SciWorks Radio, a joint creation of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, is a fun and informative look at the role science plays in our lives. In this weekly module, we'll explore everything from regional geology to regenerative medicine, and more. To learn more about SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, Inc., visit their website.
12:00pm Mar 10, 2017Science Science
Rhodium, a metal made inside of a star billions of years ago, may help feed a growing population here on Earth, while helping to slow or reverse climate change in the process! And it’s all kind of by accident.
1:00pm Mar 03, 2017Science Science
Recently, seven rocky, Earth-like planets were discovered orbiting a nearby star adding to a catalog of 3,500 known extrasolar or exoplanets. Find out how we find planets like these, and what's so cool about them.
1:01pm Feb 24, 2017Science Science
North Carolina Candid Critters is on a mission to fill in the gaps in our wildlife knowledge. Strap on your science sealbelt, because they want your help!
1:00pm Feb 17, 2017Science Science
Researchers from Duke university are learning that female beauty in the animal world may be less about mating, and more about survival.
2:47pm Feb 10, 2017Science Science
February 12th is Darwin Day, an international, annual celebration commemorating the birthday of Charles Darwin, the English naturalist and geologist made famous for his theory of evolution by natural selection. We’ve all heard of Darwin, but what do we know about him?
1:00pm Feb 03, 2017Science Science
According to a Duke University study, we will need to see a tenfold increase in the the use of green technology in order to meet Paris Agreement goals.
9:12am Jan 27, 2017Science Science
Find out more about the future of manned missions to the moon.
1:00pm Jan 20, 2017Science Science
www.wfdd.org/story/virus-kills-cancerA team of biomedical engineers, including Duke University Pratt School of Engineering’s Dean, Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, has programmed Salmonella bacteria to seek and destroy brain cancer.
9:55am Jan 13, 2017Science Science
Unusual galaxies can challenge our understanding of the universe. They're also, generally, pretty cool and exciting.
1:00pm Jan 06, 2017Science Science
If you're a crayfish, North Carolina is where it’s at. In general, the state is among the most biologically-diverse for several reasons. Additionally, there are a couple of thoughts as to why we live in the Mudbug Mecca. In a way, crayfish are islands unto themselves. Most species carry with them Branchiobdellida, a species of worm that live life on the clawed critter.
12:00pm Dec 30, 2016Science Science
You are you because of a unique combination of your parents’ genes, coded into the strands of DNA molecules, coiled tightly around an “X-shaped” structure. This is a chromosome, and you have 23 pairs of them, deep down in the nucleus of all 37 trillion cells in your body.
Dr. Beth Sullivan, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University, studies chromosome rearrangements in her lab and how they may cause disease.
10:00am Dec 23, 2016Science Science
An Appalachian State University professor has used an unusual and elusive fossil to learn important facts about the geological history of our region.
1:00pm Dec 16, 2016Science Science
Most of us with brains understand that our body is controlled by the noodle in our noggin. Through the sciences, we know how the heart works to pump blood and how our digestive system processes food. But we still don't understand, on many basic levels, how the brain itself works.