Episode 75

Episode 75 of the Mindcast is now up!

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Show topics: First show in Madison! Embryos created that have three parents, everyone with blue eyes are distant cousins, rail guns not just for fiction anymore – now the US Navy has tested one, orange flavored lollypops for fighting cavitities, and the asteroid 2007 WD5 barely misses Mars, in astronomical terms.

Roundup of the best scientific breakthroughs of 2007, things to look out for in 2008, some yays and woes from President Bush’s proposed science budget, and Canada eliminates a key science advisory position.

Theme = Music from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, by Vangelis, Isao Tomita, and Toru Takemitsu.

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Karl Haro von Mogel

Karl Haro von Mogel serves as BFI’s Director of Science and Media and as Co-Executive Editor of the Biofortified Blog. He has a PhD in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from UW-Madison with a minor in Life Sciences Communication. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar researching citrus genetics at UC Riverside.

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