-induced altered states of consciousness and how these spiritual and mystical experiences can positively impact well being.

from Life Examined

Ketamine, commonly used as an anesthetic and tranquilizer, has gone from club drug to an expensive spa treatment for depression. Could it be the next Prozac?

The nature and potential of ketamine

Ketamine, commonly used as an anesthetic and tranquilizer, has gone from club drug to an expensive spa treatment for depression. Could it be the next Prozac?

from Life Examined

Liz Marshall directed “Meat the Future,” a documentary that follows a former cardiologist and his team to fast track the process of creating real meat in a lab.

Test-tube meat could be the sustainable and ethical way forward

Liz Marshall directed “Meat the Future,” a documentary that follows a former cardiologist and his team to fast track the process of creating real meat in a lab.

from Good Food

More people started gardening and composting during the pandemic, and the state passed a new composting law, which drove up demand for worms.

Need worms for your compost? You’ll have to do some digging

More people started gardening and composting during the pandemic, and the state passed a new composting law, which drove up demand for worms.

from Greater LA

As part of a worldwide campaign calling for stronger action against climate change, four scientists recently chained themselves to a downtown LA building.

Banks are profiting from fossil fuels, public should be mad: Scientist Rebellion

As part of a worldwide campaign calling for stronger action against climate change, four scientists recently chained themselves to a downtown LA building.

from Greater LA

From private yards to public parks, gardeners and landscape designers are trying to “rewild” the land with native plants and creatures, and restore the web of life.

‘Rewilding’ the land brings back birds, bees, butterflies

From private yards to public parks, gardeners and landscape designers are trying to “rewild” the land with native plants and creatures, and restore the web of life.

from Greater LA

Dr. Lucy Jones left behind a gig with the U.S. Geological Survey to devote her energy to fighting climate change. And she’d like to see music play a bigger role in the effort.

US needs anthem for fighting climate change: Dr. Lucy Jones

Dr. Lucy Jones left behind a gig with the U.S. Geological Survey to devote her energy to fighting climate change. And she’d like to see music play a bigger role in the effort.

from KCRW Features

Hawthorne-based SpaceX just sent another rocket to the International Space Station. But for the first time, most of the crew members were private citizens.

Space X flies 3 amateur astronauts to the ISS

Hawthorne-based SpaceX just sent another rocket to the International Space Station. But for the first time, most of the crew members were private citizens.

from Greater LA

COVID cases could rise in CA, as they have on the East Coast. There are good therapeutics here, and indoor air must be as clean as possible, says one doctor.

Why CA is better prepared ahead of potential new COVID surge

COVID cases could rise in CA, as they have on the East Coast. There are good therapeutics here, and indoor air must be as clean as possible, says one doctor.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The aggressive “ankle biter” Aedes aegypti mosquito is now in LA. They carry diseases, and can lay eggs in a space as small as a water-filled bottle cap.

Will genetic modification of mosquitoes take a bite out of insects’ population?

The aggressive “ankle biter” Aedes aegypti mosquito is now in LA. They carry diseases, and can lay eggs in a space as small as a water-filled bottle cap.

from Greater LA

Mifepristone and misoprostol are used to end pregnancies.

Mifepristone, misoprostol: Pills are new targets in abortion fight

Mifepristone and misoprostol are used to end pregnancies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA county’s public health director says while people like complaining about getting another booster, it’s quick and comes with zero to mild side effects.

As BA.2 spreads, how likely will LA reinstate mandates for masks and vax proof?

LA county’s public health director says while people like complaining about getting another booster, it’s quick and comes with zero to mild side effects.

from Greater LA

The western United States is the driest it has been in at least 1200 years. How can California mitigate drought conditions?

CA snowpack is a fraction of what it should be. Expect water restrictions

The western United States is the driest it has been in at least 1200 years. How can California mitigate drought conditions?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand