Yule Like This

Yule Like This

Sun, 12/15/2019 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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Enjoy a better holiday through science!

Fir tree needles embedded in carpet are a holiday headache.  Why not decorate a genetically-modified, needle-retaining tree instead?  It’s just another way that science is relevant to the holidays.  We have more.

How about science experiments on fruitcake?  There’s a competition that includes launching it with a pneumatic device, running a heavy electric current though it, or blasting it with a blowtorch.  Meanwhile, physics provides insight into those tricky how-does-he-do-it questions about Santa’s delivery rounds.   

Finally, step away from the relatives and consider the implications of the winter solstice. Yule Like This airs Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.