Monday, September 20, 2010

Are We Alone News - No new podcasts for a while

I have been informed that due to a recent office move, and several other technical issues there will most likely not be any new Are We Alone podcasts for the next few weeks. 

The next post was supposed to be "What Makes Us Human Part II: Adaptability" which is an encore presentation as were the next few podcasts, but it has yet to be posted.

Check out the Are We Alone
archives for past podcasts to listen to until the new podcasts are posted, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

This notice will be reposted each Monday until the problems are resolved and/or new podcasts are posted.

Cheers ~ Jim Cox

Monday, September 13, 2010

Are We Alone for 09/13/10 - What Makes Us Human Part I: Others

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What Makes Us Human Part I: Others

ENCORE: Are humans unique or do we just do some things a little better than other species? In the first of our two-part series on the nature of humanity: how the influence of others has shaped our evolution.

Find out how baby talk gave root to human language and why social isolation can make us sick. Plus, the joke’s on us – new research says we’re not the only laughing species: meet your giggling gorilla cousins.

And, what a writer’s visit to a chimp retirement center revealed about human discomfort with our animal ancestry.

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/What_Makes_Us_Human_Part_I_Others

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Apex Magazine Issue 16 available

Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore - Apex Book Company:

We’ve got an excellent selection of new content this month. Cat V. and our hard working team of submissions editors have done a knockout job once again!

New Fiction:
“Portage” by An Owomoyela
“L’esprit de L’escalier” by Peter M. Ball

New Poetry:
“Ghosha” by Shweta Narayan
“The Chorus of Dead Girls” by JoSelle Vanderhooft

Featured Reprint:
“each thing i show you is a piece of my death” by Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer
T
his month we need $400 in subscriptions, donations, and single copy purchases to meet our costs for Apex Magazine content. We can use any financial assistance you can give. However, we know not everyone has the spare coin during these rocky economic times, and that’s okay, there are other great ways you can help! Tweet or blog about the issue. Send this newsletter to a friend. Review the issue. We’re grateful for any help, financial and non-financial.

Ways to lend a hand: Subscription or single issue purchase

Enjoy the issue!

–Jason S.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Are We Alone for 09/06/10 - Light, the Universe, and Everything

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Are We Alone - Light, the Universe, and Everything

What’s it all about? And we mean ALL. What makes up this vast sprawling cosmos? Why does it exist? Why do we exist? Why is there something rather than nothing? Ow, my head hurts!

For possible answers, we travel to the moment after the Big Bang and discover all that came into being in those few minutes after the great flash: time, space, matter, and light. Plus, the bizarre stuff that makes up the bulk of the universe: dark energy and dark matter.

Also, what we set in motion with the invention of the light blub. How artificial light lit up our homes, our cities and – inadvertently – our skies.

Guests:

Permalink: http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Light_the_Universe_and_Everything

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8